College golf’s best conference: Pac-10 or SEC?

Which conference is truly the best? The Pac-10 or the SEC?

Since this seems to always be a big debate in college golf circles, it was time to take a numeric approach to solve this puzzle.

It's important to note that I used all of the teams in each conference equally and only used results from the fall season. A power ranking was computed for each conference based on the average power rating of each team in that conference.

For the men, it was easily the Pac-10 Conference, but some might be surprised that the ACC checked in at No. 2 ahead of the SEC.

On the women's side, again it was the Pac-10 Conference giving the Pac-10 Conference the title as the best conference in college golf.

Click here for the complete standings.

MEN WOMEN
1. Pac-10 70.98 1. Pac-10 73.38
2. ACC 71.32 2. SEC 73.39
3. SEC 71.53 3. ACC 74.39
4. Big 12 71.65 4. Big 10 74.55
5. MWC 72.05 5. Big 12 74.65
6. Big Ten 72.22 6. MWC 74.98
7. C-USA 73.1 7. Big West 75.7
8. Big West 73.24 8. WCC 76.4
9. Sun Belt 73.29 9. C-USA 76.58
10. WCC 73.33 10. Big East 76.62
11. SoCon 73.71 11. WAC 76.74
12. MAC 73.72 12. Southern 77.22
13. Southland 73.73 13. Sun Belt 77.43
14. WAC 73.81 14. MAC 77.95
15. A-Sun 73.88 15. IVY 78.2
16. Big South 74.04 16. MVC 78.41
17. Big East 74.78 17. Colonial 78.46
18. America Sky 74.8 18. A-SUN 78.78
19. CAA 75.04 19. Southland 78.87
20. MVC 75.16 20. Big Sky 80.11
21. OVC 75.26 21. Big South 80.37
22. Ivy 75.44 22. OVC 81.69
23. Horizon 75.81 23. Summit 81.85
24. Summit 76.28 24. America East 82.76
25. A-10 76.36 25. Great West 83.37
26. Patriot 76.52 26. Horizon 83.88
27. Metro 78.24 27. Northeast 86.56
28. Northeast 78.61 28. Metro 88.78
29. Great West 79.29 29. SWAC 104.67
30. SWAC 89.89
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