College golf’s best conference: Pac-10 or SEC?
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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.
|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|
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