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Ranking the College Football Conferences: Big 10, SEC Lead the Way 10

Posted on August 09, 2011 by Teddy Bailey

The Big 10 Will Be Very Deep This Season.

As the 2011 College Football season is coming at us in full stride, here is my opinion on the top conferences this year:

1. Big 10: This is a tossup. The SEC looks stellar this year, but I have to go with the Big 10. With the Nebraska Cornhuskers entering the conference, there’s going to big dramatic changes. I like Michigan State to win the Legends Division. Look for Nebraska to make a splash and come up right behind the Spartans. I’m picking Michigan as the sleeper of the Legends, with Brady Hoke dramatically changing this program. For the Leaders Division, Wisconsin blows out the competition. Penn State falls short in 2nd, and Illinois and Ohio State will be in the pack. The Big 10 is a deep conference this year, that’s why i like them at #1.

2. SEC: Just behind the Big Ten, I like the Southeastern Conference. Alabama wins yet another SEC title, but they’re going to have to do it with teams like Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia right on their back. I don’t believe Auburn will contend this year, but Tiger fans, expect a bowl game. LSU will be there, as usual, along with Tennessee and Ole Miss being stuck in a unbelievable conference.

3. Big 12: The Big 12 won’t be deep. But, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will battle it out in Norman and Stillwater once again. Trailing Oklahoma will be Texas, who has rejuvenated their program, and may have a shot. I like Texas A+M as a sleeper, along with Missouri, but Baylor will have a hard year. Read the rest of this entry →

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