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Phil Steele 2017 Conference Rankings for Football...
Here it is plus link:

After plugging all the numbers into my computer, here are my projections for the toughest conference in 2017. Note that the Mountain West and MAC tied for the eighth-strongest conference.

1. SEC
2. ACC
3. Big Ten
4. Pac-12
5. Big 12
6. Independent
7. American
8. MAC
8. Mountain West
10. CUSA
11. Sun Belt


http://insider.espn.com/college-football...rence-2017
07-08-2017 09:04 AM
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RE: Phil Steele 2017 Conference Rankings for Football...
Curious how your rankings are calculated. Above list SEC as #1 however the article leads one to believe this isn't the case. "For the first time in 10 years, the SEC did not take home that title.". I do not have ESPN insider so plausible the actual article supports your commentary
07-08-2017 10:37 AM
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(07-08-2017 10:37 AM)TheChosenOne Wrote:  Curious how your rankings are calculated. Above list SEC as #1 however the article leads one to believe this isn't the case. "For the first time in 10 years, the SEC did not take home that title.". I do not have ESPN insider so plausible the actual article supports your commentary

Wasn't my commentary....what was posted was the last paragraph in the Phil Steele article...this is now he broke it down...copy & paste from the article:

The first group: the top three teams' average power rating. The SEC came out on top with Alabama, Auburn and Florida. The ACC's top three of Florida State, Clemson and Miami ranked second. The Big Ten's trio of Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin came in third.

The Pac-12's USC, Washington and Stanford were a close fourth.

Showing how close the conferences are this year, the average Power Poll power rating for the SEC's top three is 134.77, and the Big Ten's is 134.09.

The next group was the top five teams of each league. The Power 5 teams remained the same.

The next group included the top eight teams of each conference. In this category, the Pac-12 showed better depth in teams six through eight, and got past the Big Ten. The Group of 5 conferences held up in the same order.

The toughest conference is not just about strength at the top -- it's also about which ones have better depth, and fewer weak teams at the bottom.

The next category to look at is the overall average power ratings. This gives as much weight to the weakest team in the conference as it does the top team. Here, the ACC jumped back up to the No. 2 spot, and the Big 12, with just 10 teams, climbed up to No. 3. The Big Ten was last of the Power 5 leagues. The Group of 5 numbers held steady.
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RE: Phil Steele 2017 Conference Rankings for Football...
Thanks for the clarification. Scratching my head based on insert commenting SEC wasn't #1 but apparently click bait. Good stuff, thanks for sharing
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(07-08-2017 12:47 PM)TheChosenOne Wrote:  Thanks for the clarification. Scratching my head based on insert commenting SEC wasn't #1 but apparently click bait. Good stuff, thanks for sharing

Plus 3...

No problem....found his thoughts interesting for the coming season.
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Phil Steele 2017 Conference Rankings for Football...
No way is the MAC even with the MW.


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MAC-tion baby!

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07-08-2017 07:13 PM
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Fake News. Everyone knows the AAC is the worst conference.

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MAC > MWC

That's a pretty hard gut shot.
07-09-2017 08:35 AM
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(07-09-2017 08:35 AM)nzmorange Wrote:  MAC > MWC

That's a pretty hard gut shot.

Top MWC teams are probably (?) better than top MAC teams, but conference average could go either way.
Nobody talks about the bottom teams much.
07-10-2017 08:53 AM
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