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Second-best conference: It's the Pac-12!

ESPN.com's "Hot button" debate features me and Big 12 blogger David Ubben arguing for our conference as No. 2 behind the SEC.

You can read it here.

I'm actually surprised that Ubben showed up. I assumed he'd arrive waving a white flag and concede.

Yet it appears that early polling favors the Big 12! I know: Sometimes Democracy is lame.

So if you want to defend the honor of the Pac-12, go and vote. Early and often.