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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Pac-12, Big 12 even in conference rankings

By Ted Miller

The SEC is the nation's best conference, at least heading into the postseason. But who's going to end up No. 2?

The Pac-12 and Big 12 are in a dead heat for that spot in the latest ESPN Stats & Information’s college football power rankings.

The Pac-12 currently leads the Big 12 for the No. 2 spot by 0.4 points. Both took hits last weekend, as the SEC built its lead to nearly 15 points.

There is a huge gap thereafter. The Big 12 leads the Big Ten by 12.5 points. And the fifth-place ACC trails the Big 12 by 38.9.

The Pac-12 and Big 12 will play in the Holiday and Alamo Bowls, so that might help settle the ultimate ranking.