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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
SEC leads Pac-12 in first conference rank

By Ted Miller

ESPN Stats & Information is again ranking the FBS conferences, and the SEC -- again! -- leads the nation, with the Pac-12 fairly close behind.

The rankings will use ESPN’s new Football Power Index (FPI) instead of the BCS computers, as it did last year, but the premise of the rankings remains the same. The AP poll will measure the strength of the top schools in the conference and the FPI will measure the depth of the conference.

The Pac-12 is 6.6 points behind the SEC and nearly 15 points ahead of the ACC, which is ranked third.

Here's the chart:

Here's what Stats & Info says about the SEC-Pac-12 battle:
A couple of notes on that: