Rank 'Em: Big 12 vs. Pac-10 Prestige

Created: June 15, 2010, 9:15 AM

Where does Colorado rank?

Does the revamped Big 12 have more prestige programs than the Pac-10?

The Big 12 is two teams shy of living up to its name at the moment, having lost Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-10, but it staved off potential extinction by keeping Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State from following Colorado to what would have been a 16-team Pac-10.

So where is the balance of power between the two conferences? Does the Pac-10 have more prestige athletic programs, or even after losing Nebraska's history and the Colorado television market, does the smaller Big 12 still have better programs than its rival to the west?

Rank the 21 programs below in order of the prestige you think they bring to the college sports scene.


 
 
  • Arizona
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 24
  • Arizona St.
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 12
  • Baylor
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 33
  • California
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 7
  • Colorado
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 69
  • Iowa State
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 58
  • Kansas
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 72
  • Kansas State
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 77
  • Missouri
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 36
  • Oklahoma
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 29
  • Oklahoma St.
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 35
  • Oregon
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 22
  • Oregon St.
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 70
  • Stanford
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 1
  • Texas
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 6
  • Texas A&M
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 13
  • Texas Tech
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 57
  • UCLA
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 16
  • USC
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 4
  • Washington
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 11
  • Washington St.
    2009 Directors' Cup: No. 120