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Conference Expansion and the Director's Cup

 

Its over, Stanford dominates once again for its 17th straight title, winning by nearly 300 points.  Ohio St came in second, followed by California and Florida, and the ACC had 4 schools in the top ten.  Texas finished 12th notably behind both A&M and Oklahoma who came in at 8 and 10 respectively.  But I was curious to see the break down per conference and see how the Big12 and Big12-2 ranked, so first I calculated how the conference looked this last year before the realignment and then what it would look like after, and here's what I found (AQ's, CUSA, and MWC only, nobody else is even close).

 

Conference-Total-Average

2010-11 Conferences
Pac10 - 8,189.3 - 818.93
BigTen - 8,000.65 - 727.33
ACC - 8,010 - 667.5
SEC - 7,795.55 - 649.62
B12 - 7,328.6 - 610.71
BEfb only - 2,561.80 - 320.22
BE all- 4867.50 - 303.87
MWC - 2,24.05 - 258.22
CUSA - 1925.75 - 160.47

Future 2012 Conferences
Pac12 - 8,770.80 - 730.9
B1G - 8,634.65 - 719.55
ACC - 8,010 - 667.5
SEC - 7,795.55 - 649.62
B12-2 - 6,379.10 - 637.91
BEfb only - 2957.05 - 328.56
BE all - 5,262.75 - 309.57
MWC - 1,574.55 - 174.95
CUSA - 1925.75 - 160.47

So what I've gathered, the Big 12 lost a middle of the road school in overall athletics and a below average one, so their score's will go up slightly, conversely both the Pac12 and B1G's scores will decline slightly since they were already way above average and are simply diluting their scores.  Also noticeable is how far the MWC has fallen with the loss of BYU and TCU, Utah's scores are offset by Boise St's but Nevada and Fresno can't make up the rest of difference.  All in all the Big 12-2 is still a competitive conference in line with the other 4 major conferences and could be better if the Kansas schools could get their acts together, the Big East is still at the bottom of the AQ's no matter how you slice it, and the Mountain West suffered a huge blow by losing BYU and TCU to a lesser extent.

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