College Football Preview, Part 6 of 11

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Tortuga12 from Addicted to Quack and I will be doing a 11 part College Football Preview throughout the Summer. Today we will be ranking the conferences and classifying the teams. My classifications are compared to other teams in the conference and Tortuga's are compared to other teams in the country. Mine are in BOLD and Tortuga's are in regular font.

1. SEC

Elite Teams: Georgia, Alabama, Florida
Good Teams: Mississippi, South Carolina, LSU
So-So Teams: Tennessee, Mississippi, Vanderbilt
Mediocre Teams: Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky
Bad Teams: None

2. Big 12

Elite Teams: Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas
Good Teams: Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Kansas
So-So Teams: Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa State
Mediocre Teams: Baylor, Colorado, Texas A&M
Bad Teams: None

3. Pac-10

Elite Teams: USC, Oregon
Good Teams: Arizona State, California
So-So Teams: Oregon State, Arizona
Mediocre Teams: Stanford, UCLA
Bad Teams: Washington, Washington State

4. ACC

Elite Teams: Virginia Tech, Florida State, Boston College
Good Teams: Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia
So-So Teams: Maryland, North Carolina, Clemson
Mediocre Teams: Miami (Florida), NC State, Duke
Bad Teams: None

5. WAC

Elite Teams: Boise State, Fresno State
Good Teams: Nevada, Louisiana Tech
So-So Teams: San Jose State, Hawaii
Mediocre Teams: New Mexico State, Utah State
Bad Teams: Idaho

6. Big 10

Elite Teams: Ohio State, Wisconsin
Good Teams: Penn State, Michigan State
So-So Teams: Illinois, Nortwestern
Mediocre Teams: Iowa, Minnesota
Bad Teams: Michigan, Purdue, Indiana

7. Big East

Elite Teams: Pittsburgh, West Virginia
Good Teams: Cincinnati, South Florida
So-So Teams: Connecticut, Rutgers
Mediocre Teams: Louisville, Syracuse
Bad Teams: None

8. Mountain West

Elite Teams: Utah, TCU
Good Teams: BYU, Air Force
So-So Teams: Colorado State, New Mexico
Mediocre Teams: UNLV, Wyoming
Bad Teams: San Diego State

9. MAC

Elite Teams: Ball State, Buffalo, Western Michigan 
Good Teams: Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Temple 
So-So Teams: Central Michigan, Ohio, Toledo
Mediocre Teams: Akron, Eastern Michigan, Kent State
Bad Teams: Miami (Ohio)

10. C-USA

Elite Teams: Tulsa, East Carolina, UTEP
Good Teams: Southern Miss, UCF, Rice
So-So Teams: Marshall, Houston, Memphis
Mediocre Teams: Tulane, SMU, UAB
Bad Teams: None

11. Sun Belt

Elite Teams: Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette
Good Teams: Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State
So-So Teams: Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State
Mediocre Teams: Florida International, North Texas
Bad Teams: Western Kentucky

Tortuga's rankings after the break. 

1. SEC

Elite teams: Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama
Good teams: LSU, Georgia
So-so teams: Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina
Mediocre teams: Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Mississippi St.
Bad: NONE

2. Big 12

Elite teams: Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
Good teams: Nebraska, Kansas, Texas Tech
So-so teams: Missouri, Colorado
Mediocre teams: Baylor, Texas A&M
Bad teams: Kansas State, Iowa State
  
3. PAC-10

Elite teams: USC
Good teams: Oregon, California, Oregon State
So-so teams: Stanford, UCLA, ASU
Mediocre teams: Arizona
Bad teams: Washington, Washington State

4. Big 10

Elite teams:Ohio State
Good teams: Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa
So-so teams: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
Mediocre teams: Northwestern, Minnesota
Bad teams: Purdue, Indiana

5. ACC

Elite teams: Virginia Tech
Good teams: Florida State, Georgia Tech
So-so teams: Wake ForestClemson, NC State, Miami, North Carolina
Mediocre teams: Maryland, Boston College
Bad teams: Virginia, Duke

6. MWC

Elite teams: NONE
Good teams: TCU, BYU, Utah
So-so teams: Air Force
Mediocre teams: Colorado State, UNLV
Bad teams:New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming

7. Big East

Elite teams: NONE
Good teams: Pittsburgh, West Virginia
So-so teams: Rutgers, South Florida,
Mediocre teams: Cincinnati, Connecticut
Bad teams: Syracuse, Louisville
 
8. WAC

Elite teams:Boise State
Good teams: NONE
So-so teams: Nevada, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech
Mediocre teams: Hawaii
Bad teams: Utah State, Idaho, New Mexico State, San Jose State

9. C-USA

Elite teams: NONE
Good teams: Houston
So-so teams: East Carolina, Southern Miss, Tulsa
Mediocre teams: Memphis, Rice
Bad teams: UCF, Marshall, UAB, UTEP, SMU, Tulane

10. MAC

Elite teams: NONE
Good teams:Central Michigan
So-so teams: Western Michigan, Buffalo
Mediocre teams:Ball State, Northern Illinois
Bad teams: Ohio, Miami (Oh), Akron, Kent State, Toledo, Eastern Michigan

11. Sun Belt

Elite teams: NONE
Good teams: NONE
So-so teams:Troy
Mediocre teams: FAU, Arkansas State, MTSU, 
Bad teams: LA. Lafayette, La. Monroe, FIU, North Texas, WKU 
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