Sunday, December 21, 2014

Big East above ACC in conference power rankings

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Big East is ranked above the Atlantic Coast Conference in the latest ESPN conference power rankings.

Big East above ACC in conference power rankings

(David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
(David Swanson/Staff Photographer)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Big East is ranked above the Atlantic Coast Conference in the latest ESPN conference power rankings.

The Big East has three nationally ranked teams in No. 18 Louisville, No. 20 Rutgers and No. 21 Cincinnati.  The ACC has two in No. 12 Florida State and No. 16 Clemson. And the Big East is 4-3 in games against the rival conference.

But in the updated power rankings released Monday, the Big East is fifth for the first time this season. It was only 0.7 behind the fourth-ranked Big Ten. The ACC is sixth.

The Southeastern Conference is ranked first among the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Big 12 is second, followed by the Pac-12.

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If you’re wondering, the Mid-American Conference – Temple’s former league – is ninth.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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