Iliana Limón Romero
Big 12 recovered nicely
I've got to name the Big 12 as Comeback Conference of the Century. For a league that looked like it might go extinct last year when it ran off its commissioner as the
The Big 12 is ranked No. 1 in this week's Sagarin ratings, ahead of the SEC and Pac-12. The Big 12 has played a lot of cream puffs to get that glossy 22-2 nonconference record, but it also may have replaced the Pac-12 as the best conference for quarterbacks.
The league that almost went bust has eight unbeaten schools and has outscored nonconference opponents by an average of 48.3 to 13.9. The Big 12 survived — and advanced.
Big 12 has depth, intrigue
Whether any league can break the SEC's hold on the national championship remains to be seen. But the Big 12 certainly has a wildly entertaining and competitive look.
The 10-team Big 12 is small enough to play a round-robin conference schedule, meaning no one ducks a fellow contender, assuring an undisputed champion.
Big East, by elimination
Let's do this by process of elimination.
It's tempting to choose the
I'll pick the Big East. Without West Virginia, the highest-ranked team is No. 19 Louisville, which on Saturday got outgained by Florida International. And the worst team record-wise is