Which college football conference reigns supreme?

first_imgCollege football fans like to think that their conference is the best in the league, but there can only be one division that truly reigns supreme. This week, the Badger Herald breaks down the top five conferences in college football and determines who really is the best in the land.5: Big 12The Big 12 began the season 7-3 with losses coming from Texas, West Virginia and Baylor. Following Texas and West Virginia’s losses they were both dropped from the top 25, leaving only Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State emerging as the only real college playoff contenders, the Big 12 is dealing with a serious lack of depth. They will hold their first ever conference title game this season, which they hope will help them get a team into the College Football Playoff after being left out two of the last three seasons.Current season stats for the Big 12 4: Pac 12 The Pac 12 has started off hot, with its teams winning 12 of the 13 games they’ve played. The record is a bit misleading though because many of its teams played easy week one matchups. Conference front-runner USC looked anything but impressive in there opener against Western Michigan and it remains to be seen if Washington can repeat the success it had last year or if it will resort back too its old losing ways.Aside from these two teams the Pac 12, doesn’t really have another title contender, although teams like Stanford and Washington State may be poised for breakout years.Current stats for the Pac 123: ACCACC teams had a 10-4 record opening weekend. The conference took a big hit though, with Florida State not only losing in its opener to Alabama but also losing its Heisman candidate Deondre Francois to a season ending knee injury. Reigning national champion Clemson lost Deshaun Watson to the NFL but the perennial powerhouse seams to have retooled as they looked very convincing in their 56-3 rout of Kent State.Depth though is what the ACC lacks with Louisville beating Purdue in unconvincing fashion and Virginia Tech still largely unproven. It remains to be seen whether Lamar Jackson, as incredible as he is, can carry Louisville with their many holes defensively.Current stats for the ACC2: SECSEC teams had an opening weekend record of 12-2 with the most impressive being Alabama’s dismantling of previously third-ranked Florida State. Aside from the undisputed top team in the country there is no clear front runner to contend for a title.With six teams in the top 25 though someone will almost surely step up to challenge the Crimson Tide. The most storied conference in college football may not be as strong as it usually is but it would be a mistake to underestimate the proven track record of the SEC.Current SEC stats 1: Big TenThe Big Ten began the season with a record of 11-3. With four top 10 teams who are all legitimate title contenders the Big Ten is far and away the strongest conference in the country.Ohio State has emerged as the early favorite but Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan have all shown that they aren’t far behind with convincing week one performances.The winner of the Big Ten is a virtual lock to make the College Football Playoff and even getting a second team in isn’t out of the question considering the strength of the conference this year.Current Big Ten statslast_img read more


first_imgThree first round NWGOBA heats feature on tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford.There are 12 races on the card and runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Augustine Hotdog; 2, Glenside Boy; 3, Toobufftootough; 4, Deerpark Jim; 5, Chloe Ann; 6, Ballougry Bound. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Altmore Gem; 2, Imperial Tank; 3, Cloneen Dynamo; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Ruiris Champ; 6, Great Soprano.Race 3 The Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Altmore Rose; 2, Saberry; 3, Tober Scolari; 4, Gabby’s Mondays; 5, Fridays Berlin; 6, Deerpark Youngin.Race 4 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Killahara Kate; 2, Tegans Luck; 3, Tommylees Buddy; 4, Skater Amy; 5, Keady Gift; 6, On the Snaff.Race 5 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Maid of More; 2, Elons Persi; 3, Whiterock Diva; 4, Blackstone Maxx; 5, Glenside Amber; 6, Castleroggy Keri. Race 6 The Lifford €15 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Corrin Gooch; 2, Turbine Tulip; 3, Paddock Paula; 4, Tahina Ace; 5, Hather Two Bake; 6, Burnpark Lee.Race 7 The A McLean Bookmakers 350 (350 yards): 1, Goodinthehood; 2, Tahina Sabrina; 3, Lisnastrane Dude; 4, Drumsna Major; 5, Bua Joey; 6, Nobodys Baby.Race 8 The NWGOBA 525 round one, heat one (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Stream; 2, Flagfield Band; 3, Smurfing Oddball; 4, Imperial Robin; 5, Kenyan Gold; 6, Button Jo.Race 9 The NWGOBA 525 round one, heat two (525 yards) 1, Greenville Glory; 2, Smurfing Manx; 3, Maybe Ted; 4, Mineola Maximus; 5, Imperial Falcon; 6, Flagfield Indi.Race 10 The NWGOBA 525 round one, heat three (525 yards): 1, Mullrook Dabhoyo; 2, Battle Born; 3, Hather If; 4, Hather For Luck; 5, Lacey Girl; 6, Ballybun Glen. Race 11 The Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather Bonnie; 2, Castleroggy Lord; 3, Golden Pearl; 4, Friday’s Brett; 5, Psycho Bob; 6, Dartrey Snow.Race 12 The Getting Out Bumper 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Lotus Paddy; 2, Colarhouse Lady; 3, Drumsna Prince; 4, Hi Dibblies; 5, Ill Get That; 6, Castleroggy Rust.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 9th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more