College Football: Ranking the Power Five conferences for 2021 season

2019 SEC football championship game (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to acknowledge the fact that some conferences/leagues are just better than others. This unofficial law can and does affect any sport, including collegiate football.

A lot of this has to do with geography. For example, the Southeastern region of the United States is renowned for its football production. As a result, the SEC and ACC already have an advantage of their own right there (the former especially).

But just because a conference is based around a particular region does not guarantee that it will be spectacular, as the aforementioned ACC has in no way been a powerhouse recently.

But nonetheless, the Power Five still possesses an evident structure of greatness when comparing all of their conferences with one another, and that is precisely what we are going to break down today.

5. Pac-12

The long and short of it is that the Pac-12 simply does not have a title contender amongst their universities, and the same cannot be said for their four counterparts.

Currently, the two best programs in their league are Oregon and USC; and even those powers are going 10-3 on a good year. The last time a Pac-12 team made the playoff was Washington over five years ago, and it was only to be humbled by Alabama in the semifinals.

The conference does not appear to care about football as much as any of the others, and their consistently lackluster impact on the college football landscape has pointed to that exact conclusion.