Lame Statistics -- SEC vs Pac-10
Comparing the NUMBER of teams in the Top-25 at year's end is ridiculous because the SEC has two more teams in it than the Pac-10.
Maybe, in the cultural differences paragraph, you could add that 2 of the SEC's 12 member schools (16.6%) managed to crack the US News top 50 academically this year. The Pac-10 has 5 of its 10 schools (50%) in the top 50. So apparently literacy is another difference.
Editors Note: Yes some conferences have more teams than others. For instance, Big East Basketball has 16 teams. But, they are all part of the Big East, so we consider them all when talking college basketball.
Even if you base it on percentages, the SEC still has a higher percentage of teams in the top 25 as well.
Congrats to the Pac-10 on having more teams in the US News Top 50 Academic Colleges.