The two major conference championships going on this weekend are the SEC and Pac-12. So who is going to win?
One way is to look at the USTFCCCA rankings. In a situation like this, though, those are not exactly helpful–those rankings are a numerical measure of a team’s scoring potential at the NCAA Championships, which isn’t exactly the same thing as a conference championship.
Better yet is to come up with a “dope sheet”, a prediction of the outcome of each event, and then add up scores. You can then update your scoresheet as actual results come in, and adjust your predicted final score.
It’s a cumbersome project at times, which is why a) I haven’t done it for the Big Ten Championships (and maybe I’ll get to that later today) and b) I’m glad the Eugene Register-Guard already did it for the Pac-12.
Here are the predicted final scores, which I will periodically update throughout the weekend.
MEN WOMEN 153 Arkansas 124 Florida 127 Florida 123 LSU 125 Texas A&M 121 Arkansas 78 Georgia 104 Texas A&M 56 LSU 82 Georgia 51 Kentucky 47 Kentucky 50 Auburn 43 Missouri 41 Alabama 42 Auburn 38 Missouri 40 South Carolina 38 Mississippi 24 Tennessee 33 Tennessee 23 Miss State 31 Miss State 22 Alabama 9 South Carolina 13 Mississippi 9 Vanderbilt Pac-12 Championships
MEN WOMEN 148 Oregon 159 Oregon 107 USC 121 Arizona 104 UCLA 89 Arizona State 89 Arizona State 84 Stanford 88 Washington 83 USC 69 California 80 UCLA 68 Arizona 55 Washington 54 Colorado 53 Colorado 47 Washington St. 38 Washington St. 45 Stanford 35 California 14 Utah 8 Oregon State