Big 12's lead over the SEC gets smaller

The Big 12 still has a lead over the SEC as ESPN Stats & Info's No. 1 conference, but it continues to grow smaller and smaller.

Last week, by way of grabbing four teams in the top six of the polls, the SEC took the lead over the Big 12 in the human polls.

The Big 12 still has the lead in the computers, but its overall lead is just half a point in this week's update. The Big 12 and SEC, however, are a healthy 12.5 points ahead of the Pac-12 at No. 3.

"The computers favor the Big 12 with nine of its 10 teams ranked in the top 34 out of 124 possible schools," writes the Stats and Info crew. "In comparison, only eight of 14 schools in the SEC rank in the top 34 by the computers."

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