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SEC continues to top Power Rankings

ESPN Stats & Info released its weekly conference power rankings, and the SEC continues its run at the top.

It's good to be the king.

The rankings are calculated on a 100-point scale, and for much of last season the SEC dominated the rankings. The SEC finished 2010 9.8 points above the Pac-10 as Auburn won the BCS National Championship.

In 2011, the SEC leads with a score of 98.1, which is .3 points higher than where the SEC ended last season. The SEC currently has two teams in the top three, and seven teams in the top 25. The Big 12 is right behind the SEC with a score of 97.5 and the Big Ten is No. 3, with a rating of 81.7.

The SEC is actually second in computer rankings, behind the Big 12. The Pac-12 is third and the Big East is fourth.

While summing up the info gathered, Sharon Katz and Albert Larcada said the SEC "won big games over nonconference opponents that have cemented its place atop the rankings. Alabama, LSU and Tennessee all won big over teams in other conferences. Overall, 10 of 12 SEC teams are undefeated in nonconference play."

There are some big games this week in the SEC this week and the SEC should come out of nonconference matchups relatively unscathed.

Here is how the rankings look: