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The SEC tops conference power rankings

And just like that, the SEC is back on top.

After spending the first half of the college football season looking up in ESPN conference power rankings, the SEC made the jump from No. 2 to No. 1 after upsets rattled the top 10. Just like last year, the good folks at ESPN Stats & Information use a formula that equally weighs the rankings from the AP poll and a compilation of available BCS computer rankings in order to determine which conference is the best and worst in the country.

The SEC passed the Big 12 in this week's rankings because of the strength the conference has in the AP poll (No. 1). After a very successful weekend, the SEC now has seven teams in the AP Top 25, including three -- Alabama, South Carolina and Florida -- in the top four.

While losses by Georgia and LSU didn't impact the SEC because they lost to South Carolina and Florida, the Big 12 took a hit with TCU getting upset by Iowa State and Texas Tech losing to Oklahoma.

The SEC is second only to the Big 12 in the computer polls, but now has a 95.6-94.5 lead over the Big 12.

Here's a look at the complete rankings:

ESPN Stats & Information College Football Conference Power Rankings