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The Big 12 vs. major conferences in 2011

Want to talk conference superiority?

No better place to do it than on the field. And in 2011, the Big 12 more than held its own against college football's other major conferences.

Here's how it shook out:

ACC: 3-1

  • Oklahoma 23, Florida State 13

  • Georgia Tech 66, Kansas 24

  • Kansas State 28, Miami 24

  • Missouri 41, North Carolina 24

Big East: 1-1

  • Iowa State 24, UConn 20

  • Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13

Big Ten: 3-0

  • Iowa State 44, Iowa 41 (3OT)

  • Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14

  • Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22

Pac-12: 5-1

  • Baylor 67, Washington 56

  • Texas 21, Cal 10

  • Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38 (OT)

  • Arizona State 37, Mizzou 30 (OT)

  • Oklahoma State 37, Arizona 14

  • Texas 49, UCLA 20

SEC: 0-2

  • Arkansas 41, Texas A&M 38

  • Arkansas 29, Kansas State 16

OVERALL: 12-5

That's pretty good. The Big 12 was 33-5 in nonconference play this past season, the best winning percentage of any league. That also means the Big 12 was 21-0 against teams outside major conferences. Even Kansas took care of business against MAC champion Northern Illinois early in the season.

Here's how the Big 12's record against major competition compared to the rest of the major conferences. Just like in the postseason conference rankings from ESPN Stats & Info, the Big 12 and SEC are neck and neck, but head and shoulders above the other leagues.

1. SEC (14-4)

2. Big 12 (12-5)

3. Big Ten (10-12)

4. Pac-12 (9-12)

5. Big East (7-11)

6. ACC (9-16)