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RunInCollege.com Rates Big 12 Top DI Men's Conference

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Contact: Stephen Turgeon
(401) 289-0112

BARRINGTON, R.I. (August 26, 2010) -- The Big 12 Conference earned top honors as the No. 1 Division I men's track & field conference in a statistical analysis done by RunInCollege.com

The analysis looked at the first and sixth place performance in every individual event at this year's Division I Outdoor Conference Championship meets. RunInCollege.com then ranked all 30 conferences in every event, taking an average ranking of each conference to determine the final rankings.

The Big 12 topped the list with an average ranking of 3.28, followed by the Pac-10 at 3.5 and the SEC at 4.13. The ACC was fourth with an average ranking of 6.82, followed closely by the Big 10 at No. 5 (6.84). (See below for complete rankings)

"We looked at both the top performance and the sixth-place performance, so we could take into account not just the best performance, but the strength of the field," said Steve Turgeon, founder of RunInCollege.com.

RunInCollege.com also ranked the conferences in the sprints (100, 200, 400), the distance races (1500, 5K, 10K) and throwing events (Hammer, Discus, Shot, Javelin). The SEC ranked first in the sprints, followed by the big 12 and the ACC. In the distance rankings, the Pac-10 was No. 1 followed by the Big 10 and the Big 12. In the throws, The Pac-10 was first followed by the Big 12 and the ACC. (Compete rankings are available to RunInCollege.com subscribers)

RunInCollege.com features a searchable database of every NCAA track & field conference championship in Division I, II and III. The database includes 76 conference championships and more than 45,000 individual men's and women's performances. The subscription-based service is designed for high school track and field athletes looking to compete in college.

 

RunInCollege.com allows athletes to compare the relative strength of each conference and of each school within the conference. It also allows athletes to look across all D1, D2, and D3 schools and what it takes to compete at each level.

High school athletes can see where they rank among all college competitors in any individual event and can see how they would have finished in every conference championship in the country. The data is searchable by division, conference and school. It also offers the ability to rank the conference based on winning time, last scoring place and last competitive place in every event.

About RunInCollege.com
RunInCollege.com is owned and operated by Turgeon Communications LLC, a marketing, public relations and investor relations firm located in Barrington, Rhode Island. Opened in 2002, the firm provides communication services to a variety of clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Steve Turgeon is the Managing Partner of Turgeon Communications and is the head girls track & field coach at Barrington High School.

Temporary access to RunInCollege.com is available for members of the media. For more information or to request access, please contact Steve Turgeon at (401) 289-0112 or at tcomm@cox.net.


Men's Division I Track & Field Rankings

Rank League Average Ranking
1 Big 12 Conference 3.24
2 Pacific 10 Conference (Pac-10) 3.5
3 Southeastern Conference (SEC) 4.13
4 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 6.82
5 Big Ten Conference 6.84
6 Big East Conference 7.95
7 Mountain West Conference 10.92
8 Conference USA 11.86
9 Southland Conference 12.55
10 Western Conference 12.73
11 Ivy League 12.97
12 Big West Conference 13
13 Mid-American Conference 14.13
14 Missouri Valley Conference 14.63
15 Sunbelt Conference 15.23
16 Big Sky Conference 15.47
17T American East Conference 17.55
17T Atlantic 10 Conference 17.55
19 Colonial Athletic Association 17.84
20 Big South Conference 17.92
21 Mid-Eastern Conference 18.5
22 Summit League 19.63
23 Patriot League 20.05
24 Southwestern Athletic Conference 21.92
25 Southern Conference 22.42
26 Northeast Conference 22.47
27 Horizon League 23
28 Atlantic Sun Conference 23.26
29 Ohio Valley Conference 25.5
30 Metro Atlantic Conference 25.83