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RunInCollege.com Rates Pac-10 Top Women's D1 Conference

Pac-10 Edges Out Big 12 and SEC in Statistical Analysis

BARRINGTON, R.I. (September 21, 2010) -- The Pac-10 Conference earned top honors as the No. 1 Division I women'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 Pac-10 finished with 142 total places (average ranking of 3.74), one spot ahead of the Big 12 at 143 total places (average ranking 3.76) and three spots ahead of the SEC at 145 total places (average ranking of 3.82).

"We looked at 38 sets of data in determining this ranking," said Steve Turgeon, founder of RunInCollege.com. "We looked at both the top performance and the sixth-place performance so we could take into account the strength of the field. And after all that, it's amazing that the top three conferences were separated by only three points."

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 tied at No. 2. In the throws, The Big 12 was first, followed by the SEC and the Missouri Valley Conference. (Complete rankings in these categories 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 see 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.

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Women's Division I Track & Field Rankings

Ranking Conference Average Ranking
1 Pac-10 Conference 3.74
2 Big 12 Conference 3.76
3 Southeastern Conference (SEC) 3.82
4 Big Ten Conference 5.24
5 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 5.37
6 Big East Conference 7.76
7 Conference USA 7.95
8 Mountain West Conference 10.36
9 Big West Conference 11.39
10 Mid-American Conference 11.76
11 Western Conference 11.92
12 Missouri Valley Conference 12.5
13 Ivy League 13.5
14 Southland Conference 14.29
15 Sunbelt Conference 15.1
16 Big Sky Conference 17.03
17 Summit League 17.6
18 Atlantic 10 Conference 17.65
19 Colonial League 17.73
20 American East Conference 18.23
21 Mid-Eastern Conference 18.32
22 Big South Conference 21.15
23 Southern Conference 22.1
24 Ohio Valley Conference 22.88
25 Horizon League 22.92
26 Atlantic Sun Conference 23.52
27 Patriot League 24.05
28 Northeast Conference 24.5
29 Southwestern Athletic Conference 25.44
30 Metro Atlantic Conference 27.78