Ted Miller The Pac-12 has earned national respect during its nonconference schedule. The general consensus is the conference, which boasts a 29-4 record in out-of-league play, ranks second to the SEC. And there are a few outliers crunching analytics who believe the Pac-12 is, in fact, No. 1. The conference is elite at the top and boasts high quality top-to-bottom. Heck, once-woeful Colorado beat a Colorado State team on a neutral field that took homestanding and top-ranked Alabama into the fourth quarter before yielding. Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-12 Blog Click here to view the article.