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Today's Top Ten asks: How good is your conference so far this season?

As the 2013 college football season barrels into October, non-conference play will now ramp down for most schools for the rest of the season, or at least until mid-November. With that in mind, this tweet from Paul Myerberg summarizing the Pac-12's spectacular month led me to wonder how each league has fared so far this season.

So I decided to do something a little different in today's Top Ten by taking a nuanced look at each conference's non-conference resume. Ranking conferences is equal part science (overall record) and art (who you beat and how you beat them, who you beat you and how they did it). One last disclaimer: we're taking the temperature of how each conference has performed in non-conference games only in 2013. 

1. Pac-12
Overall record: 29-4 (.878)
Best win: UCLA 41, Nebraska 21
Worst win: California 37, Portland State 30
Best loss: Ohio State 52, California 34
Worst loss: Eastern Washington 49, Oregon State 46

2. SEC 
Overall record: 32-8 (.800)
Best win: Alabama 35, Virginia Tech 10
Worst win: Tennessee 31, South Alabama 24
Best loss: Clemson 38, Georgia 35
Worst loss: Western Kentucky 35, Kentucky 26

3. ACC
Overall record: 31-8 (.795)
Best win: Clemson 38, Georgia 35
Worst win: N.C. State 23, Richmond 21
Best loss: Alabama 35, Virginia Tech 10
Worst loss: East Carolina 55, North Carolina 31

4. Big Ten
Overall record: 36-11 (.766)
Best win: Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30
Worst win: Michigan 28, Akron 24
Best loss: Arizona State 32, Wisconsin 30
Worst loss: Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24

5. Big 12
Overall record: 22-9 (.710)
Best win: Oklahoma 35, Notre Dame 21
Best loss: LSU 37, TCU 27
Worst loss: Maryland 37, West Virginia 0 
Worst win: West Virginia 24, William & Mary 17

6. American
Overall record: 18-19 (.486)
Best win: Rutgers 28, Arkansas 24
Worst win: SMU 31, Montana State 30
Best loss: South Carolina 28, Central Florida 25
Worst loss: McNeese State 53, South Florida 21

7. Mountain West
Overall record: 16-21 (.432)
Best win: Fresno State State 52, Rutgers 51 (overtime)
Worst win: San Diego State 26, New Mexico State 16
Best loss: Utah 30, Utah State 26
Worst loss: Eastern Illinois 40, San Diego State 19

8. Sun Belt
Overall record: 12-15 (.444)
Best win: Western Kentucky 35, Kentucky 26
Worst win: Troy 34, UAB 31 (overtime)
Best loss: Tennessee 31, South Alabama 24
Worst loss: Chattanooga 42, Georgia State 14

9. MAC
Overall record: 18-29 (.375)
Best win: Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27
Worst win: Central Michigan 24, New Hampshire 21
Best loss: Michigan 28, Akron 24
Worst loss: Nicholls State 27, Western Michigan 23

10. Conference USA 
Overall record: 18-34 (.346)
Best win: East Carolina 55, North Carolina 31
Worst win: Louisiana Tech 27, Lamar 14
Best loss: Virginia Tech 15, East Carolina 10
Worst loss: Bethune-Cookman 34, Florida International 13