Saturday, June 5, 2010

Just for kicks and giggles...

With all the talk over the past week over the Pac-10 Conference making a move in creating a super-conference by inviting Big 12 schools Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, we thought that just for fun, we'd combine the results of the two men's conference track & field championships, and see how a meet with all sixteen schools would come out.

Please note that in this combined meet, the decathlon was not scored, because the Big 12 held its multi-event competition one day before the start of the main meet, as opposed to the Pac-10, which held the multis one week before the start of the main meet.

Had the Pac-10 held its multis on the same schedule as the Big 12, it would have limited how many events Oregon's Ashton Eaton (left/photo by Paul Merca) would have scored.

Attached as a .pdf file is the combined results of the Big 12 and Pac-10 meets, with the results of the six schools not invited by the Pac-10 thrown out.

Combined Big 12/Pac-10 Men's Track & Field Championship meet results

Without the decathlon, the Oregon Ducks still win the super-conference meet with a score of 114 points, thanks to Eaton, and some big scores in the 800 and 1500 meter runs.

Stanford's big points in the 5000 and 10000 give them a 73-72 edge over Texas A&M for second, with Arizona State and USC tying for fourth with 69 points. USC's sprints and jumps edge in the Pac-10 meet is neutralized by Texas A&M, among other schools.

The Red Raiders of Texas Tech get sixth with 51.5 points, a half-point ahead of Oklahoma. Both the Washington Huskies & Washington State Cougars tie for eighth with 35, followed by Texas in tenth at 33.5 points.

Rounding out the sixteen-team meet are Cal at 32, UCLA at 29, Arizona 18, Colorado 13, Oklahoma State 6 and Oregon State 5.

If you score the decathlon, Texas A&M leapfrogs Stanford to get second, Arizona State breaks the tie with USC to get sole possession of fourth; the Huskies get sole possession of eighth, and Cal overtakes Texas for tenth. There are no changes in the final five places.

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