2012 NFL Draft Picks By College Conference: SEC Gives Ground To Pac-12, Big Ten

Now that Round 2 and Round 3 (click for complete picks and analysis and such) of the 2012 NFL Draft are in the books, it's time to update college conference power rankings, the most important story of the weekend to be sure. As always (GRRRRRRRR) the SEC comes out on top, but a weak display of depth has the margin narrowing. This is so important!

The Pac-12 and Big Ten have closed the gap, while the third round saw four mid-majors have better showings than the SEC. Four! Check out Conference USA, the only non-BCS conference to land a pick in all three rounds.

The scoring system here: each pick is assigned a point value, with pick No. 1 worth 253 points and pick No. 253 worth one point. And all points in between. (Also, for a little high school braggadocio, check out this map.) Pleased to see Canada and Montana making appearances:

Conference Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Total

SEC 2,174 1,024 345 3,543

Pac-12 959 1,039 892 2,890

Big Ten 908 1,413 537 2,858

ACC 704 629 885 2,218

Big 12 1,213 394 530 2,137

Big East 472 627 338 1,437

C-USA 243 195 534 972

MWC 458 350 808

Sun Belt 508 508

Independents 466 466

MAC 348 348

SoCon 221 221

Gulf South 215 215

Lone Star 214 214

WAC 207 207

Big Sky 189 189

Canada West 165 165

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