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Big East best in bowl games since '05

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The Big East just wrapped up a postseason in which it finished as the lone BCS conference in America with a winning record.

Despite the generic criticism, this is not as much of an anomaly as most would think. In fact, since the Big East added Louisville, Cincinnati, and South Florida in 2005, no conference has had a better postseason winning percentage.

The following stats were lifted from this thread.

Conference bowl records (since 2005):

Big East   21-10 (.677)
SEC   32-19 (.627)
Pac 10   19-13 (.594)
Big 12   24-23 (.510) 
ACC   22-28 (.440) 
Big 10   16-28 (.363)

Big East postseason profile (since 2005):

Overall:   21-10
vs BCS teams:   12-10
BCS Games:   3-3

vs non-BCS   9-0 (.1000)
vs SEC   3-1 (.750)
vs Big 12   3-1 (.750)
vs ACC   6-5 (.545)
vs Pac-10   0-3 (.000)
vs Big 10   0-0

05-06: 1-3
06-07: 5-0
07-08: 3-2
08-09: 4-2
09-10: 4-1
10-11: 4-2

Contrary to popular BCS belief, it is possible for teams to improve throughout the course of a season and be much better than they were in September. Now if only there were some form of postseason that rewarded this type of effort and improvement...