My Proposal for Conference Realignment

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  1. max

    max Founding Member

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    BCS remains the same except the Big East is removed and the non-BCS school with the highest BCS ranking gets an automatic bid into the BCS. All conferences are permitted to determine their conference champion according to their own rules including playing or not playing a conference championship. The remaining non-BCS conference champions play a four game playoff that begins after the conference championships.

    1. SEC-same 12

    2. Big 12 - same 12

    3. Pac 10 - same 10

    4. Big 10 - same 11

    5. ND - same 1

    6. ACC - add East Carolina 12

    7. Big East - 12
    North Division
    Syracuse
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Rutgers
    Army
    Buffalo

    South Division
    Temple
    West Virginia
    Marshall
    Pittsburgh
    Louisville
    Navy

    8. MAC - 12
    Western Division
    Eastern Michigan
    Western Michigan
    Central Michigan
    Northern Illinois
    Ball State
    Toledo

    Eastern Division
    Cincinnati
    Bowling Green
    Miami (OHIO)
    Ohio
    Akron
    Kent State

    9. South 12 - 12
    Western Division
    Tulane
    Louisiana-Monroe
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    Louisiana Tech
    Memphis
    Southern Miss

    Eastern Division
    Troy State
    UAB
    Middle Tennessee State
    South Florida
    Central Florida
    Florida A&M

    10. Mountain West - 12
    Southern Division
    TCU
    North Texas
    Rice
    Houston
    UTEP
    SMU

    Northern Division
    Arkansas State
    Colorado State
    Air Force
    New Mexico
    New Mexico State
    Tulsa

    11. WAC - 12
    Western Division
    Hawaii
    San Diego State
    San Jose State
    Fresno State
    Nevada
    UNLV

    Eastern Division
    Idaho
    Boise State
    Brigham Young
    Utah
    Utah State
    Wyoming
     
  2. MobileBengal

    MobileBengal Founding Member

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    The day is coming. I agree with the direction you propose the NCAA takes, but I might put some other teams in other conferences. I, for one, would like to see ND in the Big 10 to give them 12 teams. That way, they could have a conference championship games pitting the divisional winners against each other. I love conference championship games. I think the ACC is headed in that direction as well. Actually, I think the first move should be to get 12 teams in each of the BCS conferences, each with two divisions and championship games. The Big 10 can still call themselves the Big 10, and the PAC 10 can still call themselves the PAC 10. I think the MNC picture would be much clearer in this fashion.
     
  3. Bestbank Tiger

    Bestbank Tiger Founding Member

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    How about this:

    B(C)S Conferences

    SEC West: LSU, Arky, Bama, Auburn, Southern Miss, Tulane
    SEC East: UTK, UGA, FU, USC, Vandy, UK

    Big 10 East: Penn St, Pitt, Ohio St, Michigan, Michigan St, Wisconsin
    Big 10 West: Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa

    Big 12: No change

    ACC North: Virginia, Syracuse, VTech, UNC, NC State, Duke
    ACC South: F$U, Miami, GaTech, Clempsun, Wake, West Virginia

    Pac-12 North: Washington, WSU, Oregon, OSU, Berkeley, Stanford
    Pac-12 South: Zona, ASU, UCLA, USC, BYU, Colorado St

    Non-BC$

    Big Least: Temple, Rutgers, UConn, Buffalo, BC, Marshall, Toledo, Louisville, ECU, Cincy

    CUSA West: Tulsa, UTEP, Rice, SMU, TCU, Houston
    CUSA East: LaTech, UAB, Troy State, Moo U, Memphis, Central Florida

    Sun Belt: Ole Priss, USL, UL-Monroe, South Florida, North Texas, MTSU, Arkansas State
     
  4. SoLa in NoIll

    SoLa in NoIll Founding Member

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    Assuming the major (BCS) conferences split/merge to form four 16-team "super conferences" (as has been speculated), here's what I think they'll look like:

    Pac 16

    Pacific:
    UCLA
    USC
    Cal
    Stanford
    Washington
    Washington St.
    Oregon
    Oregon St.

    Mountain:
    Oklahoma
    OK St.
    Nebraska
    BYU
    Air Force
    Colorado
    Arizona
    Arizona St.

    The "Big" Conference

    North:
    Minnesota
    Northwestern
    Michigan
    Michigan St.
    Wisconsin
    Notre Dame
    Ohio St.
    Illinois

    South:
    Missouri
    Iowa
    Iowa St.
    Indiana
    Purdue
    Penn St.
    Kansas
    Kansas St.

    ACC

    South:
    Miami
    Ga. Tech
    Clemson
    Wake Forest
    UNC
    NC St.
    Duke
    FSU

    North:
    Maryland
    Va. Tech
    Virginia
    Louisville
    West Virginia
    Syracuse
    Boston College
    Pittsburgh

    SEC

    West:
    LSU
    Arkansas
    Ole Miss
    Miss. St.
    Texas
    Texas A&M
    Texas Tech
    Baylor

    East:
    South Carolina
    Vandy
    Tennessee
    Kentucky
    Alabama
    Auburn
    Florida
    Georgia
     
  5. ok awesome

    ok awesome geaux

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    I wouldn't mind that, we'd just have to worry about Texas
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Pigs will fly before the SEC breaks up. Got to go with max.
     
  7. Capt Fun

    Capt Fun Founding Member

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    Only problem with the original idea here is that ULM, ULL, and possibly a few more will have a tough time meeting the attendance figures needed to maintain Div 1A
     

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