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The Superconferences in college football

Posted on: June 10, 2010 2:46 pm

Lots of things have transpired

Look when all is said and done, all the restrucuring of the conferences will give us 5 , 16 team, conferences in the BCS. The rest of them are done. Big East and Big 12 will be no more.

You will have a Pacific Coast conference, a Western Plains conference, a Midwest conference, a Southeastern Conference and an Atlantic Coast Conference

The only real problem with this is the Texas/Oklahoma Schools moving to the Pacific Coast Conference. Geographically it makes no sense. Financially, however, it sure does.

Ok, so it breaks down like this. Colorado and the Tx/OK schools are going to the the Pacfic Coast Conference. Nebraska is going to the Midwest Conference. The Midwest Conference then adds Pitt, Cincy ,Notre Dame and Rutgers to make their 16.

The Plains conference would be built from the remains of the  Big 12. KU,KSU,ISU,Missouri,Baylor, Then it adds Boise St, TCU, Utah, BYU, Colorado St, Memphis, Houston, Rice, SMU, Tulsa and UNLV

The Southeastern Conference then adds Louisvile, WVU, Tulane and Southern Miss to get 16

Then the Atlantic Coast Conference adds Syracuse, UConn, UCF and USF

that makes 80 teams. It gives certain teams the BCS opportunity they had not had before and does not destroy too much

Pacific Conference Coastal Division: USC, UCLA, Cal Stanford,Oregon, Oregon St , Wash, WSU
Pacific Conference Desert Division:  Texas, Oklahoma, TAMU,TTech, OSU, CU, Arizona, ASU

Midwest Conference North Division: OSU,Cincy,Michigan,Wisconsin,Michigan St,Rutgers, PSU, Pitt
Midwest Conference South Division: ND,Purdue,Indiana,Illinois,Minnesota,Iowa,Northwestern,Nebraska

Plains Conference North Division:     KU,KSU,ISU,Mizzou,Boise St, Utah, Colorado St ,BYU
Plains Conference South Division:   Baylor,TCU,Memphis,Houston,Rice,SMU, UNLV, Tulsa

SEC WEST : Alabama,Arkansas, Auburn,LSU,Ole Miss, Miss St, WVU and Southern Miss
SEC EAST:   FLA, UGA, Kent, USC, Tenn, Vandy, Louisville,Tulane

ACC Atlantic: BC, FSU,Clemson,Maryland, NCST,Wake Forest, Syracuse, UCONN
ACC Coastal: Duke, Ga Tech, Miami, UNC, Virginia, Va Tech, UCF, USF

This is just one humble mans (second) opinion. I am sure I will change my mind as things change but this really looks to me like it would work all the way around.
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Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:21 pm

The Superconferences in college football

The problem with your theory SEC FAN is that we all know that the SEC is not going to sit by and watch the PAC 16 and Big 16 become the power conferences in football. It may not be those teams I mentioned but I can safely say there will be SEC expansion once all of the dominos fall. It may not be for 2 years after the other expansion happens, but it will happen. The tv deals with CBS and ESPN are up in 2013. I would be willing to bet that you will see 4 new teams in the SEC in 2014. I just happen to think it will be sooner.

However, taking the SEC out of this equation, I am curious to see what you think of the rest of my proposed set up?

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 3:09 pm

The Superconferences in college football

The Southeastern Conference then adds Louisvile, WVU, Tulane and Southern Miss to get 16

That will NEVER happen.  The SEC has brand new TV contracts in place that can be changed if teams are added, but CBS and ESPN see NO added value with these schools and do not change the existing contracts.  If the contracts aren't changed, but 4 teams are added, each school goes from the 17.6 million they got this year and will get for the next 14 years, to 13.2 million per year.  THAT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN.  The only way the SEC expands is if CBS or ESPN is willing to up the ante in the existing contracts.  For that to happen, they would have to expand beyond their current market, and outside of W. VA, they do not.  That would fall into the category of "expansion for the sake of expansion,"  and that is not an option. Those teams will NEVER be part of the SEC.  Not a chance.  Sorry.

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