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.