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Predict the next conference reallignment...
The PAC 12 is the only real P5 conference that doesn't have 14 teams (other than the Big 12), so I see them gobbling up Texas and Oklahoma; what happens next? Does the Little 12 go for Houston and South Florida or Cincy and Memphis? Or do the viable remnants of the Little 12 join up with the American?
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Predict the next conference reallignment...
I think the next move will be Wichita State to the American.

Then chaos when the big 12 grant of rights expires.
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
(02-12-2017 09:40 AM)Chappy Wrote:  I think the next move will be Wichita State to the American.

Then chaos when the big 12 grant of rights expires.


Agreed; that's when the PAC will attack the little 12.


I don't know about WSU, though...
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
The B1G goes to 20 with UCLA, Cal, Colorado, Arizona State, Washington, and Oklahoma.
The ACC adds Texas, USC, Stanford, Arizona, and Oregon. Norte Dame joins as a full member.
The SEC adds West Virginia and Kansas.
The XII adds Utah, BYU, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, UNLV, San Diego State, and Fresno State.
The MWC adds Sacramento State and Cal Poly.

The WCC adds Denver.
The Summit League and MVFC add Northern Colorado.
The Big Sky adds UC Davis.
The Big West adds UC San Diego and CSU Bakersfield.
The WAC adds Azusa Pacific.
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
The formation of the Southwest Conference.


SWC east division

1, Kansas
2, Kansas State
3, Oklahoma
4, Oklahoma state
5, TCU
6, Texas


SWC west division

1, Arizona
2, Arizona state
3, Colorado
4, New Mexico
5, Texas Tech
6, Utah
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
Pac18 or 20 with Texas and ou going west with friends in 5+ years
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Predict the next conference reallignment...
The next realignment will be along alphabetical lines, which will make the conferences (finally) easy to remember.
It also aligns semi-geographically, at least for teams containing the name of their state.
Rules: 8 members minimum, 16 maximum.
Of course there will be a real 16 team playoff and the bowls can still offer bids to teams who don't make the playoff.
11 conference champions plus 5 at-large berths into the playoff.

Conference A: 10 teams
De-facto championship game:
Alabama-Auburn
De-facto 3rd place game:
Arizona-ASU

Conference B&D: 8 teams
The "B"s were one short so we had to add Duke to make the minimum.
Some under appreciated strength here with Boise, BYU, and Baylor. Somebody's finally getting a playoff bid!

Conference C: 11 teams
C stands for "controversial" as wikipedia includes schools like Fresno State (CSU Fresno) and UCLA here in the alphabetical listing. Clemson or Colorado could take it in any given year. uConn-CentralFla maintain their annual trophy game.

Conference EFG: 10 teams
Great geographical grouping with a bunch from Florida and Georgia, plus ECU for good measure.
Fla-FSU is the big matchup of course.

Conference HIJKL: 16 teams
Houston, Kansas State and LATech are contenders here, but this is LSU's to lose. Will drop to 15 members after Idaho goes FCS.

Conference M: 13 teams
Michigan-Michigan State is still a thing. So is ole Miss-Mississippi State. Best part though is we finally get to see Miami (OH) vs Miami (FL) for serious bragging rights!

Conference N: 12 teams
The nation was looking forward to seeing Nebraska-Notre Dame, but at the last minute The Irish preserve independence by changing their name to a symbol and becoming The Catholic University Formerly Known As Notre Dame. They do NOT change the team colors to purple,however.

Conference OP: 10 teams
A lot of heavy hitters here and I won't even pick a favorite. Good bet to send an at-large pick to the playoff most years. Will be fun to see the Ohio State band spell out the other team's name when they play Ohio. Pitt-Penn St. is now a conference game too.

Conference RS:12 teams
USC-USC could settle more than just name-claim rights many years. Rice-Stanford becomes an annual series.

Conference T: 13 teams
Texas / Texas A&M resume pleasantries, and UT(tu?)&TU argue over shades of orange. TULsa & TULane continue their grudge match. Meanwhile, TCU sneaks away with the whole thing.

Conference UVW: 13 teams
A lot of teams who can be solid and get hot any given year. Have to give Wisconsin the edge as the perennial favorite though several others will have something to say about that.

P. S. Here's the full list:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...l_programs
Wikipedia is the final arbiter of official alphabetization and also takes over as title sponsor of the national round-of-sixteen playoff.
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
The Big 12 expands when it gets a network no one thought it would get (similar to the ACC) and grabs Cincy, BYU, UConn, and Houston to go to 14.
Pac-12 sits as it doesn't want to do anything stupid. MW invites SMU and Tulsa and they accept when they look at the weakened AAC. Navy then goes back to being an independent. The AAC is left with 6 teams. Army won't come, but the conference has options so they grab UMass, Southern Miss, Old Dominion, and App St. That leaves the AAC with 10, C-USA with 12, and the Sun Belt brings back NMSU as a full member to go to 10.
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
(02-12-2017 09:56 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  The B1G goes to 20 with UCLA, Cal, Colorado, Arizona State, Washington, and Oklahoma.
The ACC adds Texas, USC, Stanford, Arizona, and Oregon. Norte Dame joins as a full member.
The SEC adds West Virginia and Kansas.
The XII adds Utah, BYU, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, UNLV, San Diego State, and Fresno State.
The MWC adds Sacramento State and Cal Poly.

The WCC adds Denver.
The Summit League and MVFC add Northern Colorado.
The Big Sky adds UC Davis.
The Big West adds UC San Diego and CSU Bakersfield.
The WAC adds Azusa Pacific.


A 20 team conference will never happen; much more realistic is the PAC going to 14 to match the other P5s by taking Texas and OU.
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RE: Predict the next conference reallignment...
Higgs: that's a pretty nice alignment!

I agree it's gonna be the BIG XII disintegrating. I'll repeat what I usually say:

WVU to the ACC
ISU to the B1G or more likely the MAC
Grab any viable teams from: MWC-E, AAC-W, SBC-W, CUSA-W
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