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RE: Dodd on Baylor
(07-04-2017 10:20 AM)SMUmustangs Wrote:  
(07-04-2017 08:29 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  Here's how I would look at it.

1) What's your support profile look like?
2) What's your institutional profile look like?
3) What's your history of success look like?
4) Are you a real threat to thrive as a top 20 program as an outsider?
5) Do you have any powerful allies pushing for you to be included?

Baylor has an issue with item 1, 2, 4, and 5. And 3 is iffy.

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Also, remember that in a world without 'must take' cable contracts, Birmingham is more valuable than NYC. And Memphis is more important than DC. My question is this...how does this program being in this or that association help my team make money? If I leave that team out, will they create a CREDIBLE competitor to my conference? Can I actually add/retain this team without upsetting my stakeholders?

In a 'big bug out' scenario, Baylor is probably on the outside looking in. I don't see BYU making the cut either. They're on the outside now for a reason.

My guess is that the next realignment will take the form of a conference raid or a defection by certain teams. And that the Big XII will lose OU and UT and that the ACC's premier programs will be tempted to jump. If anything happens. OU and UT could actually even - gasp - just try to go indy.

Its kind of odd, but I think Oklahoma State has more to worry about than Vandy does at this point.

As I said before Texas (and also OU) cannot go Indy, because of their non-football sports. Football could possibly survive as an indy, but what would they do with their non-football sports? They cannot survive as an indy.

We'll take them, with a generous travel subsidy.
07-04-2017 10:38 AM
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So far realignment has been limited to the power conferences growing larger by adding teams from lower revenue conferences. For the next round to reduce the pie down to 64 or so programs, would require several institutions to be booted from among the elite. I can't see those teams willingly leaving, and I can't see a way where the conferences can make them.

I'm not saying a few teams won't move, but I just don't see a big shift coming. Almost every program currently relegated to G5 status will probably remain there. I could see Navy and maybe BYU getting called up, but that is probably it.
07-04-2017 10:44 AM
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Dodd is only stating the obvious--there is absolutely nothing profound here. Texas and Oklahoma are guaranteed spots in another Power 5 if they want to leave. Kansas has pretty good chances too. Texas Tech and Oklahoma St have modest chances of being able to tag along with their instate rivals. As for the rest--Kansas St, Iowa St, WVU, TCU, and Baylor don't have a whole lot to offer the Power 4.

While the scandals at Baylor have been bad for the Bears' public image it certainly hasn't changed the reality that already existed.
07-04-2017 10:49 AM
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(07-04-2017 10:01 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(07-04-2017 09:52 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Baylor wouldn't get picked up by the PAC-12, ACC, SEC or B1G. There's too much radioactivity around not just their athletic program right now, but their institution as well. IMO, Houston has a very realistic shot at getting a call-up and taking their place.

I think Dodds is wrong about Kansas. Kansas will absolutely have interest from all four remaining power conferences. The SEC would be an intriguing option, for it would help them elevate basketball, and it would pair them again with Missouri. The B1G will always be there, because of their location and AAU. The PAC-12 would be interesting, as getting them into a basketball conference with UCLA and Arizona would get more eyeballs during the Winter. The ACC may be a long-shot, both because of geography, lack of big-time football, and less desire to improve basketball, but I still think there would be some interest there (especially if it gets a Texas or Oklahoma there too).

Kansas heavily investing in their football stadium is no mistake either. That is a calculated plan in order to prepare them for a move to another conference.

I think that one can see the value placed upon basketball schools by looking at where the best program in the last 20 years (by far) is.....the G5. No takers for UConn. Even in an environment where lots of schools were looked at and taken and the P5 was expanding.

The candidacy of Kansas and UConn is, and will be even more over time, different.

Between now and 2025, Kansas will be making $35 million annually from its Big 12 TV contract whereas UConn will be making anywhere from $1.7 to (optimally) $8 million (likely around $5 to $6 million). Within that time frame, Kansas is guaranteed of making $280 million. UConn is guaranteed $5.1 million from its TV deal through 2020, along with another $10 million this coming year from separation fees (last year before those funds dry up). From 2021-23, assuming UConn is not in a Power Conference, UConn will make somewhere between the $15 to $24 million annually from the new AAC TV deal. If you add it all up, it's $280 million to (at maximum) $40 million from TV revenue alone. That's seven times the revenue in under a decade. Heck, if you want to throw in the buy games that UConn is currently pursuing for $2 million annually starting in 2021, you can still throw in an extra $6 million and it still isn't even close.

Why does this matter? Because Kansas will be heavily investing in its program, strengthening its candidacy while still a member of the P5. UConn, which - by that point - will have spent 10 years attempting to get back into the power conference structure, while still member of the G5. This also doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of all of UConn's local rivals - Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers - all earning extravagantly more revenue annually. With Kansas, all of their geographic rivals are on equal footing, since all of them are still in power conferences.

It's an apples to oranges comparison. 07-coffee3
07-04-2017 10:53 AM
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Consider this possibility for UT and OU.

They go independent in football, creating a pool of 4 P-level indies (with Notre Dame and BYU). The B12 replaces them with the two Florida schools, UCF and USF, who add football potential, new recruiting grounds, plus cannon fodder for the remaining B12 hoops programs (where the B12 doesn't need help to get bids).

The AAC now has 10 in football, 9 in hoops. By adding UT and OU they exchange two NCAAT caliber basketball teams for two bottom feeders. With 11 basketball members, they have a natural 20 game round robin to entice the networks. Throw in a 2 or 3 game football scheduling guarantee and the AAC now has great OOC scheduling options. In the AAC, UT and OU have five regional teams to help them maintain their local recruiting mojo.

Very few parts have to move for this to happen. And I'd bet UT and OU wouldn't have trouble putting together football schedules their fans and network partners would love.
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07-04-2017 11:02 AM
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Dodd on Baylor
Some of the schools that should be out: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Iowa State, KU, kSU, Oregon State, Purdue, and WSU. This will probably not happen, but several schools in the G5 are better than these football programs.


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07-04-2017 11:24 AM
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(07-04-2017 11:24 AM)Jjoey52 Wrote:  Some of the schools that should be out: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Iowa State, KU, kSU, Oregon State, Purdue, and WSU. This will probably not happen, but several schools in the G5 are better than these football programs.


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What does that (bold) have to do with realignment?
07-04-2017 11:35 AM
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I have a difficult time believing Kansas or West Virginia would be left out of any realignment scenario.
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07-04-2017 01:44 PM
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RE: Dodd on Baylor
An SEC plus Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Kansas, and West Virginia adds some football and basketball depth.

West: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma. Oklahoma St, Texas A&M, Arkansas
Central: LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt
East: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
07-04-2017 02:19 PM
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(07-04-2017 02:19 PM)BePcr07 Wrote:  An SEC plus Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Kansas, and West Virginia adds some football and basketball depth.

West: Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma. Oklahoma St, Texas A&M, Arkansas
Central: LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt
East: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Nice. That to me is the optimal SEC while keeping the conference as compact as possible in terms of both geography and culture.

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