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A Different Idea for Realignment
If Content is going to deliver the bucks perhaps working in all of the schools in a P4 is really not beneficial to the truly football first schools. Maybe what we need are two mainline football conferences and two other P conferences but with a different emphasis. I had in mind something like this:

B1G:

California, Cal Los Angeles, Oregon, Southern Cal, Stanford, Washington

Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue

Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia


SEC:

Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina

Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Arkansas, Louisiana State, Miami, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M

Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia


Atlantic:

Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple

Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State

Duke, Central Florida, South Florida, Wake Forest

Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, T.C.U.


Pacific:

Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico, Texas Tech

Boise State, Colorado State, Utah, Wyoming

Nevada, Nevada Las Vegas, Oregon State, Washington State

Brigham Young, Hawaii, Fresno State, San Diego State

Here are 80 programs to comprise a new P set of conferences.

Army, Navy, and Air Force would schedule and play as independents so that would make 83.

The Big 10 and SEC would be designated PF conferences for Power Football. Weaker schools in the SEC and Big 10 are grandfathered in. Plus we need the cannon fodder.

The Atlantic and Pacific would just be designated P for Power Conference.

The different distinctions would account for the difference in pay due to football, but everyone's champ would qualify for the CFP.

The service academies would be free to play FCS, lower tier FBS, and PF and P programs and would be eligible for bowls, but probably not the playoffs which interfere with the academic calendars of the schools.

The content values for the Big 10 and SEC schools would be huge.

Thoughts on the concept?
(This post was last modified: 12-21-2017 11:10 PM by JRsec.)
12-21-2017 11:06 PM
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RE: A Different Idea for Realignment
I like the concept. It appeases the true powers, keeps the power hangers-on in the picture, and includes the cream of the crop from the non-power schools.

Including the academies as #81-83, I would follow your structure but do this:

B1G
West: Washington, Oregon, California, Stanford, USC, UCLA
South: Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas
North: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan St
East: Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio St, Penn St, Maryland, Virginia Tech

SEC
West: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Missouri
South: Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Alabama, Auburn
North: Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, North Carolina St, South Carolina, Clemson
East: Miami, Florida, Florida St, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee

ACC
North: Boston College, Connecticut, Syracuse, Rutgers
East: Temple, Duke, Wake Forest, East Carolina
West: Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Louisville
South: Memphis, Vanderbilt, Central Florida, South Florida

PAC
West: San Diego St, Washington St, Oregon St, Boise St
South: UNLV, BYU, Colorado St, New Mexico
North: Kansas St, Iowa St, Northwestern, Purdue
East: TCU, SMU, Baylor, Houston
12-22-2017 12:11 AM
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RE: A Different Idea for Realignment
I must admit, this ain't too bad:
"Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia"

I've seen much worse groupings for the Hokies to be place in.
12-23-2017 10:56 PM
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RE: A Different Idea for Realignment
(12-23-2017 10:56 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  I must admit, this ain't too bad:
"Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia"

I've seen much worse groupings for the Hokies to be place in.

I haven't.
There is not one single school in that division that would be a preference for Carolina. (no offense to Virginia Tech)
12-24-2017 07:54 AM
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