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Superconference Scenarios
Post your superconference scenarios here, realistic or otherwise!

Here's a potential (distant) future scenario wherein the Big Ten and SEC have absorbed the choicest schools from the other power conferences to become enormous continent-bestriding 26-school colossi. (Actually, the SEC footprint isn't much larger than the current one.) The remaining power conference schools and the top non-powers have cobbled together the "Big 26", a similarly oversized conference.

Each school has 5 protected in-conference opponents. For football, the rest of the 9-game conference schedule is filled by a rotating block of 4 of the remaining 20 schools, allowing a full conference playthrough in 5 years. For basketball, the protected opponents are each played home and away, while half of the remaining 20 schools are played once each year for a 20-game conference schedule.

Here are the conference members (in caps) and their protected opponents:

Big Ten Conference
Code:
ARIZONA            Colorado           Oregon             Washington         UCLA               California      
CALIFORNIA         Stanford           UCLA               USC                Washington         Arizona          
COLORADO           Arizona            Washington         Oregon             Nebraska           UCLA            
DUKE               North Carolina     Maryland           Purdue             Rutgers            Virginia        
ILLINOIS           Northwestern       Iowa               Ohio State         Purdue             Indiana          
INDIANA            Purdue             North Carolina     Michigan State     Northwestern       Illinois        
IOWA               Nebraska           Illinois           Wisconsin          Minnesota          Michigan        
MARYLAND           Virginia           Duke               Rutgers            North Carolina     Penn State      
MICHIGAN           Ohio State         Michigan State     Notre Dame         Virginia           Iowa            
MICHIGAN STATE     Notre Dame         Michigan           Indiana            Penn State         Ohio State      
MINNESOTA          Wisconsin          Nebraska           Northwestern       Iowa               Oregon          
NEBRASKA           Iowa               Minnesota          Penn State         Colorado           Wisconsin        
NORTH CAROLINA     Duke               Indiana            Virginia           Maryland           Rutgers          
NORTHWESTERN       Illinois           Wisconsin          Minnesota          Indiana            Purdue          
NOTRE DAME         Michigan State     Purdue             Michigan           USC                Stanford        
OHIO STATE         Michigan           Penn State         Illinois           Wisconsin          Michigan State  
OREGON             Washington         Arizona            Colorado           Stanford           Minnesota        
PENN STATE         Rutgers            Ohio State         Nebraska           Michigan State     Maryland        
PURDUE             Indiana            Notre Dame         Duke               Illinois           Northwestern    
RUTGERS            Penn State         Virginia           Maryland           Duke               North Carolina  
STANFORD           California         USC                UCLA               Oregon             Notre Dame      
UCLA               USC                California         Stanford           Arizona            Colorado        
USC                UCLA               Stanford           California         Notre Dame         Washington      
VIRGINIA           Maryland           Rutgers            North Carolina     Michigan           Duke            
WASHINGTON         Oregon             Colorado           Arizona            California         USC              
WISCONSIN          Minnesota          Northwestern       Iowa               Ohio State         Nebraska

Southeastern Conference
Code:
ALABAMA            Auburn             LSU                Tennessee          Ole Miss           Mississippi State
ARKANSAS           Missouri           Ole Miss           Texas              LSU                Oklahoma        
AUBURN             Alabama            Mississippi State  Georgia            Florida            LSU              
CLEMSON            South Carolina     Florida State      NC State           Louisville         Georgia Tech    
FLORIDA            Florida State      Georgia            South Carolina     Auburn             Tennessee        
FLORIDA STATE      Florida            Clemson            Georgia Tech       NC State           Virginia Tech    
GEORGIA            Georgia Tech       Florida            Auburn             Tennessee          South Carolina  
GEORGIA TECH       Georgia            Virginia Tech      Florida State      South Carolina     Clemson          
KANSAS             Oklahoma State     Missouri           Oklahoma           Texas Tech         Kentucky        
KENTUCKY           Louisville         Tennessee          Vanderbilt         Virginia Tech      Kansas          
LOUISVILLE         Kentucky           Vanderbilt         Virginia Tech      Clemson            NC State        
LSU                Texas A&M          Alabama            Ole Miss           Arkansas           Auburn          
MISSISSIPPI STATE  Ole Miss           Auburn             Missouri           Vanderbilt         Alabama          
MISSOURI           Arkansas           Kansas             Mississippi State  Oklahoma State     Texas A&M        
NC STATE           Virginia Tech      South Carolina     Clemson            Florida State      Louisville      
OKLAHOMA           Texas              Oklahoma State     Kansas             TCU                Arkansas        
OKLAHOMA STATE     Kansas             Oklahoma           Texas Tech         Missouri           TCU              
OLE MISS           Mississippi State  Arkansas           LSU                Alabama            Vanderbilt      
SOUTH CAROLINA     Clemson            NC State           Florida            Georgia Tech       Georgia          
TCU                Texas Tech         Texas              Texas A&M          Oklahoma           Oklahoma State  
TENNESSEE          Vanderbilt         Kentucky           Alabama            Georgia            Florida          
TEXAS              Oklahoma           TCU                Arkansas           Texas A&M          Texas Tech      
TEXAS A&M          LSU                Texas Tech         TCU                Texas              Missouri        
TEXAS TECH         TCU                Texas A&M          Oklahoma State     Kansas             Texas            
VANDERBILT         Tennessee          Louisville         Kentucky           Mississippi State  Ole Miss        
VIRGINIA TECH      NC State           Georgia Tech       Louisville         Kentucky           Florida State

Big 26 Conference
Code:
ARIZONA STATE      San Diego State    Utah               BYU                Oregon State       Washington State
BAYLOR             Kansas State       Houston            SMU                Iowa State         Memphis          
BOISE STATE        Colorado State     Washington State   Oregon State       BYU                Utah            
BOSTON COLLEGE     Connecticut        Miami-FL           Syracuse           South Florida      Central Florida  
BYU                Utah               Colorado State     Arizona State      Boise State        San Diego State  
CENTRAL FLORIDA    South Florida      East Carolina      Connecticut        Miami-FL           Boston College  
CINCINNATI         East Carolina      Pittsburgh         West Virginia      Wake Forest        South Florida    
COLORADO STATE     Boise State        BYU                Utah               Washington State   Oregon State    
CONNECTICUT        Boston College     South Florida      Central Florida    Temple             Miami-FL        
EAST CAROLINA      Cincinnati         Central Florida    Pittsburgh         West Virginia      Wake Forest      
HOUSTON            SMU                Baylor             Iowa State         Memphis            Kansas State    
IOWA STATE         Memphis            Kansas State       Houston            Baylor             SMU              
KANSAS STATE       Baylor             Iowa State         Memphis            SMU                Houston          
MEMPHIS            Iowa State         SMU                Kansas State       Houston            Baylor          
MIAMI-FL           Wake Forest        Boston College     South Florida      Central Florida    Connecticut      
OREGON STATE       Washington State   San Diego State    Boise State        Arizona State      Colorado State  
PITTSBURGH         West Virginia      Cincinnati         East Carolina      Syracuse           Temple          
SAN DIEGO STATE    Arizona State      Oregon State       Washington State   Utah               BYU              
SMU                Houston            Memphis            Baylor             Kansas State       Iowa State      
SOUTH FLORIDA      Central Florida    Connecticut        Miami-FL           Boston College     Cincinnati      
SYRACUSE           Temple             Wake Forest        Boston College     Pittsburgh         West Virginia    
TEMPLE             Syracuse           West Virginia      Wake Forest        Connecticut        Pittsburgh      
UTAH               BYU                Arizona State      Colorado State     San Diego State    Boise State      
WAKE FOREST        Miami-FL           Syracuse           Temple             Cincinnati         East Carolina    
WASHINGTON STATE   Oregon State       Boise State        San Diego State    Colorado State     Arizona State    
WEST VIRGINIA      Pittsburgh         Temple             Cincinnati         East Carolina      Syracuse

Notable annual OOC football matchups: Arizona/Arizona State, Colorado/Colorado State, Florida State/Miami-FL, Iowa/Iowa State, Kansas/Kansas State, Navy/Notre Dame, NC State/North Carolina,
Oregon/Oregon State, Penn State/Pittsburgh, SMU/TCU, Virginia/Virginia Tech, Washington/Washington State


I figure some of the protected opponents can be exchanged every 4 years, since they're not all especially compelling pairings. The 16-team CFP supplants conference championships and includes the top 6 Big Ten schools, the top 6 SEC schools, the top 3 Big 26 schools, and the highest-ranked school from the remaining conferences and independents (below).

AAC: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UTSA, Wichita State (non-FB)
CUSA: Appalachian State, Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Western Kentucky
MAC: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-OH, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Fresno State, Hawaii (FB-only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, UTEP, Wyoming
SBC: Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Liberty (FB-only), Little Rock (non-FB), ULL, ULM, NMSU (FB-only), South Alabama, Troy, UTA (non-FB)
IND: Army, Massachusetts, Navy
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RE: Superconference Proposals
(01-14-2018 12:01 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Post your superconference proposals here!

Here's a potential (distant) future scenario wherein the Big Ten and SEC have absorbed the choicest schools from the other power conferences to become enormous continent-bestriding 26-school colossi. (Actually, the SEC footprint isn't much larger than the current one.) The remaining power conference schools and the top non-powers have cobbled together the "Big 26", a similarly oversized conference.

Each school has 5 protected in-conference opponents. For football, the rest of the 10-game conference schedule is filled by a rotating block of 5 of the remaining schools, allowing a full conference playthrough in 4 years. For basketball, the protected opponents are each played home and away, while half of the remaining 20 schools are played once each year for a 20-game conference schedule.

Here are the conference members (in caps) and their protected opponents:

Big Ten Conference
Code:
ARIZONA         Colorado        Oregon          Stanford        UCLA            Washington
CALIFORNIA      Oregon          Stanford        UCLA            USC             Washington
COLORADO        Arizona         Nebraska        Oregon          UCLA            Washington
DUKE            Maryland        Michigan St     North Carolina  Rutgers         Virginia
ILLINOIS        Indiana         Iowa            Northwestern    Ohio St         Purdue
INDIANA         Illinois        Michigan        Minnesota       Nebraska        Purdue
IOWA            Illinois        Minnesota       Nebraska        Purdue          Wisconsin
MARYLAND        Duke            North Carolina  Penn St         Rutgers         Virginia
MICHIGAN        Indiana         Michigan St     North Carolina  Notre Dame      Ohio St
MICHIGAN ST     Duke            Michigan        Northwestern    Notre Dame      Ohio St
MINNESOTA       Indiana         Iowa            Northwestern    Oregon          Wisconsin
NEBRASKA        Colorado        Indiana         Iowa            Penn St         Wisconsin
NORTH CAROLINA  Duke            Maryland        Michigan        Rutgers         Virginia
NORTHWESTERN    Illinois        Michigan St     Minnesota       Purdue          Wisconsin
NOTRE DAME      Michigan        Michigan St     Purdue          Stanford        USC
OHIO ST         Illinois        Michigan        Michigan St     Penn St         Virginia
OREGON          Arizona         California      Colorado        Minnesota       Washington
PENN ST         Maryland        Nebraska        Ohio St         Rutgers         Wisconsin
PURDUE          Illinois        Indiana         Iowa            Northwestern    Notre Dame
RUTGERS         Duke            Maryland        North Carolina  Penn St         Virginia
STANFORD        Arizona         California      Notre Dame      UCLA            USC
UCLA            Arizona         California      Colorado        Stanford        USC
USC             California      Notre Dame      Stanford        UCLA            Washington
VIRGINIA        Duke            Maryland        North Carolina  Ohio St         Rutgers
WASHINGTON      Arizona         California      Colorado        Oregon          USC
WISCONSIN       Iowa            Minnesota       Nebraska        Northwestern    Penn St

Southeastern Conference
Code:
ALABAMA         Auburn          LSU             Mississippi St  Ole Miss        Tennessee
ARKANSAS        LSU             Missouri        Oklahoma        Ole Miss        Texas
AUBURN          Alabama         Florida         Georgia         LSU             Mississippi St
CLEMSON         Florida St      Georgia Tech    Louisville      NC St           South Carolina
FLORIDA         Auburn          Florida St      Georgia         South Carolina  Tennessee
FLORIDA ST      Clemson         Florida         Georgia Tech    NC St           Virginia Tech
GEORGIA         Auburn          Florida         Georgia Tech    South Carolina  Tennessee
GEORGIA TECH    Clemson         Florida St      Georgia         South Carolina  Virginia Tech
KANSAS          Kentucky        Missouri        Oklahoma        Oklahoma St     Texas Tech
KENTUCKY        Kansas          Louisville      Tennessee       Vanderbilt      Virginia Tech
LOUISVILLE      Clemson         Kentucky        NC St           Vanderbilt      Virginia Tech
LSU             Alabama         Arkansas        Auburn          Mississippi St  Ole Miss
MISSISSIPPI ST  Alabama         Auburn          LSU             Ole Miss        Vanderbilt
MISSOURI        Arkansas        Kansas          Oklahoma St     TCU             Texas A&M
NC ST           Clemson         Florida St      Louisville      South Carolina  Virginia Tech
OKLAHOMA        Arkansas        Kansas          Oklahoma St     TCU             Texas
OKLAHOMA ST     Kansas          Missouri        Oklahoma        Texas A&M       Texas Tech
OLE MISS        Alabama         Arkansas        LSU             Mississippi St  Vanderbilt
SOUTH CAROLINA  Clemson         Florida         Georgia         Georgia Tech    NC St
TCU             Missouri        Oklahoma        Texas           Texas A&M       Texas Tech
TENNESSEE       Alabama         Florida         Georgia         Kentucky        Vanderbilt
TEXAS           Arkansas        Oklahoma        TCU             Texas A&M       Texas Tech
TEXAS A&M       Missouri        Oklahoma St     TCU             Texas           Texas Tech
TEXAS TECH      Kansas          Oklahoma St     TCU             Texas           Texas A&M
VANDERBILT      Kentucky        Louisville      Mississippi St  Ole Miss        Tennessee
VIRGINIA TECH   Florida St      Georgia Tech    Kentucky        Louisville      NC St

Big 26 Conference
Code:
ARIZONA ST      BYU             Oregon St       San Diego St    Utah            Washington St
BAYLOR          Houston         Iowa St         Kansas St       Memphis         SMU
BOISE ST        BYU             Colorado St     Oregon St       Utah            Washington St
BOSTON COLLEGE  UCF             Connecticut     Miami-FL        South Florida   Syracuse
BYU             Arizona St      Boise St        Colorado St     San Diego St    Utah
UCF             Boston College  Connecticut     East Carolina   Miami-FL        South Florida
CINCINNATI      East Carolina   Pittsburgh      South Florida   Wake Forest     West Virginia
COLORADO ST     Boise St        BYU             Oregon St       Utah            Washington St
CONNECTICUT     Boston College  UCF             Miami-FL        South Florida   Temple
EAST CAROLINA   UCF             Cincinnati      Pittsburgh      Wake Forest     West Virginia
HOUSTON         Baylor          Iowa St         Kansas St       Memphis         SMU
IOWA ST         Baylor          Houston         Kansas St       Memphis         SMU
KANSAS ST       Baylor          Houston         Iowa St         Memphis         SMU
MEMPHIS         Baylor          Houston         Iowa St         Kansas St       SMU
MIAMI-FL        Boston College  UCF             Connecticut     South Florida   Wake Forest
OREGON ST       Arizona St      Boise St        Colorado St     San Diego St    Washington St
PITTSBURGH      Cincinnati      East Carolina   Syracuse        Temple          West Virginia
SAN DIEGO ST    Arizona St      BYU             Oregon St       Utah            Washington St
SMU             Baylor          Houston         Iowa St         Kansas St       Memphis
SOUTH FLORIDA   Boston College  UCF             Cincinnati      Connecticut     Miami-FL
SYRACUSE        Boston College  Pittsburgh      Temple          Wake Forest     West Virginia
TEMPLE          Connecticut     Pittsburgh      Syracuse        Wake Forest     West Virginia
UTAH            Arizona St      Boise St        BYU             Colorado St     San Diego St
WAKE FOREST     Cincinnati      East Carolina   Miami-FL        Syracuse        Temple
WASHINGTON ST   Arizona St      Boise St        Colorado St     Oregon St       San Diego St
WEST VIRGINIA   Cincinnati      East Carolina   Pittsburgh      Syracuse        Temple

Notable annual OOC football matchups: Arizona/Arizona State, Colorado/Colorado State, Florida State/Miami-FL, Iowa/Iowa State, Kansas/Kansas State, Navy/Notre Dame, NC State/North Carolina,
Oregon/Oregon State, Penn State/Pittsburgh, SMU/TCU, Virginia/Virginia Tech, Washington/Washington State


I figure some of the protected opponents can be exchanged every 4 years, since they're not all especially compelling pairings. The 16-team CFP supplants conference championships and includes the top 6 Big Ten schools, the top 6 SEC schools, the top 3 Big 26 schools, and the highest-ranked school from the remaining conferences and independents (below).

AAC: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UTSA, Wichita State (non-FB)
CUSA: Appalachian State, Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Western Kentucky
MAC: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-OH, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Fresno State, Hawaii (FB-only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, UTEP, Wyoming
SBC: Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Liberty (FB-only), Little Rock (non-FB), ULL, ULM, NMSU (FB-only), South Alabama, Troy, UTA (non-FB)
IND: Army, Massachusetts, Navy

Do we really need another of these inane threads? There's already 2 or 3 on the page right now as it is.
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RE: Superconference Proposals
(01-14-2018 12:27 AM)ColKurtz Wrote:  Do we really need another of these inane threads? There's already 2 or 3 on the page right now as it is.

Hey, lighten up, buddy -- it's the offseason! If you read, this is a different topic than the others anyway. Also, if realignment discussion bothers you, maybe this isn't the right forum for you. 03-wink
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RE: Superconference Proposals
Why ?
I thought over sized bloated conferences wasn’t trendy anymore...
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Superconference Proposals
Bummed Rice didn’t make your Big Big Ten. We might actually have a case under a setup like this.
That said, I do like what you did geographically with AAC & CUSA.
I like that everyone has playoff access, but I don’t like your playoff format.

How about something like:
Week 1:
Big Ten, SEC, B26, G5 semis
Week 2:
Big Ten, SEC, B26, G5 finals
Week 3:
B26 champ vs At Large
G5 tournament winner vs At Large
Week 4: (playoff semis)
Week 3 champs vs B10& SEC champs
Week 5: natl champ game

So technically you’ve got a 9 team tournament with autobids for the three large conferences and byes for the two top leagues.
I’d only give at-larges to teams that weren’t still playing after week 1 so that an SEC at large still gets an off week, and all conf champ games are single elimination to the national title.
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RE: Superconference Proposals
Here's how I would do it:

Big Ten Conference
Code:
ARIZONA        
CALIFORNIA      
COLORADO        
ILLINOIS        
INDIANA        
IOWA  
KANSAS        
MARYLAND        
MICHIGAN        
MICHIGAN ST    
MINNESOTA      
NEBRASKA      
NORTHWESTERN    
OHIO ST        
OREGON          
PENN ST        
PURDUE        
RUTGERS        
STANFORD        
UCLA            
USC  
UTAH          
WASHINGTON      
WISCONSIN

Southeastern Conference
Code:
ALABAMA        
ARKANSAS        
AUBURN        
CLEMSON        
FLORIDA        
FLORIDA ST      
GEORGIA        
GEORGIA TECH    
KENTUCKY        
LOUISVILLE      
LSU            
MISSISSIPPI ST
MISSOURI        
NC ST          
OKLAHOMA        
OKLAHOMA ST    
OLE MISS        
SOUTH CAROLINA          
TENNESSEE      
TEXAS          
TEXAS A&M  
TEXAS TECH    
VANDERBILT      
VIRGINIA TECH

Big 24 Conference
Code:
ARIZONA ST      
BAYLOR          
BOSTON COLLEGE              
UCF            
CINCINNATI      
COLORADO ST    
CONNECTICUT    
DUKE
HOUSTON        
IOWA ST        
KANSAS ST      
MIAMI-FL  
NORTH CAROLINA  
OREGON ST      
PITTSBURGH      
SAN DIEGO ST                
SOUTH FLORIDA  
SYRACUSE  
TCU    
TEMPLE  
VIRGINIA      
WAKE FOREST    
WASHINGTON ST  
WEST VIRGINIA


AAC: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, UTSA, Wichita State (non-FB)
CUSA: Appalachian State, Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Western Kentucky, UAB
MAC: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-OH, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Fresno State, Hawaii (FB-only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, UTEP, Wyoming
SBC: Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Little Rock (non-FB), ULL, ULM, South Alabama, Troy, UTA (non-FB)
IND: Army, BYU, Boise State, East Carolina, Liberty, Massachusetts, Navy, New Mexico State, Notre Dame (Big East takes them back)



Why: I think Notre Dame would, ironically, be able to have a full independent schedule with the diminution of major conferences, as teams in the first three would still want to schedule them (e.g. Purdue, Michigan State, USC, etc..). ND would have games against BYU, Army and Navy to fill out their schedule. A Notre Dame schedule under this scenario would have the likes of Texas, Michigan State, Navy, USC, one of Pitt, Miami, Boston College, LSU or Stanford, plus any of BYU or Army. Then another season they'd have Michigan, Florida State, UNC, Syracuse, TCU and either Purdue or Michigan State, plus Navy and USC. They could create their own bowl for whoever is left out of the "Big Three" in-conference playoffs. I think this would entice the likes of BYU, Boise State and East Carolina to do their own bowl deals.

As for the "Big Three" you have four divisions of six teams, 8-game regular season, one exhibition game against a body bag before the season. Division winners automatically go to playoffs, with the best four from the other conferences or independents filling up the remaining spots.
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Lots of schools are struggling as it is. Taking P5 money away from schools like Wake Forest and Washington State then putting them in the same conference where they have to ship teams across 3 or 4 time zones is a recipe for disaster.
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(01-14-2018 12:15 PM)Wolfman Wrote:  Lots of schools are struggling as it is. Taking P5 money away from schools like Wake Forest and Washington State then putting them in the same conference where they have to ship teams across 3 or 4 time zones is a recipe for disaster.

Much rather speculate on the new bowl tie-ins in 2020, at least people have a chance to have a realistic chances of getting a 1 - 1000000 prediction correct. 04-cheers
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You guys have way too much time on your hands.

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(01-14-2018 12:42 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(01-14-2018 12:27 AM)ColKurtz Wrote:  Do we really need another of these inane threads? There's already 2 or 3 on the page right now as it is.

Hey, lighten up, buddy -- it's the offseason! If you read, this is a different topic than the others anyway. Also, if realignment discussion bothers you, maybe this isn't the right forum for you. 03-wink

My thoughts EXACTLY! This kind of discussion is the point of this MB!
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RE: Superconference Scenarios
Once Liberty becomes FBS, split the 130 teams into 65 two-team conferences based on a blind draw. You play the other team in your conference four times (two home, two away). Top 64 teams advance to the NCAA football tournament (tiebreakers are record and point differential).

There, solved college football realignment, someone pay me.
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RE: Superconference Scenarios
did I miss Wisconsin?
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RE: Superconference Scenarios
I enjoy the ridiculousness of superconferences. I far more prefer smaller, regionalized, rivalry-based conferences.

However, here's my current lineup:

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

B1G
South: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St
West: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, Utah, Colorado
North: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern
East: Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Penn St
Coastal: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College

AAC
West: San Diego St, UNLV, Boise St, BYU, Wyoming, Colorado St, New Mexico, Tulsa
South: SMU, Baylor, Houston, Rice, Tulane, East Carolina, South Florida, Central Florida
North: Iowa St, Kansas St, Memphis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Temple, Connecticut

CUSA
West: Hawaii, San Jose St, Fresno St, Nevada, Utah St, Air Force
South: New Mexico St, UTEP, UTSA, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss
East: UAB, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee St, Western Kentucky, Marshall
North: Northern Illinois, Charlotte, Old Dominion, Army, Navy, Buffalo

MAC
North: Ball St, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo
East: Bowling Green St, Ohio, Miami OH, Akron, Kent St
West: Texas St, Arkansas St, UL Lafayette, UL Monroe, South Alabama
South: Troy, Georgia St, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian St

FCS - Liberty, Massachusetts
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RE: Superconference Scenarios
BIG EAST

BC
UMASS
UCONN
SYRACUSE
BUFFALO
PENN ST
PITT
TEMPLE
RUTGERS
WVU
MARSHALL
DELAWARE
MARYLAND

ACC

UVA
VT
UNC
NC STATE
DUKE
WAKE
CLEMSON
SC
UGA
GT
FLORIDA
FSU
MIAMI-FL

SEC

KENTUCKY
LOUISVILLE
TENNESSEE
VANDY
MEMPHIS
AUBURN
BAMA
OLE MISS
MSU
ARKANSAS
LSU

GREAT LAKES

tOSU
CINCY
MICHIGAN
MSU
INDIANA
PURDUE
NOTRE DAME
WISCONSIN
NORTHWESTERN
ILLINOIS
MINNESOTA
IOWA
ISU
MIZZOU

MAC

EMU
CMU
WMU
BALL ST
OHIO U
MIAMI-OH
INDIANA ST
SIU
EIU
WIU
NIU
UNI
ILL ST
MO ST

BIG "XII"

NEBRASKA
KSU
KU
OU
OSU
TEXAS
ATM
TX TECH
HOUSTON
BAYLOR
RICE
SMU
TCU


SBC

FIU
FAU
UCF
USF
WKU
EKU
GA SO
GA ST
CHARLOTTE
ECU
WCU
APP ST
CITADEL
LIBERTY

CUSA

MTSU
UAB
SO AL
USM
ARK ST
TROY
ULL
ULM
LA TECH
TULANE
TULSA
UNT
TX ST

MWC

MONTANA
MONTANA ST
WYOMING
UTAH
USU
BYU
COLORADO
CSU
ARIZONA
ASU
UNM
NM ST
UTEP
UTSA

PAC XVI

WASHINGTON
WSU
OREGON
OSU
HAWAII
USC
UCLA
CAL
STANFORD
SDSU
SJSU
FRESNO ST
UNLV
NEVADA
BOISE ST
IDAHO
IDAHO ST
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(01-14-2018 09:08 AM)Transic_nyc Wrote:  Here's how I would do it:

Big Ten Conference
Code:
ARIZONA        
CALIFORNIA      
COLORADO        
ILLINOIS        
INDIANA        
IOWA  
KANSAS        
MARYLAND        
MICHIGAN        
MICHIGAN ST    
MINNESOTA      
NEBRASKA      
NORTHWESTERN    
OHIO ST        
OREGON          
PENN ST        
PURDUE        
RUTGERS        
STANFORD        
UCLA            
USC  
UTAH          
WASHINGTON      
WISCONSIN

Southeastern Conference
Code:
ALABAMA        
ARKANSAS        
AUBURN        
CLEMSON        
FLORIDA        
FLORIDA ST      
GEORGIA        
GEORGIA TECH    
KENTUCKY        
LOUISVILLE      
LSU            
MISSISSIPPI ST
MISSOURI        
NC ST          
OKLAHOMA        
OKLAHOMA ST    
OLE MISS        
SOUTH CAROLINA          
TENNESSEE      
TEXAS          
TEXAS A&M  
TEXAS TECH    
VANDERBILT      
VIRGINIA TECH

Big 24 Conference
Code:
ARIZONA ST      
BAYLOR          
BOSTON COLLEGE              
UCF            
CINCINNATI      
COLORADO ST    
CONNECTICUT    
DUKE
HOUSTON        
IOWA ST        
KANSAS ST      
MIAMI-FL  
NORTH CAROLINA  
OREGON ST      
PITTSBURGH      
SAN DIEGO ST                
SOUTH FLORIDA  
SYRACUSE  
TCU    
TEMPLE  
VIRGINIA      
WAKE FOREST    
WASHINGTON ST  
WEST VIRGINIA


AAC: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, UTSA, Wichita State (non-FB)
CUSA: Appalachian State, Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Western Kentucky, UAB
MAC: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami-OH, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Fresno State, Hawaii (FB-only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, UTEP, Wyoming
SBC: Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Little Rock (non-FB), ULL, ULM, South Alabama, Troy, UTA (non-FB)
IND: Army, BYU, Boise State, East Carolina, Liberty, Massachusetts, Navy, New Mexico State, Notre Dame (Big East takes them back)



Why: I think Notre Dame would, ironically, be able to have a full independent schedule with the diminution of major conferences, as teams in the first three would still want to schedule them (e.g. Purdue, Michigan State, USC, etc..). ND would have games against BYU, Army and Navy to fill out their schedule. A Notre Dame schedule under this scenario would have the likes of Texas, Michigan State, Navy, USC, one of Pitt, Miami, Boston College, LSU or Stanford, plus any of BYU or Army. Then another season they'd have Michigan, Florida State, UNC, Syracuse, TCU and either Purdue or Michigan State, plus Navy and USC. They could create their own bowl for whoever is left out of the "Big Three" in-conference playoffs. I think this would entice the likes of BYU, Boise State and East Carolina to do their own bowl deals.

As for the "Big Three" you have four divisions of six teams, 8-game regular season, one exhibition game against a body bag before the season. Division winners automatically go to playoffs, with the best four from the other conferences or independents filling up the remaining spots.

Did Memphis do away with it's football team? Any way, I like the idea of two conferences. A-L on one side and M-Z on the other. Just have a free for all. Games with multiple teams on the field at the same time. Games decided gladiator style. One team from each conference decides the champion in a cage match.
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RE: Superconference Scenarios
The Big 60

Pacific division
USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Ore., Wash

Mountain
Ariz, Ariz St, Utah, Col, BYU, Boise St

South Central
Tex, TT, Ok, Ok St, Kan, Kan St

North Central
Neb, Iowa, Iowa St, Minn, Wisc, ILL

River
Texas A&M, LSU, Ark, Mizzou, KY, Lou

South
Bama, Auburn, Miss, Ga, Tenn, Memphis

Southeast
FL, FL St, Miami, GT, Clem, SCar

Lakes
Mich, Mich St, Indy, Pur, OSU, Cincy

Atlantic
UNC, NCSU, Duke, Va, VT, MD

East
PSU, Pitt, Cuse, ND, BC, WV
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(01-16-2018 01:31 PM)goofus Wrote:  The Big 60
Pacific division: USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Ore., Wash
Mountain: Ariz, Ariz St, Utah, Col, BYU, Boise St
South Central: Tex, TT, Ok, Ok St, Kan, Kan St
North Central: Neb, Iowa, Iowa St, Minn, Wisc, ILL
River:Texas A&M, LSU, Ark, Mizzou, KY, Lou
South:Bama, Auburn, Miss, Ga, Tenn, Memphis
Southeast: FL, FL St, Miami, GT, Clem, SCar
Lakes: Mich, Mich St, Indy, Pur, OSU, Cincy
Atlantic: UNC, NCSU, Duke, Va, VT, MD
East: PSU, Pitt, Cuse, ND, BC, WV

If it ever went to a "power 60" league or new subdivision or whatever, all 60 schools would come from the current 65 power schools. New schools to the power club would likely be the ones left out (Utah, TCU, Louisville) along with Baylor. I'll presume Notre Dame maintains independence.

PAC: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, California, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St
X: Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa St, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas St, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas, Texas Tech
B1G: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St
SEC: LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Florida
ACC: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida St
National: Texas A&M, Arkansas, Miami, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn St, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College
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Another plausible(-ish?) future superconference scenario! This results from the P5 maintaining the status quo through the expiration of the current Big 12 GOR and up to the expiration of the current ACC GOR. As has often been presented, the Big Ten, SEC, and Pac cannibalize the poor ACC and Big 12. Here each of the P3 conferences reaches 18 schools, with 3 divisions of 6. A fourth 18-school conference forms from the ashes of the ACC and Big 12, along with the cream of the G5 crop.

For each 18-team conference: In basketball, there are 22 conference games (2 x 5 division + 1 x 12 other schools). In football, there are 9 conference games (5 division + 2 vs. each of other 2 divisions), allowing for a full conference playthrough in 3 years. A 2-round conference playoff is held between the division champs and a wild card. The CFP accepts the champs of the P3 conferences and a wild card.

Big Ten
East: Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia
Central: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue
West: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Pac-18
East: Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
Central: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA, USC, Utah
West: California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State

SEC
East: Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, NC State, South Carolina
Central: Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech
West: Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Texas A&M

Big 18
East: Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, Miami-FL, South Florida, Syracuse
Central: Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, West Virginia
West: Baylor, BYU, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis

Note: Based on the current strength of the teams, I admit that the Big Ten's divisions are not competitively balanced, but they preserve most of the important rivalries.
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The Big 10 should have gone after Syracuse and Kansas when they had the chance and left Maryland and Rutgers alone.

Syracuse
Penn State
OSU
Michigan
MSU
Indiana
Purdue

Illinois
Northwestern
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Nebraska
Kansas
Iowa

Seems Rutgers was always on the B1G radar though.
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(02-10-2018 07:48 PM)esayem Wrote:  The Big 10 should have gone after Syracuse and Kansas when they had the chance and left Maryland and Rutgers alone.

Syracuse
Penn State
OSU
Michigan
MSU
Indiana
Purdue

Illinois
Northwestern
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Nebraska
Kansas
Iowa

Seems Rutgers was always on the B1G radar though.

If the B1G had picked up the rest of the old Big East northeastern schools, I wonder if they would've had a chance at Notre Dame? They also should've picked up Missouri.

West: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Central: Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio St
East: Michigan St, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College
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