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If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
If you could change anything about your team’s current conference, with a smidgen of reality kept, what would you do? i.e- Don’t expect Clemson or Florida to join C-USA or the Sun Belt.

Atlantic Sun Conference
Liberty
Lipscomb
North Alabama
Kennesaw St.
North Florida
Jacksonville
Stetson
Florida Gulf Coast
NJIT
Bellarmine U.
(added) - Adds a new border state for Liberty and Lipscomb in a big basketball crazed city.
College of Charleston (added) - Brings continuity to the conference footprint, adds a new state and a destination city.
North Carolina A&T (added) Brings continuity to the conference footprint, a new state, and a team that fits the mold of the conference and is investing in athletics.

And in the event NJIT left I would replace them with either UNC Wilmington or Winthrop. UNCW would add another destination city and compliment the addition of NC A&T. Winthrop would compliment CoC.
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Do an alliance with the SEC and put Missouri and Arkansas in the Big 12, send WVU to the ACC and get Nebraska back from the Big 10 (least likely of the 4). Then the Big 12 and SEC would both be 12 teams.
Big 12 North-Arkansas, KU, KSU, ISU, Mizzou, UNL
Big 12 South-UT, Tech, Baylor, TCU, OU, Okie St.

SEC West-Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, MSU, LSU, A&M
SEC East-UK, Tennessee, Vandy, UGA, Florida, USCe
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If Bellarmine joined Division I, I think the most realistic conferences are the Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, and Ohio Valley.

The CAA is doing worse than usual at Men's Basketball, but I don't think College of Charleston and/or UNC Wilmington would be willing to go what is normally a much worse conference. The CAA is currently 1 above the Atlantic Sun in the Conference RPI, but the CAA was 18 spots ahead in 2017-2018, 16 spots ahead in 2016-2017, and 18 spots ahead in 2015-2016. If College of Charleston and/or UNC Wilmington had to leave the CAA, they would prefer the Southern over the Atlantic Sun.
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
I would reorganize the WAC, Summit, Big Sky with a little help from the OVC.
Getting the outliers in each conference in tighter geographic fits.
Maybe put the seven Flagships with Omaha , Denver, EWU, NIU and Weber St.
Northern Iowa would never leave the valley even though this conference would be pretty good .
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Play all games on Saturday.


(And put something in Marshall’s drink to bring them back.)
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(01-07-2019 06:58 PM)bullet Wrote:  Do an alliance with the SEC and put Missouri and Arkansas in the Big 12, send WVU to the ACC and get Nebraska back from the Big 10 (least likely of the 4). Then the Big 12 and SEC would both be 12 teams.
Big 12 North-Arkansas, KU, KSU, ISU, Mizzou, UNL
Big 12 South-UT, Tech, Baylor, TCU, OU, Okie St.

I loved the old Big 8, and I miss Big 12 1.0. This would be the next best thing. I'm fine with CU being gone, as they are a western school...they didn't quite fit in the old Big 8..I wish them no ill will. I'd take Nebraska and Mizzou back in a heartbeat, but they'd never come back. Arkansas should have always been with us. The Aggies need to be back with us, too, but that ship has sailed to a different ocean.
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
1) The tv payout
2) Fan attendance at football and basketball games.
*we have hot spots in the league but it seems like fan attendance is kind of hit and miss.
**I think all the schools could use a better way/motivation to get excited for conference games.
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Drop Hawaii, San Diego St, San Jose St, Fresno St, Nevada, UNLV, Utah St, Wyoming, Colorado St, Air Force, and New Mexico. Add Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, California, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, BYU, and Colorado for 14.

North: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, Boise St, Utah, BYU
South: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Colorado
01-08-2019 12:30 AM
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Make the rest of the teams not suck in football
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(01-08-2019 12:39 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  Make the rest of the teams not suck in football
Time to update your pic!!!
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Add Clemson and FSU to the SEC, send Vandy and someone else to the ACC (probably Kentucky, even though they have great basketball, but I am open to other options).

In the PAC 12, add Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech and call it a day!!
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Move Auburn to the East and Missouri to the West. Then add Kansas and Oklahoma and move Alabama to the East.
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Drop the schools who started football in the last few years and have no business in the FBS: Georgia State, Coastal Carolina, South Alabama

Drop the schools who have had football teams but have historically struggled: TXST and ULM

Replace them with CUSA schools looking to get off that sinking ship: Marshall, USM, ODU, UAB, and La Tech

New Sun Belt: ODU, Marshall, App State, Georgia Southern, Troy, UAB, USM, Arkansas State, UL Lafayette, La Tech
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RE: If You Could Change Anything About Your Team’s Current Conference...
Make Notre Dame a football member, and make Duke and Wake Forest non-football members. Bring back South Carolina. Add Penn State and Maryland to get to 18/20.
01-08-2019 09:48 AM
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Nothing in terms of membership.

I would eliminate permanent cross-division "rivalries" and go to 9 games though.
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Add TX & OU.

Go to division-less football schedule with guaranteed "rivalries".
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(01-07-2019 06:58 PM)bullet Wrote:  Do an alliance with the SEC and put Missouri and Arkansas in the Big 12, send WVU to the ACC and get Nebraska back from the Big 10 (least likely of the 4). Then the Big 12 and SEC would both be 12 teams.
Big 12 North-Arkansas, KU, KSU, ISU, Mizzou, UNL
Big 12 South-UT, Tech, Baylor, TCU, OU, Okie St.

SEC West-Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, MSU, LSU, A&M
SEC East-UK, Tennessee, Vandy, UGA, Florida, USCe

I would love for the ACC to end up with WVU. If that happened I’d bring in Cincinnati as well.
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(01-08-2019 09:09 AM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  New Sun Belt: ODU, Marshall, App State, Georgia Southern, Troy, UAB, USM, Arkansas State, UL Lafayette, La Tech

That’s a pretty decent little conference.
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(01-08-2019 09:09 AM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  Drop the schools who started football in the last few years and have no business in the FBS: Georgia State, Coastal Carolina, South Alabama

Drop the schools who have had football teams but have historically struggled: TXST and ULM

Replace them with CUSA schools looking to get off that sinking ship: Marshall, USM, ODU, UAB, and La Tech

New Sun Belt: ODU, Marshall, App State, Georgia Southern, Troy, UAB, USM, Arkansas State, UL Lafayette, La Tech

That........ would not be terrible.
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(01-08-2019 09:48 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Make Notre Dame a football member, and make Duke and Wake Forest non-football members. Bring back South Carolina. Add Penn State and Maryland to get to 18/20.
That’s good. I wouldn’t drop Duke/WF though, plus I’d add in WVU, Cincinnati, and since I’m dreamin’, Tennessee instead of Maryland.
North
Boston College, Syracuse, Pitt, Penn St., WVU
East
Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, North Carolina, Duke
Central
Notre Dame, Louisville, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, North Carolina St.
South
Florida St., Miami, Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech
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