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My pie in the sky conference would consist of...
SOUTH
Southern Miss
Memphis
Tulane
UCF
USF

EAST/NORTH
Temple
East Carolina
Marshall
Cincy
Navy

WEST
Houston
Colorado State
North Texas
Air Force

14 teams. Although, I'm not quite sure how football scheduling would rotate fairly year after year. Plus you would have to think schools like Navy/Air Force should play each other every year for obvious reasons. I'm just too lazy to figure out if the mathematics would work if we're assuming everyone subscribes to the 8 conf/4 OOC format. Perhaps everyone could play everyone in their division plus 2 teams from each of the other divisions. And for the 4 division teams, you play 2 and 1 from the other divisions. For Southern Miss, a schedule similar to this

vs. Memphis
@ Tulane
vs. UCF
@ USF
vs. East Carolina
@. Marshall
vs. Houston
@ Air Force
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There's a way to do 14 in 3 pods:

Your pods of 5 each become fixtures of the two divisions.

The pod of 4 is split among those 2 divisions but play each other as permanent crossovers.
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(07-02-2019 04:20 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  There's a way to do 14 in 3 pods:

Your pods of 5 each become fixtures of the two divisions.

The pod of 4 is split among those 2 divisions but play each other as permanent crossovers.

Interesting concept. That could work for a conference like the ACC.

ATLANTIC/COASTAL
Clemson/Georgia Tech
Florida State/Miami-FL
NC State/Wake Forest
North Carolina/Duke
Virginia/Virginia Tech

ROTATING
Boston College/Syracuse
Louisville/Pittsburgh

Would cut the number of years for a full conference playthrough down to 4 at most, assuming they retain the 8-game schedule.

A variant for 12 teams could work for the Pac-12:

East: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah
West: Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State
Rotating: California+Stanford, USC+UCLA

For the Pie in the Sky Conference (PSC), you're looking at this for a basic 2-division alignment:

East: Central Florida, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Marshall, Memphis, South Florida, Temple
West: Air Force, Colorado State, Houston, Navy, North Texas, Southern Miss, Tulane

You might have, say, Cincinnati (or Marshall)+Memphis and Southern Miss+Tulane as the two rotating pairs.
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Atlantic Southeastern Zipper Conference

Georgia Tech
Clemson
Duke
Wake Forest
Tennessee
Auburn
Florida State
Virginia Tech

Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
NC State
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Florida
Virginia
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Lets see,

Texas Division:
TXST
UTSA
UNT
SMU
Houston
Rice

Not Texas Division:
Tulane
Louisiana
La Tech
USM
UAB
TROY
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Just Because Conference

Auburn
Cincinnati
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Louisville
Miami
Pittsburgh
Vanderbilt
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
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(07-02-2019 07:56 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Atlantic Southeastern Zipper Conference

Georgia Tech
Clemson
Duke
Wake Forest
Tennessee
Auburn
Florida State
Virginia Tech

Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
NC State
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Florida
Virginia

What do you think of this pod arrangement instead?

Code:
POD 1:  Alabama         North Carolina  Virginia        Virginia Tech  
POD 2:  Auburn          Duke            Georgia Tech    Georgia        
POD 3:  Tennessee       Wake Forest     Florida State   Florida        
POD 4:  Vanderbilt      NC State        Clemson         South Carolina

Pods can rotate between two 8-team divisions in a 3-year cycle. Conference schedule is 9 games. Each team plays its pod mates and a protected crossover in each of the other pods every year. Teams are listed in the same column as their protected crossovers (e.g., Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt all play each other annually). Full conference playthrough in 3 years. The pods are also decently balanced in football strength, with 2 "heavy hitters" each.
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DESSERT DIVISION
Apple Pie
Cherry Pie
Sweet Potato Pie

ENTREE DIVISION
Deep Dish Pizza Pie
Chicken Pot Pie
Shepherds Pie
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(07-04-2019 05:37 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  DESSERT DIVISION
Apple Pie
Cherry Pie
Sweet Potato Pie

ENTREE DIVISION
Deep Dish Pizza Pie
Chicken Pot Pie
Shepherds Pie


I like pie...
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(07-02-2019 01:36 PM)TTT Wrote:  SOUTH
Southern Miss
Memphis
Tulane
UCF
USF

EAST/NORTH
Temple
East Carolina
Marshall
Cincy
Navy

WEST
Houston
Colorado State
North Texas
Air Force

14 teams. Although, I'm not quite sure how football scheduling would rotate fairly year after year. Plus you would have to think schools like Navy/Air Force should play each other every year for obvious reasons. I'm just too lazy to figure out if the mathematics would work if we're assuming everyone subscribes to the 8 conf/4 OOC format. Perhaps everyone could play everyone in their division plus 2 teams from each of the other divisions. And for the 4 division teams, you play 2 and 1 from the other divisions. For Southern Miss, a schedule similar to this

vs. Memphis
@ Tulane
vs. UCF
@ USF
vs. East Carolina
@. Marshall
vs. Houston
@ Air Force

Die
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High in the Sky Conference

AppSt
ECU
Marshall
Georgia Southern
Ohio
Troy
USM
ArkSt
ULL
LT
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(07-04-2019 08:10 AM)wavefan12 Wrote:  
(07-02-2019 01:36 PM)TTT Wrote:  SOUTH
Southern Miss
Memphis
Tulane
UCF
USF

EAST/NORTH
Temple
East Carolina
Marshall
Cincy
Navy

WEST
Houston
Colorado State
North Texas
Air Force

14 teams. Although, I'm not quite sure how football scheduling would rotate fairly year after year. Plus you would have to think schools like Navy/Air Force should play each other every year for obvious reasons. I'm just too lazy to figure out if the mathematics would work if we're assuming everyone subscribes to the 8 conf/4 OOC format. Perhaps everyone could play everyone in their division plus 2 teams from each of the other divisions. And for the 4 division teams, you play 2 and 1 from the other divisions. For Southern Miss, a schedule similar to this

vs. Memphis
@ Tulane
vs. UCF
@ USF
vs. East Carolina
@. Marshall
vs. Houston
@ Air Force

Die

Not a fan? 03-wink

It's not too different from the AAC. Drop SMU and Tulsa (and WSU?), add in a few other schools.
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North Dakota
North Dakota State
South Dakota
South Dakota State
Montana
Montana State
Idaho
Idaho State

Still working on a name for the conference. 07-coffee3
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(07-04-2019 09:16 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  North Dakota
North Dakota State
South Dakota
South Dakota State
Montana
Montana State
Idaho
Idaho State

Still working on a name for the conference. 07-coffee3

I don't think NoDak's wet dream ever included Idaho State.
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Minnesota
Georgia Tech
Boise State
Kansas State
Oregon State
Troy
Eastern Illinois
Maine
Bemidji State
Albany State
Mount Union
Evangel
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(07-04-2019 09:31 AM)Rube Dali Wrote:  Minnesota
Georgia Tech
Boise State
Kansas State
Oregon State
Troy
Eastern Illinois
Maine
Bemidji State
Albany State
Mount Union
Evangel


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(07-04-2019 09:16 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  North Dakota
North Dakota State
South Dakota
South Dakota State
Montana
Montana State
Idaho
Idaho State

Still working on a name for the conference. 07-coffee3

The Flyover Conference?
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My idea of the perfect conference:

Louisville
Cincinnati
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
WVU
Miami
Boston College
Virginia Tech
Temple
ECU
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(07-04-2019 06:06 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  My idea of the perfect conference:

Louisville
Cincinnati
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
WVU
Miami
Boston College
Virginia Tech
Temple
ECU

You wouldn't want to poach your rival from the SEC?
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(07-04-2019 06:06 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  My idea of the perfect conference:

Louisville
Cincinnati
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
WVU
Miami
Boston College
Virginia Tech
Temple
ECU

I vote for this one.
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