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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
Based on today's announcement...

BINGO!

Football and basketball will feature everyone playing each other; very divisional-based strategy for the rest of the sports.

These are the divisions...

Southwest Division: ACU, Lamar, SHSU, SFA, Tarleton State, UTRGV, 7th team TBD

West Division: California Baptist, Dixie State, Grand Canyon, NMSU, Seattle, Southern Utah, Utah Valley
01-14-2021 12:24 PM
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
Glad to see NMSU and GCU remain in a division together
01-14-2021 12:27 PM
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
(01-14-2021 12:24 PM)TexasTerror Wrote:  Based on today's announcement...

BINGO!

Football and basketball will feature everyone playing each other; very divisional-based strategy for the rest of the sports.

These are the divisions...

Southwest Division: ACU, Lamar, SHSU, SFA, Tarleton State, UTRGV, 7th team TBD

West Division: California Baptist, Dixie State, Grand Canyon, NMSU, Seattle, Southern Utah, Utah Valley

Shaping up to be one LQQker of a conference!
01-14-2021 12:32 PM
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
KatFans has already launched their future WAC basketball schedule thread; not sure if anyone has contributions that they are aware of related to the 21-22 season of non-conference games.

http://www.katfans.com/katsforum/showthr...s&p=401205
01-14-2021 03:09 PM
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
They will have only in Division games in baseball, softball and women's soccer. (The press release says men's soccer, but none of the 5 new schools play soccer, so I think that is a mistake; probably nothing changes since five schools are associates and no good division lines.) They also say women's volleyball, but I'm skeptical as that wont yield enough games, as conferences typically play 16 games.

Until another Texas school is added, I would think NMSU women's soccer (Tarleton doesn't sponsor) and softball (RGV doesn't sponsor) would move over to the Southwest Division to have 6 schools in each division. Note, SUU doesn't play baseball, so that would be 6 in each leaving NMSU in the West (and letting Sac State's affiliate membership run out, but it's not critical).

For basketball (and I suggest for volleyball) they can make cross conference work by rotating basis 3 West games in the double round robin not to be play (say for example, NMSU at Seattle, Cal Baptist at Utah Valley, Dixie State at GCU; different games each year not played). This would free up 6 West schools to play the 18th game against a South West school. Without that playing every team in Division twice and cross division once works for the West to get 18 games (12 division, 6 crossover) but not the Southwest (10 division, 7 crossover).

I actually think women's volleyball should have 16 games with crossover. It will work better when a 7th Texas school is found because it would mean only one travel weekend for crossover play annually. But even now it's just 3 crossover road games for the Texas schools, 2½ average for the others (four West games would not get played -- that means one school misses two games).

When they get the 7th Texas school, the scheduling gets simpler, 12 games in Division and 4 (women's) or 6 (men's) crossover.

I guess women's soccer will play double round robin for 10 games. Most conferences don't have divisions and you just play everyone once, which would be 11 games in the WAC, but travel reduction is the aim.

Baseball and Softball depends on how many games they want to play. Right now 27 games, once everyone. I guess you could go to 30 with double round robin division only 10 weekend schedule. But you could go 24 games, rotate which 2 schools you only play one weekend. Small size in-division only play is standard for many conferences. So this would be normal.

Men's soccer has six (6) RGV, GCU, Cal Baptist, Dixie State, Utah Valley, Seattle plus five (5) affiliates San Jose State, UNLV, Air Force, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word. I don't see why they would change anything, as realignment changes nothing. Note, I don't think Chicago State soccer will be allowed to play in the WAC, as they will be next year only anyway.

That is my take how it will actually work.
01-16-2021 05:58 PM
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
Tarleton should have women’s soccer in 2022. HC position has been opened.
01-16-2021 08:15 PM
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(01-16-2021 08:15 PM)TexanFan Wrote:  Tarleton should have women’s soccer in 2022. HC position has been opened.

Does seem likely, despite nothing on the Athletic News site. Found with google search:

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/Tarleton-...48628317bb

also this is part of their WAC agreement to happen during the 4 year '21-24 transition to D-I

https://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/...division-i

I guess NMSU only needs to move over for softball if it starts up in '22. Tarleton is looking too comply with T9 scholarship requirements with a dozen (full equivalent) more football players under scholarship than in D-II. Makes sense.
(This post was last modified: 01-18-2021 12:00 AM by Stugray2.)
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
KatFans.com threads including future scheduling which features a running list of upcoming games for WAC in the below sports over the coming years.

Football
Men's Basketball
(This post was last modified: 01-20-2021 10:40 AM by TexasTerror.)
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RE: Speculating What Scheduling in a New WAC Would Look Like
Came across this thread from last night. The WAC's media relations guy did an interview and provided this update on scheduling & league championships




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