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Or flip the Iron Bowl with Memphis and Vanderbilt
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After thinking about it and realizing that it would be difficult to have 9 team regional conferences without leaving out some key teams. I agree that MidnightWhiskey's 10 team per conference lineup is preferable.

South East - UCF, FSU, Miami, Florida, usf, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina
Mid Atlantic - NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson, Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech
North East - Boston College, Penn State, Pittsburg, Syracuse, Rutgers, Maryland, West Virginia, Army, Navy, Temple
Great Lakes - Cincinnati, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Wisconsin
Great Plains - Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Air Force, Colorado State
Mid South - LSU, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Houston, Memphis, Missouri, Arkansas, Tulane
South West - Baylor, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah, BYU, SMU
Pacific - Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Ucal, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, San Diego State, Boise State

Personally, I would put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU elsewhere.

But realistically none of this matters because it will never happen.
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Going back to my idea of 1980

Metro: Take the 1980 lineup and add South Carolina and Miami.

Cincinnati
Louisville
Virginia Tech
Memphis
Tulane
South Carolina
Florida State
Miami (no basketball until 1985)

Other Southern Independent teams at the time that remained 1-A:

ECU, S. Miss, and Louisiana.
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(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.
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(03-06-2021 12:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.

It seems to me that you could put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU in the Great Plains.
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(03-06-2021 12:47 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.

It seems to me that you could put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU in the Great Plains.

I'm not sure you guys are getting the concept of 9-team conferences.
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(03-06-2021 12:50 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:47 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.

It seems to me that you could put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU in the Great Plains.

I'm not sure you guys are getting the concept of 9-team conferences.

True, MidnightWhiskey's new alignment has 10 team conferences instead of 9 team conferences.
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(03-06-2021 12:58 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:50 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:47 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.

It seems to me that you could put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU in the Great Plains.

I'm not sure you guys are getting the concept of 9-team conferences.

True, MidnightWhiskey's new alignment has 10 team conferences instead of 9 team conferences.

I suggested 10 team conferences previously.

https://csnbbs.com/thread-916739.html
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That's true, you did. But it's all academic anyway. It's not going to happen.
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NAC: Penn St, Pitt, WV, Syr, Rutg, BC, Cincy, UConn MD

Big 10: Mich, OSU, Mich ST, NW, Ill, Ind, Purdue, Wis, Minn

SEC: Ala, Aub, Fla, Ga, Miss, LSU, Miss St, Tenn, Vandy

ACC: UVA, NC, WF, NC St, Duke, Miami, Clem, Ga Tech, Va Tech

SAC: Fla St, Louisville, USC, Kentucky, USF, Memphis, Tulane, UCF, UAB

Big 8: Ok, Neb, Ok St, Iowa, Iowa St, Col, Kansas, K State, Mizz

SWC: TX, TX Tech, TX A&M, Rice, Houston, Baylor, Ark, TCU, SMU

WAC: Az, Az St, Utah, Col St, Nevada, NM, Wyoming, SD St, BYU

PAC: USC, UCLA, Cal, Stan, Ore, Ore St, Wash, Wash St, Hawaii

8 game conference schedule
No CCG games

NYD Bowls all played on NYD except after selecting the teams one game other than the Rose Bowl is moved to New Years Eve

Orange BIG 8 Champ, At large

Sugar SEC Champ, At large

Cotton SWC, At Large

Fiesta, At Large, At Large

Rose, BIG, PAC

After Bowl Games are played top two ranked teams play a plus 1 game
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(03-06-2021 09:12 PM)Arch Stanton Wrote:  NAC: Penn St, Pitt, WV, Syr, Rutg, BC, Cincy, UConn MD

Big 10: Mich, OSU, Mich ST, NW, Ill, Ind, Purdue, Wis, Minn

SEC: Ala, Aub, Fla, Ga, Miss, LSU, Miss St, Tenn, Vandy

ACC: UVA, NC, WF, NC St, Duke, Miami, Clem, Ga Tech, Va Tech

SAC: Fla St, Louisville, USC, Kentucky, USF, Memphis, Tulane, UCF, UAB

Big 8: Ok, Neb, Ok St, Iowa, Iowa St, Col, Kansas, K State, Mizz

SWC: TX, TX Tech, TX A&M, Rice, Houston, Baylor, Ark, TCU, SMU

WAC: Az, Az St, Utah, Col St, Nevada, NM, Wyoming, SD St, BYU

PAC: USC, UCLA, Cal, Stan, Ore, Ore St, Wash, Wash St, Hawaii

8 game conference schedule
No CCG games

NYD Bowls all played on NYD except after selecting the teams one game other than the Rose Bowl is moved to New Years Eve

Orange BIG 8 Champ, At large

Sugar SEC Champ, At large

Cotton SWC, At Large

Fiesta, At Large, At Large

Rose, BIG, PAC

After Bowl Games are played top two ranked teams play a plus 1 game

This looks like a step back in time, regional conferences. It almost looks like the 1960's - 1970's, before TV ruined it. I like it. 9 conferences, 10 bowl spots, 1 bowl day instead of a month of dates based on TV. Rivalries intact. Includes most but not all of the AAC and MWC teams. Well done.
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RE: 9 Team Conferences
(03-06-2021 12:58 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:50 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:47 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 12:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-06-2021 09:03 AM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Move the OH schools to new Big 10, SMU instead of Utah in SWC. Otherwise it's great.

But then you'd have an 11-team Big North and a 7-team Great East. How do you account for that?

Also, Texas already has 6 schools in the "P8" here. They don't need any more. And unlike SMU, Utah is already in the power club. However, I might be amenable to trading Baylor for SMU.

It seems to me that you could put Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Air Force in the South West and Colorado, Utah, and BYU in the Great Plains.

I'm not sure you guys are getting the concept of 9-team conferences.

True, MidnightWhiskey's new alignment has 10 team conferences instead of 9 team conferences.

To get to 9 team conferences from the above 10 team setup I did the other day you could make some adjustments to get the below. Current P5's that miss out are: Wake Forest, Duke, Vanderbilt & Rutgers. I also removed Temple, Tulane, Colorado State & Boise.


South East - UCF, FSU, Miami, Florida, usf, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn

Mid Atlantic - NC State, UNC, Clemson, Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Carolina

North East - Boston College, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Maryland, West Virginia, Army, Navy, Notre Dame

Great Lakes - Ohio State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Great Plains - Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Air Force

Mid South - LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Houston, Memphis, Missouri, Arkansas, Baylor

South West - TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah, BYU, SMU

Pacific - Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Ucal, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, San Diego State

Full round robin schedule with 4 OOC games.
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(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

Fun fact: Georgia Tech & Tulane have a combined 8 SEC football titles. That's more than Ole Miss & Miss St combined. Also Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M & Vanderbilt who have never won the SEC.
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(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

It's perhaps less balanced competitively, but here's an alternate arrangement where the Alabama schools are not placed with the Florida and Georgia schools. In exchange, the South Carolina schools move to the SEC, the Kentucky schools move to the ACC, and UMD trades places with WVU to make the map of states look less crappy.

ACC: Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Carolina, South Florida

South Central: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah
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(03-08-2021 04:24 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

It's perhaps less balanced competitively, but here's an alternate arrangement where the Alabama schools are not placed with the Florida and Georgia schools. In exchange, the South Carolina schools move to the SEC, the Kentucky schools move to the ACC, and UMD trades places with WVU to make the map of states look less crappy.

ACC: Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Carolina, South Florida

South Central: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

Looks good!
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Arch Stanton has 9 conferences of 9 teams each. And it includes some of the top MWC and AAC teams. I like it.
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(03-08-2021 04:24 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

It's perhaps less balanced competitively, but here's an alternate arrangement where the Alabama schools are not placed with the Florida and Georgia schools. In exchange, the South Carolina schools move to the SEC, the Kentucky schools move to the ACC, and UMD trades places with WVU to make the map of states look less crappy.

ACC: Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Carolina, South Florida

South Central: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I like this alignment pretty well. When going up to 72, the additional 7 non-power schools that people add seem to unanimously include Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, and South Florida. The final 2 have the most disagreement. I would have BYU and Temple but this has Boise St and Temple. I've seen some alignments with San Diego St or SMU instead. There are others.

In your alignment, the only change I'd consider is switching Notre Dame with Ohio St. This places Ohio St with its historical rivals and Notre Dame into an East Coast group which they seem to prefer.
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(03-08-2021 04:57 PM)SMUstang Wrote:  Arch Stanton has 9 conferences of 9 teams each. And it includes some of the top MWC and AAC teams. I like it.

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(03-08-2021 05:02 PM)BePcr07 Wrote:  
(03-08-2021 04:24 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

It's perhaps less balanced competitively, but here's an alternate arrangement where the Alabama schools are not placed with the Florida and Georgia schools. In exchange, the South Carolina schools move to the SEC, the Kentucky schools move to the ACC, and UMD trades places with WVU to make the map of states look less crappy.

ACC: Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Carolina, South Florida

South Central: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I like this alignment pretty well. When going up to 72, the additional 7 non-power schools that people add seem to unanimously include Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, and South Florida. The final 2 have the most disagreement. I would have BYU and Temple but this has Boise St and Temple. I've seen some alignments with San Diego St or SMU instead. There are others.

In your alignment, the only change I'd consider is switching Notre Dame with Ohio St. This places Ohio St with its historical rivals and Notre Dame into an East Coast group which they seem to prefer.

In a 9 team conference hypothetical world you can't remove Ohio St and Alabama out of their home conferences.
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RE: 9 Team Conferences
(03-08-2021 05:19 PM)Arch Stanton Wrote:  
(03-08-2021 05:02 PM)BePcr07 Wrote:  
(03-08-2021 04:24 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 11:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(03-05-2021 06:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Conferences of 9 teams are not ideal in the sense that all teams cannot play in-conference at the same time, but here's my effort at a "P8" of 9-team circuits:

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Florida

South Central: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I didn't break up any states, and I got the Big 8 and the original ACC 8 back together.

Congrats Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Miss St, and Ole Miss; instead of playing Alabama and Auburn, you get to play Louisville and Memphis now!

Congrats Bama and Auburn; instead of playing LSU and Tennessee, you get to play the directional Florida schools that used to be in CUSA now!

It's perhaps less balanced competitively, but here's an alternate arrangement where the Alabama schools are not placed with the Florida and Georgia schools. In exchange, the South Carolina schools move to the SEC, the Kentucky schools move to the ACC, and UMD trades places with WVU to make the map of states look less crappy.

ACC: Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

Big 9: Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big North: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin

Great East: Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple

Pac-9: Boise State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

SEC: Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami-FL, South Carolina, South Florida

South Central: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

SWC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah

I like this alignment pretty well. When going up to 72, the additional 7 non-power schools that people add seem to unanimously include Central Florida, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, and South Florida. The final 2 have the most disagreement. I would have BYU and Temple but this has Boise St and Temple. I've seen some alignments with San Diego St or SMU instead. There are others.

In your alignment, the only change I'd consider is switching Notre Dame with Ohio St. This places Ohio St with its historical rivals and Notre Dame into an East Coast group which they seem to prefer.

In raw 9 team conference hypothetical world you can't remove Ohio St and Alabama out of their home conferences.

Then call the South Central the SEC and call Florida's conference the Florida Conference or Sunshine Conference or something with a Florida theme.
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