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My Re-Alignment of Conferences and Playoff Idea


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Pac 10:

Arizona

Arizona State

California

Southern Cal

Stanford

Oregon

Oregon State

UCLA

Washington

Washington

Mid 10: (former Big 12)

Colorado

Kansas

Kansas State

Missouri

Nebraska

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

WAC 10:

Air Force

Boise State

Brigham Young

Colorado State

Fresno State

Hawaii

New Mexico

San Diego State

UNLV

Utah

Mid West 10:

Baylor

Idaho

Nevada

New Mexico State

San Diego State

Texas Christian

Tulsa

Utah State

UTEP

Wyoming

Big North 10: (former Big 10)

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Ohio State

Penn State

Wisconsin

Big East 10:

Boston College

Cincinatti

Connecticut

Northwestern

Notre Dame

Pittsburgh

Purdue

Rutgers

Syracuse

West Virginia

SEC:

Alabama

Arkansas

Auburn

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana State

Ole Miss

Miss. State

South Carolina

Tennessee

ACC:

Clemson

Duke

East Carolina

Florida State

Georgia Tech

Miami (FL)

North Carolina

North Carolina State

South Florida

Wake Forest

Big South:

Boston College

Kentucky

Louisville

Maryland

Miami (OH)

Troy

UAB

Vanderbilt

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Take the top team from each conference and give them an automatic bid into the 16 team playoff for a total of 9. Then take the next 7 highest ranked teams in the BCS.

Round one(16 teams) is played at the higher ranked opponent's home stadium.

Round two(8 teams) is played at stadiums that rotate across the country. (Indianapolis, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, Dallas, Los Angeles)

Semi-finals(4 teams) are played at stadiums that rotate across the country.

Championship Game(2 teams) is played at a stadium that rotates around the country.

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Hypothetical (using BCS and/or records of teams) for this year... With no more than three teams from the same conference and the conference winner playing at home. Away team is guaranteed 25% of the seats at the stadium of the first round. In the event of two conference winners playing one another, the higher ranked team gets the home game... In the event of two non-conference winners playing each other, the higher ranked team gets the home game...

@ #1 Alabama v #16 Virginia Tech

@ #8 Penn State v #9 Boise State

@ #5 Southern Cal v #12 Ball State

#4 Florida v @ #13 Cincinnati

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#3 Texas v @ #14 Georgia Tech

@ #6 Utah v #11 Texas Christian

@ #7 Texas Tech v #10 Ohio State

@ #2 Oklahoma v #15 Georgia

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I have thought about how I would realign the whole college football landscape for years now. I wish I could put together a presentation and take it to the NCAA committee or something, that's how nerd I am about this.

First I would add Appalachian State to the FBS to make 120 teams, that way we have an even amount of conferences with an even amount of teams. 12 teams a conference, two divisions in ever conference, 10 conferences.

My BCS conferences would look like this:

BIG NORTH

East Division

Ohio State

Penn State

Michigan

Michigan State

Purdue

Indiana

West Division

Notre Dame

Wisconsin

Iowa

Iowa State

Minnesota

Illinois

Changes: Added Iowa State and Notre Dame, removed Northwestern

PAC-12

Pacific Division

Southern California

California

UCLA

Stanford

Utah

Brigham Young

Coastal Division

Arizona

Arizona State

Oregon

Oregon State

Washington

Washington State

Changes: Added BYU and Utah

BIG 12

North

Nebraska

Missouri

Kansas

Kansas State

Colorado

Baylor

South

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Arkansas

Changes: Moved Baylor to the North Division, added Arkansas to the South Division, removed Iowa State

SOUTH EASTERN CONFERENCE

East

Florida

Georgia

Georgia Tech

Tennessee

South Carolina

Kentucky

West

Alabama

Auburn

Louisiana State

Mississippi

Mississippi State

Southern Mississippi

Changes: Added Georgia Tech to the East Division, added Southern Miss to the West Division, removed Vanderbilt and Arkansas

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

Florida State

Miami

USF

Maryland

Clemson

Wake Forest

Coastal Division

Virginia Tech

Virginia

North Carolina

NC State

Duke

East Carolina

Changes: Removed Boston College, Removed Georgia Tech, Moved Miami to Atlantic Division, Moved NC State to Coastal Division, Added USF and Added East Carolina

BIG EAST

North Division

Boston College

Connecticut

Rutgers

Syracuse

Buffalo

Temple

South Division

West Virginia

Louisville

Cincinnati

Navy

Memphis

Marshall

Changes: Removed USF, Added Boston College, Added Buffalo, Added Temple, Added Navy, Added Memphis, Added Marshall

All I'm going to do is the Major BCS conference, all be here all night long if I try to figure out the other ones.

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I have thought about how I would realign the whole college football landscape for years now. I wish I could put together a presentation and take it to the NCAA committee or something, that's how nerd I am about this.

First I would add Appalachian State to the FBS to make 120 teams, that way we have an even amount of conferences with an even amount of teams. 12 teams a conference, two divisions in ever conference, 10 conferences.

My BCS conferences would look like this:

BIG NORTH

East Division

Ohio State

Penn State

Michigan

Michigan State

Purdue

Indiana

West Division

Notre Dame

Wisconsin

Iowa

Iowa State

Minnesota

Illinois

Changes: Added Iowa State and Notre Dame, removed Northwestern

PAC-12

Pacific Division

Southern California

California

UCLA

Stanford

Utah

Brigham Young

Coastal Division

Arizona

Arizona State

Oregon

Oregon State

Washington

Washington State

Changes: Added BYU and Utah

BIG 12

North

Nebraska

Missouri

Kansas

Kansas State

Colorado

Baylor

South

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Arkansas

Changes: Moved Baylor to the North Division, added Arkansas to the South Division, removed Iowa State

SOUTH EASTERN CONFERENCE

East

Florida

Georgia

Georgia Tech

Tennessee

South Carolina

Kentucky

West

Alabama

Auburn

Louisiana State

Mississippi

Mississippi State

Southern Mississippi

Changes: Added Georgia Tech to the East Division, added Southern Miss to the West Division, removed Vanderbilt and Arkansas

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

Florida State

Miami

USF

Maryland

Clemson

Wake Forest

Coastal Division

Virginia Tech

Virginia

North Carolina

NC State

Duke

East Carolina

Changes: Removed Boston College, Removed Georgia Tech, Moved Miami to Atlantic Division, Moved NC State to Coastal Division, Added USF and Added East Carolina

BIG EAST

North Division

Boston College

Connecticut

Rutgers

Syracuse

Buffalo

Temple

South Division

West Virginia

Louisville

Cincinnati

Navy

Memphis

Marshall

Changes: Removed USF, Added Boston College, Added Buffalo, Added Temple, Added Navy, Added Memphis, Added Marshall

All I'm going to do is the Major BCS conference, all be here all night long if I try to figure out the other ones.

this is way better

big obstacle is how do we satisfy the Bowls??

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this is way better

big obstacle is how do we satisfy the Bowls??

you could use 8 traditional bowls in the first round

In the second round you could add the Cotton Bowl and Gator Bowl along with a rotation of 2 of the big 4 bowls (let's say in this make believe scenario) Sugar and Fiesta

final 4 round - Rose bowl and Orange Bowl

Championship to be revolving throughout the country

The rest of the bowls (Independence, Papa Johns etc.) can be regular bowls based on the conference finish, similar to now

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Here's my realignment suggestion (keeping most of the current conference affiliations and major rivalries intact). Conferences ultimately get to choose who they want or don't want in their conference. I think the suggestion I've made below would require the least amount of headache and controversy as to realignment.

SEC

East Division:

Florida

Georgia

Kentucky

South Carolina

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

West Division:

Alabama

Auburn

Arkansas

LSU

Mississippi State

Ole Miss

Changes: status quo

ACC

Atlantic Division:

Boston College

Clemson

Florida State

Maryland

NC State

Wake Forest

Coastal Division:

Duke

Georgia Tech

Miami

North Carolina

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Changes: status quo

Big East

North Division:

Connecticut

East Carolina

Pittsburgh

Rutgers

Syracuse

West Virginia

South Division:

Central Florida

Cincinnati

Louisville

Memphis

Southern Mississippi

South Florida

Changes: East Carolina added to North; Central Florida added to South (both Florida directional schools are now in the same conference); Memphis added to South (traditional rival to Louisville and Southern Miss); Southern Miss added to South

Big XII

North Division:

Colorado

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

Missouri

Nebraska

South Division:

Baylor

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Changes: status quo

Big North

East Division:

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan State

Ohio State

Penn State

Purdue

West Division:

Illinois

Iowa

Minnesota

Nothwestern

Notre Dame

Wisconsin

Changes: Notre Dame added to West

Pac-12

North Division:

BYU

Oregon

Oregon State

Utah

Washington

Washington State

South Division:

Arizona

Arizona State

Cal

Stanford

UCLA

USC

Changes: BYU added to North; Utah added to North

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i.e, teams that beat Michigan.

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For the Big Ten however you are trying to re-align us, Notre Dame is more likely to go to the Big East than the Big Ten because of easier competition plan and simple keep that in mind. Penn State is not a founding member of the Big Ten Northwestern and Purdue are so I highly doubt either one will just decide leave and join another conference or be kicked out since they hold a stake in the conference.

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For the Big Ten however you are trying to re-align us, Notre Dame is more likely to go to the Big East than the Big Ten because of easier competition plan and simple keep that in mind. Penn State is not a founding member of the Big Ten Northwestern and Purdue are so I highly doubt either one will just decide leave and join another conference or be kicked out since they hold a stake in the conference.

I was going more for trying to make the conference better, not pander to irrelevant teams just because they were a founding member, which is why I removed Northwestern and added Iowa State. Not that Iowa State is better, it just makes sense to add another big rivalry (Iowa vs. Iowa State) to the conference while also adding Notre Dame, which adds a whole bunch of rivalries, because Notre Dame might as well be in the Big Ten already with rivalry games with Michigan and Michigan State, and could develop huge rivalries with Penn State and Ohio State if they played every year.

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I was going more for trying to make the conference better, not pander to irrelevant teams just because they were a founding member, which is why I removed Northwestern and added Iowa State. Not that Iowa State is better, it just makes sense to add another big rivalry (Iowa vs. Iowa State) to the conference while also adding Notre Dame, which adds a whole bunch of rivalries, because Notre Dame might as well be in the Big Ten already with rivalry games with Michigan and Michigan State, and could develop huge rivalries with Penn State and Ohio State if they played every year.

I was speaking realistically.

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Here's my realignment suggestion (keeping most of the current conference affiliations and major rivalries intact). Conferences ultimately get to choose who they want or don't want in their conference. I think the suggestion I've made below would require the least amount of headache and controversy as to realignment.

SEC

East Division:

Florida

Georgia

Kentucky

South Carolina

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

West Division:

Alabama

Auburn

Arkansas

LSU

Mississippi State

Ole Miss

Changes: status quo

ACC

Atlantic Division:

Boston College

Clemson

Florida State

Maryland

NC State

Wake Forest

Coastal Division:

Duke

Georgia Tech

Miami

North Carolina

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Changes: status quo

Big East

North Division:

Connecticut

East Carolina

Pittsburgh

Rutgers

Syracuse

West Virginia

South Division:

Central Florida

Cincinnati

Louisville

Memphis

Southern Mississippi

South Florida

Changes: East Carolina added to North; Central Florida added to South (both Florida directional schools are now in the same conference); Memphis added to South (traditional rival to Louisville and Southern Miss); Southern Miss added to South

Big XII

North Division:

Colorado

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

Missouri

Nebraska

South Division:

Baylor

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Changes: status quo

Big North

East Division:

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan State

Ohio State

Penn State

Purdue

West Division:

Illinois

Iowa

Minnesota

Nothwestern

Notre Dame

Wisconsin

Changes: Notre Dame added to West

Pac-12

North Division:

BYU

Oregon

Oregon State

Utah

Washington

Washington State

South Division:

Arizona

Arizona State

Cal

Stanford

UCLA

USC

Changes: BYU added to North; Utah added to North

I love it..

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