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Old 04-22-2010, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Conference Expansion: Explosion Coming?

There has been plenty of rumor and articles during the past couple of weeks that suggest possible expansion of various BCS leagues......and now comes this from the Big East:

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigeast/post...utside-the-box

Their commish talks about possible expansion to 20 teams!!! It has also been suggested that the Big Ten may go to 16 teams and the Pac-10 is on the verge of adding Colorado and Utah. Looks like it will be an all out war between the BCS leagues......and then the fallout hits the rest of us. I think that we are going to see some BIG changes!
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Re: Conference Expansion: Explosion Coming?

LET'S GO ALREADY...I'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS. Let's get it on...!
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Re: Conference Expansion: Explosion Coming?

We basically have three "sports" competing here - FBS (I-A), FCS (I-AA) in football and I-A hoops.

If the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, and SEC start shuffling around the smaller conferences like the A-10 are going to add members or disappear.

So what happens to the Colonial? The Sun Belt (a true mid-major conference with FBS football)?

It could get ugly quickly for some conferences.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It could get ugly quickly for some conferences.
Darn right! This could be one time that America East actually benefits from being tucked away in the Northeast corner with a relatively small footprint.

I think that the Big Ten and Big East are about to go to war against each other. It's obvious that the Big East is now in survival mode, and that it is looking like they have ditched any thoughts of splitting.

Here are my scenarios for the Big Ten and Big East:

Scenario A: Big Ten goes to 16 schools

Syracuse
Rutgers
Penn State
Pitt
Ohio State
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana

Notre Dame
Northwestern
Purdue
Illinois
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri

Then:

ACC Expands to 16 schools:

BC
UConn
Maryland
Virginia
Virginia Tech
ODU
Louisville
NC State

North Carolina
Duke
Wake Forest
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Florida State
South Florida
Miami

Then the SEC expands to 16 schools:

West Virginia
Cincinnati
Kentucky
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Memphis
South Carolina
Georgia

Florida
Alabama
Auburn
Ole Miss
Mississippi State
LSU
Arkansas
Houston

The Big East regroups as a 12 team basketball conference:

Boston U.
Providence
St. John's
Seton Hall
Villanova
St. Joe's

Georgetown
George Washington
Dayton
Xavier
DePaul
Marquette

Meanwhile........

The PAC-10 goes to 12 schools:

Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
Cal
Stanford

UCLA
USC
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
Utah

Then the Big 12 takes in 2 to replace Missouri and Colorado:

Nebraska
Kansas State
Kansas
Iowa State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

Rice
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Baylor
TCU

So.......Mountain West and WAC survivors (plus Long Beach State) form:

Boise State
Idaho
Wyoming
Colorado State
Air Force
Utah State
New Mexico
New Mexico State

BYU
San Jose State
Fresno State
Nevada
UNLV
Long Beach State
San Diego State
Hawaii



Phew!......to be continued.

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Re: Conference Expansion: Explosion Coming?

YESSSS! The triumphant return of the mainejeff realignment posts!
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YESSSS! The triumphant return of the mainejeff realignment posts!
I don't know if you are being facetious or what but I'm waiting for the rest of it. What happens to the AE?
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Re: Conference Expansion: Explosion Coming?

mainejeff, you added LBSU to the MWC/WAC survivors for...? Baseball, I assume?
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mainejeff, you added LBSU to the MWC/WAC survivors for...? Baseball, I assume?
To add a school from the LA metro market and to get to an even 16 teams.
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I don't know if you are being facetious or what but I'm waiting for the rest of it. What happens to the AE?
It's gonna be a doozy!
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It's gonna be a doozy!
When can I expect the rest of it? :baseldance:
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I don't know if you are being facetious or what but I'm waiting for the rest of it. What happens to the AE?
Not being facetious at all, this is a board tradition going back as long as I've been reading (2003 at least)

Although I do think BU getting a Big East call over the likes of Siena or George Mason is highly unlikely
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Scenario A: Big Ten goes to 16 schools

Syracuse
Rutgers
Penn State
Pitt
Ohio State
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana

Notre Dame
Northwestern
Purdue
Illinois
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
That is actually a nice set up and and somewhat realistic possiblity (although I doubt ND takes the plunge).

As for the rest of your changes ... Cincy in the SEC - are you on 'shrooms?
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When can I expect the rest of it? :baseldance:
Probably tonight.

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That is actually a nice set up and and somewhat realistic possiblity (although I doubt ND takes the plunge).

As for the rest of your changes ... Cincy in the SEC - are you on 'shrooms?
I know......they are an odd duck because of their football program. I don't see any other possibility under my scenarios......they get left out of all major conference expansions. They are somewhat close to Kentucky, and add a major new market so.........
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