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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
There is no plausible scenario. Conferences aren't going to take teams just to go to 16.

If they are really going to work together, the SEC would be the conference split up-to provide some balance.
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
(06-14-2017 12:16 PM)otown Wrote:  SEC is not gonna take OkSU and WVU.

Nope. ECU and Virginia Tech to the SEC East. (Mizzou moves to the SEC West) Beast of a division.
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
Thanks for all the responses! Some very valid points have been raised.

One other reason why the ACC might opt for UConn over Cincinnati is $$$. In terms of athletic revenue for 2015-16, UConn raked in far more than Cincy (79M vs. 43M).

Suppose we take the original scenario and swap Oklahoma and Missouri? Along with its three little buddies, Texas still goes to the Pac, which will be friendlier toward some variation of the Longhorn Network than either the Big Ten or SEC. Missouri sticks with the SEC, while the Big Ten scores by adding the Sooners. Oklahoma State is far from a terrible consolation prize and gets the SEC into OK. Is all this any more plausible?
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
IF the conferences keep expanding I think it would be a 4x18

ACC North
Boston College
Syracuse
Pitt
Navy*
West Virginia
Cincinnati
Louisville
Notre Dame
Miami

ACC South
Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Florida State

BIG TEN EAST
UConn
Rutgers
Penn State
Maryland
Ohio State
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana
Purdue

BIG TEN WEST
Illinois
Northwestern
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Iowa
Iowa State
Missouri
Nebraska
Kansas

SEC EAST
Kentucky
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
East Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
UCF
Auburn

SEC WEST
Alabama
Ole Miss
Mississippi State
LSU
Arkansas
Texas A&M
TCU
Oklahoma
Kanas State

PAC-18 WEST
Oregon
Oregon State
Washington
Washington State
Cal
Stanford
UCLA
USC
UNLV

PAC-18 EAST
Arizona
Arizona State
Utah
Colorado
Oklahoma State
Texas Tech
Texas
Houston
Rice

Schools Left Out:
South Florida (This could be UCF as well, I think the SEC takes one more Florida school, ACC could as well)
Tulane
Tulsa
Baylor
BYU
Boise State
Memphis
SMU
Temple

I could see these teams joining a new Big 12 and still be part of the rest of the conferences with Army and Air Force included as well.
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
What if the 4 conferences of 16 looked similar to the NFL for football but retain regionalism for everything else? Presume the current power schools (65 - Baylor) are kept. It could be interesting!

American
Pacific: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA
Southeastern: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas St
Atlantic: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College
Northern: Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin

National
Pacific: Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, Colorado
Southeastern: Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Atlantic: North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest
Northern: Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa St, Kansas

United
Pacific: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, TCU
Southeastern: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville
Northern: Indiana, Penn St, Maryland, Rutgers

Federal
Pacific: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St
Southeastern: Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St
Atlantic: Miami, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson
Northern: Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Illinois

For basketball, the Pacific pod schools would play under the PAC, the Southeastern pod schools would play under the SEC, the Atlantic pod schools would play under the ACC, and the Northern pod schools would play under the B1G.

Obviously just a rough draft. With a 3-2-2-2 conference schedule, you would play everyone every 4 years. Then rotate pods every 4 years. Use non-conference games to play rivals like Illinois-Northwestern or Virginia-North Carolina.
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
(06-23-2017 10:05 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  What if the 4 conferences of 16 looked similar to the NFL for football but retain regionalism for everything else? Presume the current power schools (65 - Baylor) are kept. It could be interesting!

American
Pacific: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA
Southeastern: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas St
Atlantic: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College
Northern: Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin

National
Pacific: Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, Colorado
Southeastern: Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Atlantic: North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest
Northern: Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa St, Kansas

United
Pacific: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, TCU
Southeastern: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville
Northern: Indiana, Penn St, Maryland, Rutgers

Federal
Pacific: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St
Southeastern: Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St
Atlantic: Miami, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson
Northern: Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Illinois

For basketball, the Pacific pod schools would play under the PAC, the Southeastern pod schools would play under the SEC, the Atlantic pod schools would play under the ACC, and the Northern pod schools would play under the B1G.

Obviously just a rough draft. With a 3-2-2-2 conference schedule, you would play everyone every 4 years. Then rotate pods every 4 years. Use non-conference games to play rivals like Illinois-Northwestern or Virginia-North Carolina.

Umm. The American Athletic Conference might have something to say about the names
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
(06-23-2017 10:25 AM)Carolina_Low_Country Wrote:  
(06-23-2017 10:05 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  What if the 4 conferences of 16 looked similar to the NFL for football but retain regionalism for everything else? Presume the current power schools (65 - Baylor) are kept. It could be interesting!

American
Pacific: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA
Southeastern: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas St
Atlantic: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College
Northern: Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin

National
Pacific: Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, Colorado
Southeastern: Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Atlantic: North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest
Northern: Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa St, Kansas

United
Pacific: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, TCU
Southeastern: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville
Northern: Indiana, Penn St, Maryland, Rutgers

Federal
Pacific: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St
Southeastern: Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St
Atlantic: Miami, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson
Northern: Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Illinois

For basketball, the Pacific pod schools would play under the PAC, the Southeastern pod schools would play under the SEC, the Atlantic pod schools would play under the ACC, and the Northern pod schools would play under the B1G.

Obviously just a rough draft. With a 3-2-2-2 conference schedule, you would play everyone every 4 years. Then rotate pods every 4 years. Use non-conference games to play rivals like Illinois-Northwestern or Virginia-North Carolina.

Umm. The American Athletic Conference might have something to say about the names

Lol just a mock-up...
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
(06-23-2017 10:25 AM)Carolina_Low_Country Wrote:  
(06-23-2017 10:05 AM)BePcr07 Wrote:  What if the 4 conferences of 16 looked similar to the NFL for football but retain regionalism for everything else? Presume the current power schools (65 - Baylor) are kept. It could be interesting!

American
Pacific: California, Stanford, USC, UCLA
Southeastern: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas St
Atlantic: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College
Northern: Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin

National
Pacific: Arizona, Arizona St, Utah, Colorado
Southeastern: Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Atlantic: North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest
Northern: Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa St, Kansas

United
Pacific: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, TCU
Southeastern: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville
Northern: Indiana, Penn St, Maryland, Rutgers

Federal
Pacific: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St
Southeastern: Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi St
Atlantic: Miami, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson
Northern: Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St, Illinois

For basketball, the Pacific pod schools would play under the PAC, the Southeastern pod schools would play under the SEC, the Atlantic pod schools would play under the ACC, and the Northern pod schools would play under the B1G.

Obviously just a rough draft. With a 3-2-2-2 conference schedule, you would play everyone every 4 years. Then rotate pods every 4 years. Use non-conference games to play rivals like Illinois-Northwestern or Virginia-North Carolina.

Umm. The American Athletic Conference might have something to say about the names

Are you kidding me - The American would finally be a Power Conference!
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
Another scenario to get to 4 power conferences

The PAC, Big12, ACC look at the tv dollars and realize they are falling behind the SEC and BigTen. members of PAC, Big12, ACC and ND meet secretly and decide to cut the fat and form 2 new power conferences.

West Super Conference -14 teams

USC, UCLA, Cal, Stan, Ore, Wash, Ariz, Ariz St
Tex, Ok, Col, Utah, Kan, Iowa St

East Super conference -14 teams

Flor St, Clem, UNC, NCSU, Duke, Va, VT
ND, Lou, Pitt, Cuse, WV, GT, TCU
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RE: Plausible Routes to a 4x16 Power Conference Alignment?
Plausible 4x16:

There isn't one.
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