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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
(02-02-2018 02:25 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:57 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:42 AM)ken d Wrote:  Wouldn't it be simpler for the AAC to just add Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor and one other school and remain the strongest G5 conference? Or, the ACC could stay at 14, leaving Cincy as the AAC's 16th team and ND as an Independent.

The premise of the thread is that the P5 conferences go to 16. Also, unless the Big 12 completely dissolves, the movement of schools will be from G5 to Big 12 and not the other way around.

Except that in your example you count a 3 team Big 12, supplemented by G5 adds, as a 16 team P5. I don't see it that way.

That's the most realistic way I could see the existing P5 conferences reaching 16 teams. And I wouldn't consider the Big 12/16 a power conference at that point either, just a tweener/tag-along conference the P4 can beat up on.
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
Nothing against Cinci, but they will not get the 16th slot. Odds are ND will want to bring Navy if it is a G5 team. Otherwise, I could see Baylor or TCU fitting into the ACC football culture from the BIG 12. I doubt this will ever happen, but Swofford will try his utmost to bring in Texas with ND since that is his Holy Grail.
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
(02-02-2018 06:29 PM)msm96wolf Wrote:  Nothing against Cinci, but they will not get the 16th slot. Odds are ND will want to bring Navy if it is a G5 team. Otherwise, I could see Baylor or TCU fitting into the ACC football culture from the BIG 12. I doubt this will ever happen, but Swofford will try his utmost to bring in Texas with ND since that is his Holy Grail.

I agree. And, I seriously doubt the ACC is going to land big fish ND and Texas, either. I could see adding the Florida twins before any of the other AAC teams. There's something to be said for having 5 of the 7 top teams in the talent rich states of Florida and Georgia.
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
I know that this is an "if" thread so it is nonsensical to post with "P5 will never all go to 16 teams", so my apologies to the OP, but ...

That's how I feel: If all the Power conferences ever have 16 schools, it will be because they consolidated to a P4.

That's because if the P5 did it, the current schools would, in effect, be cutting their own pay by 20%, because they would have expanded the number of power teams by roughly 25%.

And that ain't happening. 07-coffee3
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
(02-02-2018 10:39 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  I know that this is an "if" thread so it is nonsensical to post with "P5 will never all go to 16 teams", so my apologies to the OP, but ...

That's how I feel: If all the Power conferences ever have 16 schools, it will be because they consolidated to a P4.

That's because if the P5 did it, the current schools would, in effect, be cutting their own pay by 20%, because they would have expanded the number of power teams by roughly 25%.

And that ain't happening. 07-coffee3
I agree. But just for fun:

PAC 12 adds UNLV, Colorado State, New Mexico, Boise State
B1G adds Virginia, North Carolina
SEC adds NC State, Virginia Tech
ACC adds Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Houston, UConn, Notre Dame as a full member
Big 12 adds Tulsa, SMU, Memphis, USF, UCF, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Tulane

Wichita State joins the Atlantic 10 and Navy reverts to Independence.

MWC adds Idaho and New Mexico State.
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If the proposal is for each P5 conference to add ONLY G5 schools (not Notre Dame), then for the Big Ten I'd add either UCF and USF or Colorado State and one of UConn, Cincinnati, or Buffalo.

UCF and USF give the conference arguably the best pair of G5 schools. Everyone recruits Florida but having these two opens it up further for the conference. They have a huge collection of alumni which pay off more in the future as they donate more and more money back to the school. The Big Ten has a lot of retirees down in Florida to help enhance the attendance of UCF and USF. Lastly, the ACC and SEC would likely pass on these two so the conference would only have to fight off the Big 12 for them. The only problem is their distance from the conference but they make a great travel pair so that helps alleviate it.

My philosophy for Big Ten expansion is that they have to help out Nebraska to make them feel more like a Big Ten school. Grabbing Colorado State gets them games back in the state of Colorado that they miss from their old rival Colorado. I think it would be too far a stretch to add Houston and SMU so that's why I went with CSU. As for their partner, it is hard for me to narrow it down. UConn has the basketball pedigree and a strong fan following but doesn't provide anything in football or in a recruiting territory. Cincinnati would be a defensive move to keep other conferences from grabbing arguably the top all-around G5 school out there but they really don't add much as they have the misfortune of sharing a state with Ohio State. Buffalo would be a long-term play that would hopefully pull in the whole state of New York and is AAU.
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(02-03-2018 10:13 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  If the proposal is for each P5 conference to add ONLY G5 schools (not Notre Dame), then for the Big Ten I'd add either UCF and USF or Colorado State and one of UConn, Cincinnati, or Buffalo.

UCF and USF give the conference arguably the best pair of G5 schools. Everyone recruits Florida but having these two opens it up further for the conference. They have a huge collection of alumni which pay off more in the future as they donate more and more money back to the school. The Big Ten has a lot of retirees down in Florida to help enhance the attendance of UCF and USF. Lastly, the ACC and SEC would likely pass on these two so the conference would only have to fight off the Big 12 for them. The only problem is their distance from the conference but they make a great travel pair so that helps alleviate it.

My philosophy for Big Ten expansion is that they have to help out Nebraska to make them feel more like a Big Ten school. Grabbing Colorado State gets them games back in the state of Colorado that they miss from their old rival Colorado. I think it would be too far a stretch to add Houston and SMU so that's why I went with CSU. As for their partner, it is hard for me to narrow it down. UConn has the basketball pedigree and a strong fan following but doesn't provide anything in football or in a recruiting territory. Cincinnati would be a defensive move to keep other conferences from grabbing arguably the top all-around G5 school out there but they really don't add much as they have the misfortune of sharing a state with Ohio State. Buffalo would be a long-term play that would hopefully pull in the whole state of New York and is AAU.
If the B1G were taking G5 schools in Texas, I’d think they would be more inclined to take Rice and SMU to appease the academic interests in the conference. It still gets them in DFW and Houston, and makes BTN easier to implement with cable operators in the state. This not only helps Nebraska but the entire conference. Northwestern gets another private school, everyone gets Texas recruiting, and Big Ten baseball teams can play conference games at Rice and SMU early in the season.

If the B1G went to pods with those schools:

West - SMU, Rice, Nebraska, Iowa
Central - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern
North - Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan
East - Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland

Protected football crossovers: Iowa-Minnesota, Michigan-Michigan State, Ohio State-Penn State
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(02-03-2018 11:21 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(02-03-2018 10:13 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  If the proposal is for each P5 conference to add ONLY G5 schools (not Notre Dame), then for the Big Ten I'd add either UCF and USF or Colorado State and one of UConn, Cincinnati, or Buffalo.

UCF and USF give the conference arguably the best pair of G5 schools. Everyone recruits Florida but having these two opens it up further for the conference. They have a huge collection of alumni which pay off more in the future as they donate more and more money back to the school. The Big Ten has a lot of retirees down in Florida to help enhance the attendance of UCF and USF. Lastly, the ACC and SEC would likely pass on these two so the conference would only have to fight off the Big 12 for them. The only problem is their distance from the conference but they make a great travel pair so that helps alleviate it.

My philosophy for Big Ten expansion is that they have to help out Nebraska to make them feel more like a Big Ten school. Grabbing Colorado State gets them games back in the state of Colorado that they miss from their old rival Colorado. I think it would be too far a stretch to add Houston and SMU so that's why I went with CSU. As for their partner, it is hard for me to narrow it down. UConn has the basketball pedigree and a strong fan following but doesn't provide anything in football or in a recruiting territory. Cincinnati would be a defensive move to keep other conferences from grabbing arguably the top all-around G5 school out there but they really don't add much as they have the misfortune of sharing a state with Ohio State. Buffalo would be a long-term play that would hopefully pull in the whole state of New York and is AAU.
If the B1G were taking G5 schools in Texas, I’d think they would be more inclined to take Rice and SMU to appease the academic interests in the conference. It still gets them in DFW and Houston, and makes BTN easier to implement with cable operators in the state. This not only helps Nebraska but the entire conference. Northwestern gets another private school, everyone gets Texas recruiting, and Big Ten baseball teams can play conference games at Rice and SMU early in the season.

If the B1G went to pods with those schools:

West - SMU, Rice, Nebraska, Iowa
Central - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern
North - Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan
East - Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland

Protected football crossovers: Iowa-Minnesota, Michigan-Michigan State, Ohio State-Penn State

Under the circumstances, I'd be okay with that. Rice just doesn't care about athletics and has such a small alumni base though. I'd be okay if they were the fourth school in a Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas addition but would they really make a dent in the state of Texas if they joined any conference without a Texas presence?
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
I could envision a real possibility of two conferences moving to 16, but not all, and not the ones most people would think. I could see the SEC and B1G standing pat. They clearly don't need to do anything - they are in the catbird seat already.

I could see the following happening as the PAC and B12 GoRs are near their end:

I believe the B12 would cede West Virginia in a heartbeat, and without penalty, to the ACC if they would take them. The ACC could then shoot for Navy as a football only add, bringing them to 16 for all sports. They largely divide into Old Big East and Old ACC divisions.

Left with 9 members, the B12 is then free to add the 4 Cali schools, the 2 Arizona schools and Colorado, bringing them to 16. Texas Tech joins the new adds in a western division.

The badly depleted PAC then adds Boise State, BYU, Nevada and San Diego State to get back to 9 for football, and then adds Gonzaga for all other sports. That gives them a geographically logical conference, with P5 strength in football and excellent basketball. They would have a balanced 4/4 football schedule and an 18 game double round robin in hoops.

The new PAC is strong enough to continue to warrant a guaranteed berth in the NY6, and with the best western schools now out of the G5 picture, the AAC is almost assured of the guaranteed G5 slot in the NY6 in most years.
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RE: If the P5 Conferences all go to 16 teams
(02-03-2018 01:45 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:39 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  I know that this is an "if" thread so it is nonsensical to post with "P5 will never all go to 16 teams", so my apologies to the OP, but ...

That's how I feel: If all the Power conferences ever have 16 schools, it will be because they consolidated to a P4.

That's because if the P5 did it, the current schools would, in effect, be cutting their own pay by 20%, because they would have expanded the number of power teams by roughly 25%.

And that ain't happening. 07-coffee3
I agree. But just for fun:

PAC 12 adds UNLV, Colorado State, New Mexico, Boise State
B1G adds Virginia, North Carolina
SEC adds NC State, Virginia Tech
ACC adds Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Houston, UConn, Notre Dame as a full member
Big 12 adds Tulsa, SMU, Memphis, USF, UCF, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Tulane

Wichita State joins the Atlantic 10 and Navy reverts to Independence.

MWC adds Idaho and New Mexico State.

If the Big 12 loses three to fall to seven, adding eight only gets them to 15, so you'd need another school. Air Force football would be the most obvious choice, though maybe they add a fourth southeast school to form a pod with USF/UCF/ECU, unless you count Cincinnati or West Virginia with those schools.

Wait! BYU! They'd almost certainly get the first call in this scenario. I'd bump Tulsa, SMU or Tulane to include them and Air Force.

Southwest: Texas Tech/Baylor/Kansas/Oklahoma State
Northwest: BYU/Air Force/Kansas State/Iowa State
East Coast: West Virginia/USF/UCF/ECU
Mid-South: Cincinnati/Memphis/Tulane/SMU

Obviously Kansas-KState is a protected rivalry. I'd think Tulsa is the odd AAC program out because of size, relative lack of athletic success and that Okie State would do what it could to keep them out. Air Force is probably the only MWC school they'd consider (maaaaaybe Wyoming or Nevada but both have issues). I'm sure the CUSA/MAC/Sun Belt schools would be dry-cleaning their go-to-church clothes but none of them are obvious adds at this point.

Navy would also be an obvious add but who do you bump for them? They like playing Tulane/SMU/Tulsa, which is why they're in the AAC's western division. Maybe ECU?

Or you could get really wacky and give Navy, AF and Army their own pod. Not sure how a three-team pod works in a 16-team conference, but if they think it's worth it, then they'll find a way.
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