Now that we have 32 teams in the CBSSports.com College Football Program Draft, somebody has to place them in divisions to give us a real NFL-style feel.
It wasn't an easy task since there were only six West Coast teams selected, so two schools had to make their way out west (sorry Nebraska and Texas Tech).
The South and Midwest were obviously overloaded, so a few schools had to be put in the East (Since Notre Dame is part ACC, they can head east). One other thing I tried to do was keep some of the rivalries intact and place those schools in the same division (Example -- Alabama and Auburn).
Division names are the same in the NFL except Midwest has replaced North. Too many teams in the midwest portion of the United States with the Big 12 and Big Ten being well represented.
Whew! I have a lot more sympathy for the NCAA Tournament selection committee after this exercise.
|AFC East||NFC East|
|South Carolina||Notre Dame|
|Virginia Tech||Penn State|
|AFC South||NFC South|
|AFC Midwest||NFC Midwest|
|Oklahoma State||Michigan State|
|AFC West||NFC West|