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College Football Program Draft: NFL-style division placement

By J. Darin Darst | CBSSports.com Staff Writer

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 EastNFC East
Clemson Florida State
Louisville Miami (Fla.)
South Carolina Notre Dame
Virginia Tech Penn State
AFC SouthNFC South
Alabama Florida
Auburn Georgia
Baylor LSU
Texas A&M Tennessee
AFC MidwestNFC Midwest
Missouri Ohio State
Oklahoma Michigan
Oklahoma State Michigan State
Texas Wisconsin
AFC WestNFC West
Arizona State Nebraska
Oregon Texas Tech
Stanford UCLA
Washington USC
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