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NCAA Football Super Conferences

Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Let me start this by saying I HATE all these schools changing conferences like they're changing their underwear or something.  Missouri is the latest school that is looking to jump conferences.  Having said that, I propose the NCAA, once and for all, just make 6 "super conferences" and leave it at that. Actually, it's more like 4 super conferences, plus 2.  This would only work for football, as there are many more "mid major" conferences in basketball. Many of these basketball schools, play D-1AA or D-2 football.  So, combining the D-1A conferences into 6 super conferences would, hopefully, change all this conference jumping.  Then again, maybe it wouldn't, but it's interesting to think about and something to discuss.  Here's my proposal for the Super Conferences.

BIG 20 (BIG 10 X 2)

North Division

Michigan State
Michigan
Minnesota
Northwestern
Penn State
Wisconsin
Ohio State
Illinois
Purdue
Indiana

South Division

Nebraska
Iowa
Iowa State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Kansas
Kansas State
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech


ACC

North Division

Boston College
Syracuse
Pittsburgh
Rutgers
West Virginia
Maryland
Clemson
Wake Forest
Connecticut

South Division

Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
Virginia
Florida State
Duke
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Miami
South Florida


SEC

East Division

South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Vanderbilt
Tennessee
Kentucky
Louisville
Central Florida
Cincinnati
East Carolina

West Division

Alabama
LSU
Auburn
Arkansas
Missouri
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Baylor
Houston
SMU


PAC 20

North Division

Stanford
Oregon
Oregon State
Washington
Washington State
California
Boise State
Wyoming
UNLV
Utah

South Division

Arizona
Arizona State
USC
UCLA
Colorado
TCU
Fresno State
SDSU
Colorado State
BYU


MAC

East Division

Temple
Miami (Oh)
Ohio
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Akron
Kent State
Marshall
Toledo
Memphis

West Division

Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Central Michigan
Ball State
Northern Illinois
Arkansas State
Tulsa
Troy
UAB
Western Kentucky


USA Conference

East Division

UL-Lafayette
UL-Monroe
Tulane
Florida International
Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
North Texas
Navy
Army

West Division

Air Force
Hawaii
Nevada
New Mexico
New Mexico State
San Jose State
Utah State
Idaho
Rice
UTEP


And, of course, Notre Dame would remain Independent.

You could still have all the bowl games or even have a playoff/tournament amongst the conference champions.

I know these super conferences will never come about, but it passes the time to think about it.  Laughing 

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