What do you think the NCAA Football conferences will look like when the earthquake is over? Are mine good?

BQ: When DO you think everything (all conferences) will end their expanding?

BQ2: Do you think the WAC will recover like their commish claims they will?

My guess (at this point everyone's prediction is a guess at the most)...

* means added team

** means changed division

ACC ATLANTIC

Clemson Tigers

Boston College Golden Eagles

Florida St. Seminoles

Wake Forest Demon Decons

North Carolina St. Wolfpack

Maryland Terripins

*Army Black Knights (standings and cheduling only - funding still independent)

*Marshall Thundering Herd

ACC COASTAL

Virginia Tech. Hokies

Miami Hurricanes

North Carolina Tar Heels

Duke Blue Devils

Virginia Cavaliers

*Navy Midshipmen (standings and cheduling only - funding still independent)

*Bowling Green Falcons

*West Virginia Mountaineers

BIG 12 NORTH

Disbanded

BIG 12 SOUTH

Disbanded

BIG EAST

Cincinnati Bear Cats

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Connecticut Huskies

South Florida Bulls

Louisville Cardinals

Syracuse Orange

*East Carolina Pirates

*Kansas St. Wildcats

*Kent St. Golden Flashes

SUPER 16 EAST (formerly Big 10)

Michigan Wolverines

Michigan St. Spartans

Ohio St. Buckeyes

Penn St. Nittany Lions

Purdue Boilermakers

Indiana Hooisers

*Pittsburgh Panthers

*Notre Dame Fighting Irish

SUPER 16 WEST

Northwestern Wildcats

Illinois Fighting Illini

Wisconsin Badgers

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Iowa Hawkeyes

*Nebraska Corn Huskers

*Missouri Tigers

*Kansas Jayhawks

CUSA EAST

UCF Knights

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

UAB Blazers

Memphis Tigers

**Tulane Green Wave

**Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

CUSA WEST

Houston Cougars

Southern Methodist Mustangs

UTEP Miners

Rice Owls

*New Mexico St. Aggies

*Baylor Bears

I-A INDEPENDENTS

Disbanded standings - funding still independent with the exception of Notre Dame

MAC EAST

Ohio Bobcats

Temple Owls

Buffalo Zips

Akron Zips

Miami Redhawks

**Toledo Rockets

MAC WEST

Central Michigan Chippiwas

Northern Illinois Huskies

Western Michigan Broncos

Ball St. Cardinals

Eastern Michigan Eagles

*Iowa St. Cyclones

MWC NORTH

Wyoming Cowboys

Colorado St. Rams

BYU Cougars

*Boise St. Broncos

*Utah St.

*Idaho Vandals

*Hawaii Warriors

MWC SOUTH

UNLV Rebels

New Mexico Lobos

SDSU Aztecs

TCU Horned Frogs

Air Force Falcons

*Nevada

*Fresno St. Bulldogs

PAC 16 (formerly PAC 10) EAST

Arizona Wildcats

Arizona St. Sun Devils

*Texas Longhorns

*Texas Tech. Red Raiders

*Colorado Buffs

*Oklahoma Sooners

*Oklahoma St. Cowboys

*Utah Utes

PAC 16 WEST

Washington Huskies

Washington St. Cougars

Oregon St. Beavers

Oregon Ducks

California Golden Bears

Stanford Cardinals

UCLA Bruins

USC Trojans

SEC EAST

Florida Gators

Georgia Bulldogs

Tennessee Volunteers

Kentucky Wildcats

South Carolina Gamecocks

Vanderbilt Commodores

*Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders

*Georgia Tech. Yellow Jackets

SEC WEST

Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU Tigers

Ole Miss Rebels

Arkansas Razor Backs

Auburn Tigers

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

*Troy Trojans

*Texas A&M Aggies

SUN BELT

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

Florida Atlantic Owls

Louisiana Layfayette Ragin' Cajuns (<<<EPIC name)

Arkansas St. Red Wolves

FIU Golden Panthers

North Texas Mean Green

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

*Louisiana Tech. Bulldogs

*San Jose St. Spartans (the way teams are set, there has to be one odd geography team... Currently it's Louisiana Tech. being in the WAC)

WAC

Disbanded

Watcha think and whats yours? (Don't forget the BQ's!)

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    SEC WEST:

    Auburn

    Alabama

    Arkansas

    LSU

    Ole Miss

    Mississippi State

    *Texas A&M

    SEC EAST:

    Florida

    Georgia

    Tennessee

    Vanderbilt

    Kentucky

    South Carolina

    *Clemson

    PAC-16 WEST:

    USC

    UCLA

    Stanford

    California

    Oregon

    Oregon State

    Washington

    Washington State

    PAC-16 EAST:

    Arizona

    Arizona State

    *Texas

    *Oklahoma

    *Oklahoma State

    *Texas Tech

    *Fresno State

    BIG 16 WEST:

    *Nebraska

    *Missouri

    Minnesota

    Iowa

    Northwestern

    *Notre Dame (They'll cave in and join when this earthquake happens.)

    Illinois

    Purdue

    BIG 16 EAST:

    Ohio State

    Michigan

    Michigan State

    Penn State

    Wisconsin

    Indiana

    *Rutgers

    *Pittsburgh

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A quick glance shows your Super 16 East to be too powerful compared to the Super 16 West. Very off balance. Interesting ideas you have, though. Looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

    The Big Ten name will stay. Taking the teams from your list, I would split the Big Ten thusly:

    BigTen North

    Michigan Wolverines

    Michigan St. Spartans

    Penn St. Nittany Lions

    Purdue Boilermakers

    Indiana Hooisers

    *Pittsburgh Panthers

    *Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    *Missouri Tigers

    Big Ten South

    Ohio St. Buckeyes

    Northwestern Wildcats

    Illinois Fighting Illini

    Wisconsin Badgers

    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Iowa Hawkeyes

    *Nebraska Corn Huskers

    *Kansas Jayhawks

    Unfortunately I don't know a good way of splitting the conference and keeping Michigan and OSU together.

  • 1 decade ago

    All this is driven by money and leverage. The Big 10 believes their network has passed the infancy stage and they are ready to take it to the next level. They believe the success of their network gives them leverage over other conferences and to maintain this leverage they have to broaden their viewership. Right now the big 10 and its network owns the rights to all big 10 games and receives revenue from ABC, ESPN, etc... when they sell them the game. Their goal is to expand east and add the New York market. This involves Syracuse, Rutgers, Pitt and Notre Dame, ND would not join the big 10 until the other 3 big east teams join and Miami joins the SEC. After that the ACC will rape the Big East of WV, Cincinnati and Louisville. The Big East will restructure itself but will no longer be a power conference. The Big 10 added Nebraska because of its rich tradition in football and its still prominent nationwide fan base. They told Mizzo they are not interested in inviting them and it sounds like they feel the same way about Kansas. Besides, they will have the 16 teams they want already. The Big 10 believes that in adding these teams their viewership will include the midwest, Ohio valley and the northeast. This area contains over 40% of the nations population. The Big 10 network will turn into a mega sports channel, they will no longer sell the rights to their biggest games. Major sponsors will be paying them when they broadcast their high profile games. The revenue from football alone will put the schools in this conference at a decided advantage over any other program in the country.

    This is what is driving the Pac 10 to be so proactive. The SEC and ACC are monitoring every move carefully and plotting their next move. In the end there will be 4 super conferences with 16 teams each. Some people believe these conferences will have to divisions with division winners squaring off in a conference championship game. After that the 4 conference champs will meet in a 4 team playoff to decide the national championship. This is what Notre Dame fears and will be the driving force for the Big 10 to get them to join their conference.

    If the 5 teams from the Big 12 south announce they are moving next Tuesday this will start the domino's in motion. After that its up to the Big 10 to get their Big East teams before the ACC or SEC tries to grab them. All the talk right now is about the 5 teams in the Big 12 but for the most part they probably know what they are going to do. The real action is going on in the Big East, Syracuse, Rutgers, Pitt, WV and who knows who else is probably talking to the Big 10, ACC & SEC right now trying to figure out what will work out best for them. Then there's Notre Dame, they are sitting there chewing their nails hoping nothing else changes.

  • They look good man, I do honestly think that Texas will move to the Pac-10. I also agree with Oklahoma moving there, I don't see the Sooners going to the SEC, it just isn't right for them to stray away from the Longhorns.

    BQ: By this time next week

    BQ2: I don't think so. The Big 12 wasn't very strong originally, and neither was the WAC. If the Big 12 goes, so is the WAC.

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  • 1 decade ago

    THe Wac will not disband just cuz ONE team left them, Boise st. did nothing in basketball

    I also think the big 12 is too big to not stay alive. it cant afford to disband so here is how i see the new Big 12 (if it can convince its remaining teams that its still a basketball Power and be able to make these decent football additions)

    North:

    Cincinatti

    Kansas

    Kansas St.

    Missouri

    Iowa St.

    Memphis

    South:

    TCU

    Baylor

    Arkansas (in exchange for a&M cuz i dont think the sec will expand past 12

    UTEP

    Houston

    and this last spot is crazy, its either UAB, or LSU!!! and LSU leaving the sec is as crazy as texas leavin the big 12.

    also, Notre dame is not joining any conference.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like it more then anything else I've read but I disagree with Troy and Middle Tenn St. in the SEC. I also agree with the Louisiana Rajun' Cajuns being an epic name. I think that Kansas St. in the Big East makes sense even with the geography difference.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I like your WAC disbanded... but i think there's zero chance of Notre Dame joining a conference. And Ohio State will stay in the Big 10 forever.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like it more then anything else I've read but I disagree with Troy and Middle Tenn St. in the SEC. I also agree with the Louisiana Rajun' Cajuns being an epic name. I think that Kansas St. in the Big East makes sense even with the geography difference.

  • 1 decade ago

    wow, very impressive.

    BQ1:Never

    BQ2: its already a really weak conference so i could see it disbanded

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    GOod Guess. A&M

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