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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.

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Which Teams Should the Big Ten Add? (please limit to four selections)

  1. Boston College

    29 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.3%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    23.0%
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
    31.7%
  9. North Carolina

    28 vote(s)
    9.8%
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
    67.9%
  11. Oklahoma

    73 vote(s)
    25.4%
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.2%
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    119 vote(s)
    41.5%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Virginia

    39 vote(s)
    13.6%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    20.2%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    25 vote(s)
    8.7%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
    4.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Delaware Buck

    Delaware Buck Junior

    I don't see UNC leaving. They already run things in the ACC on so many levels. UVA seems like a wildcard. UMD looks to be in if the rumors are true. Rutgers is Meh but I get the cable aspect. Syracuse would deliver NYC and the whole state of NY for cable rev which is greater than NJ+MD. Still like Ga Tech for the marketing opportunity. Lots of B1G alum in that Atlanta area.
     
  2. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Ask the Longhorn Network.
     
  3. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/i...rs-louisville_tv_rating_i.html?mobRedir=false

    Rutgers has also been part of four of the five highest-rated football games in the New York City area on ESPN.

    That list is headed by Rutgers-Louisville in 2006, which drew an 8.1 rating, and includes Rutgers-West Virginia in 2006 (6.04); USC-Ohio State in 2009 (3.74); Rutgers-Cincinnati in 2006 (3.62) and South Florida Rutgers in 2007 (3.35).
     
  4. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    NYC is much more of a college basketball town than college football. Perhaps the way to force the BTN down their throats is to put together the mother of all basketball conferences, which would be the case if MD, UVA and UNC all move to the Big Ten.
     
  5. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    At least if this happens Delaney would get a mulligan on the stupid-ass names of the divisions.
     
  6. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Melvin Gordon has stolen our souls...

    Pretty bad, yup.
     
  7. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    If we go to 16, do we pick up a 4 team Pod System? I hope so:

    Leaders:
    North - Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Illinois
    Central - Penn State, tOSU, Indiana, Purdue

    Legends:
    East - Rutgers, Maryland, UVA, UNC
    West - Neraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota

    Pods would rotate which other pod they play that year (you play the teams in your own pod every year) and have on protected game (i.e. tOSU vs Michigan). On years where your protected game is in the pod your pod is set to play, your 8th conference game would be from a different pod.
     
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Apparently you didn't see what Iowa was doing a couple weeks ago. It looked like something Ricky Stanzi wore to ride the short bus.
     
  9. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Hey man, if you don't love it, leave it. USA, No. 1.
     
  10. If we go to a pod system I doubt there would be any protected rivalry games. That means we'd have to be in the same pod as scUM, and most likely Sparty as well.
     
  11. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    That would be worth the implosion on BWI when they don't get put in with the other ACC schools.
     
  12. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Putting two 'kings' in a one pod (Ohio State & PSU) while having another pod with no kings wouldn't fly.

    Why in the world would I pay attention to what Iowa was doing?!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  13. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Yeah... But a protected crossover game with Maryland would keep them East, in an area that they heavily recruit, and if Maryland can step up, would be a GREAT regional game!
     
  14. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Disagree!!! All Pods seem to be relatively balanced, minus the new entries to the league. Nebraska and Wisconsin (and Iowa at times)... Mich, Mich St, and Northwestern (Illinois at times)... tOSU and Penn State (Purdue at times).

    Odds are, any new members will not immediately get the full revenue split as current members (they would be phased in). Since none of the new entries are CFB powerhouses (ND, Texas, etc), their records would be marginally overinflated by being in a mildly "weaker" pod and would help to energize their fanbases about the B1G because they would appear to be more competitive (compared to Rutgers/UVA/Maryland playing PSU, tOSU, Mich, Mich St, Nebraska and Wisconsin year 1... Add in Norhwestern and they could easily be 0-7).
     
  15. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

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