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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

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


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

  1. Boston College

    29 vote(s)
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    43 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    27 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    72 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    118 vote(s)
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
  17. Virginia

    38 vote(s)
  18. Virginia Tech

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

    24 vote(s)
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    None of the above. Taking any of these schools is like kissing your sister....

    They're kind of doomed....seems like back channels are working overdrive. Taking a "C" level school will only speed up realignment, IMO.
  2. Osi

    Osi Rookie

    ESPN's Brett McMurphy just tweeted that the ACC has voted to add Louisville.

    Brett McMurphy
    BREAKING: ACC votes to add Louisville sources tell @ESPN. Cards will be 6th team to leave Big East for ACC
  3. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    Why don't the Big East and C-USA just merge already as a feeder for the ACC? I don't think any of the other Big East schools with a pulse need to worry. Once other schools start jumping off the sinking ACC ship they will probably be trying to raid C-USA as well after the Big East disappears.

    The biggest question right now is what will the Pac12 do? There aren't any quality schools left out west and they won't be able to keep up if they stay at 12. They really need to find a way to break the Big 12 to steal Texas, OK, OK St and someone else to force the Big12 and ACC to merge. If the Big12 starts pulling schools from the ACC the Pac12 will be SOL.
  4. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    Let's give the Pac-12 Michigan since they're supposedly the champions of the West.
  5. ulukinatme

    ulukinatme Old Skool

  6. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    You forget that the Pac 12 doesn't 'need' to pick anyone. They are safe on a geographical island. The only reason eastern conferences are scrambling is because they are competing against one another.

    BYU will never be in the Pac, it isn't just Stanford & Cal who are against it. Dealing with years and years of racism from BYU fans & even school representatives has left a very bad taste in their mouth.

    Keep up with what? Where is it said that a conference needs 14 - 16 schools?
  7. jlb1705

    jlb1705 Undefeated in 2015 Staff Member Bookie

    That, and they are on good footing demographically. The population is shifting in their direction. Combined with what you said about their relative isolation, they can afford to wait and see which schools grow into Pac-12 caliber rather for reaching for something that that falls outside of what they consider important.
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Nowhere, you only need 12 for a CCG. However, if the other major conferences are getting more TV money (per team) since they have 16 teams; then to be financially competive the PAC12 may need 16 teams too.
  9. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    I can see that, and maybe I'm just caught up in the [Mark May] because of my eastern roots while living in the PNW. However, I do get the feeling some times out here that if you're not in the conversation, then you're getting left behind somehow.

    Understood, and that's just one of those things that is known but not publicly stated any more out here. It may be that there are so many Mormons in my locale that it's never discussed, but it's definitely silent on the history.
  10. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    More of an interesting tidbit than anything but the population shifts out west are almost completely seeded by California. These days very few people are moving from E to W. It is almost entirely Californians fleeing to surrounding states (and then trying to ruin them as well lol).

    Mormons also tend to have a somewhat ... flexible ... view of their own history.
  11. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    Dan Wolken ‏@DanWolken
    Rutgers gets made fun of, Louisville gets praised in realignment. Records last six years: Rutgers 47-28, Louisville 38-35.
  12. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Cutting the same pie, or a slightly larger pie, 16 ways isn't going to make them more competitive financially.
  13. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

  14. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    The fucking idiots who are making fun of Rutgers and praising Louisville think universities are only there to provide sporting events.

    Yes I'm looking at you, espin....
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Isn't the reason that the B1G is going from 12 teams to 14 teams is that each team's piece of the pie (i.e. annual share of the conference's TV revenue) will be significantly larger?

    Just sayin': If each B1G team gets $35M and each PAC12 team gets $20M annually from TV revenue there is a competitive imbalance on what the school's athletic department can afford to do (unless the difference is made up elsewhere).

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