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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)
    17.5%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    23.1%
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
    31.8%
  9. North Carolina

    28 vote(s)
    9.8%
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
    68.2%
  11. Oklahoma

    73 vote(s)
    25.5%
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.3%
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    119 vote(s)
    41.6%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Virginia

    39 vote(s)
    13.6%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    20.3%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    24 vote(s)
    8.4%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

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

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    If it were UVA and UNC, imagine for a moment the severity of the pounding PSU and Rutgers are looking at in hoops every winter. Like it wasn't bad enough already.

    :lol:
     
  2. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    18? 8 division games, 1 B1G cross-dvisional and 3 non-conference?
     
  3. ohiomarc

    ohiomarc Newbie

    That's my thought too. And I'm not sure it's even necessary to go to 20. He just added two quality academic schools and Ga Tech would be an academic home run, so maybe the PTB would be willing to bend a little for FSU. No they're not AAU yet, but it's not like they're Louisville. IIRC, they rank in the same neighborhood with Nebraska, Illinois and Maryland on most academic metrics and with Indiana and Nebraska in research.
     
  4. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior


    Why not 40?
     
  5. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    I think it has to be 20 if you go past 16. In the alignment you have, we might as well be in the Big 10 East and never play the teams in the west. At least in the pods of 5 you could play a different pod each year, still get a permanent opponent, and get 3 non-conference.
     
  6. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Don't be silly.
     
  8. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior


    More teams..more TV dollars!! That is what matters here after all
     
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  9. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    We're sticking at 24, there aren't 16 more markets to grab.
     
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I think GT is on board. There's nowhere else for them to go and they've always been similar to B1G schools in terms of academics and institutional culture. It's essentially Purdue in Atlanta. They're not going back to the SEC and probably wouldn't want to stay in a watered down ACC.
     
  11. WolverineMike

    WolverineMike Senior

    I just didn't know if there was any other reasons other than money.
     
  12. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Xbrax1: Human Highlight Reel

    I just think there's a push to phase out some of the more irrelevant conferences, Big East being the first victim. I think the Big East will stay around for teams like Louisville, Connecticut, Syracuse, and UC (basketball first schools). The ACC isn't far behind, and if the Big XII doesn't do something soon, they may be the next. Granted, I think the Big XII will sense the urgency and start making moves. Either way, the bigger conferences make for more interesting football, and I like the sound of that, especially with the new sheriff in town.
     
  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    In Commisar Delaney's words...

     
  14. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I don't think the XII is in any danger now. It was always a question of who would be odd man out between the ACC and the XII were there be the move to 4 superconferences. Delaney just answered that question for everyone.....though Texas fan will never in a million years give credit where credit is due.

    My guess is that is eventually where the domers end up. They're just too much of a cancer for us to deal with. Regardless of any legal status as a purely equal member of a conference, you just fucking know that they will start stirring up [Mark May] and causing trouble from day fucking one.

    Take the domers, FSU, Clemson and Miami. Now the XII is up to 14. Throw in Magic Underwear Aggy along with Slot Machine Aggy (bottom feeder but decent basketball, decent television market and good road trip for fans) or Colorado State to give them a rival, and they're at 16.
     
  15. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Xbrax1: Human Highlight Reel

    Good points. Where does that leave teams like Miami, BC, UNC, Duke? To the Big East to re-vamp their already stellar basketball conference?
     

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