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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. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

  2. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    both. when you DON'T play all the best teams in the league, it allows the other teams to pad their records against more cupcakes, which makes your matchups look much more attractive when you actually play a team in conference that has a pulse.

    which would be a more intriguing matchup nationally: Ohio State vs Wisconsin in December in the B1G championship game when both teams are undefeated or have one loss, or Ohio State vs Wisconsin in a rematch when one or both teams have multiple losses (including one to the other) since they play everyone else who's any good in the league?

    the fact that 'Bama missed on USCeast, Florida and UGA in the conference slate helped them.
    the fact that UGA missed 'Bama, LSU and Miss St (even though they were a fraud) helped them.

    if either of those teams played the good teams from the other side of the league, neither one of them would have had a shot at the MNC, since they both most likely would have been looking at multiple losses.

    which is why Ohio State and Michigan need to be in the same division. same with Wisky and Nebraska.
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    True. What confers conference stability is the transfer of [Mark May]piles of money from the conference to its member schools. Which is why the B1G is the national champion of conference stability.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Boise State will remain a member of the Mountain West Conference and will not join the Big East in 2013.

    Although Boise State never spent a day in the Big East, the Broncos still must pay a $5 million exit fee to the Big East; Boise State officials said there are contract provisions that could lower that amount. The Mountain West is expected to help pay that fee, sources said.

    The Big East also could lose another member, as San Diego State may return to the Mountain West.

    With Boise State remaining in the Mountain West, the Aztecs' Big East contract allows them to withdraw from the Big East without paying an exit fee if there is no other Big East member located west of the Rocky Mountains.

    A Mountain West conference source with knowledge of the situation said San Diego State wants back in the Mountain West, but the league is holding up the process as it decides whether there is a better fit than the Aztecs and if there is a school that can deliver more value.
    The source said if SDSU returns to the Mountain West, the Aztecs would have to come back on the conference's terms.

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
    LitlBuck likes this.
  6. Diego-Bucks

    Diego-Bucks Lost in Canada

    Yes, MWC, there are potential-members out there more valuable than SDSU. :roll1: Seeing as the Aztecs are about the 2nd most valuable MWC brand, with the largest media market in the conference I'm sure you'll find someone "better". Just a Craig Thompson power play.

    That being said, I'm very glad that the MWC is likely to hold together. I like it how it is and I'd much rather have SDSU play Fresno State, Colorado State, et al. than USF and UConn.
  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member


    Ain't gonna happen but that's the answer.
  8. Diego-Bucks

    Diego-Bucks Lost in Canada

    Certainly they are the most attractive brand. Though I would argue that the San Diego market is still the top market for the MWC (not that SDSU delivers that market with regularity).
  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    San Diego State should say "OK, you can make us wait to get back in, but either way, we're not going to pay a dime of what Boise State is getting for the Big East exit fee which we were smart enough to avoid by having a clause in our contract".

    If Boise State had anybody with brains, they would have had something that said the Big East still needed to have over 80% (or some such number) of their football members still committed to the conference, or Boise St could bolt without an exit fee.
  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    You don't need to know that kind of stuff to drive a truck.
  11. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Would be interesting to see whether BYU could deliver Phoenix.

    BTW it looks like BSU did you guys a solid (returning the Big West plug?) in their negotiations with the MWC.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  12. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    Such as, tOSU destroying the B1G on the gridiron.
  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Big 12 in talks with NCAA about 12-team conference rule

    Hopefully the NCAA tells them to go screw themselves. The Big 12 aren't special snow-flakes & there is zero reason to give them exemptions.
  14. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    BCS meeting reveals Big Four strengths, Big East withering away

    Go Bearcats!
  15. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Big Bang Theories - The Countdown to Super Conferences (part 4)


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