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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

    52 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    68 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    29 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    200 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    76 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    42 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    122 vote(s)
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
  17. Virginia

    40 vote(s)
  18. Virginia Tech

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

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

    16 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    Ready White
    Plus a good group of current NFL stars

  2. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

  3. What I was getting at with UNC was more that they and NC State share the same Board of Governors, and thus splitting them apart becomes difficult unless each has a safe landing spot. The Dukies and Wake could cause trouble too if they have any pull with the gov or legislature.

    Georgia Tech doesn't have any of these issues to contend with, and with VPI seemingly at or near the top of the SEC''s wish list, UVA shouldn't have any issues of the sort either.
  4. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    The move to pick up MD and Rutgers should be enough to prompt an FSU and/or Clemson move, which would likely be all it would take to make any existing ties between the other universities weak enough to not matter. My only question is what will happen to Duh U. Florida will likely try to keep them out of the SEC, as well as FSU, but if the Big XII doesn't take them, who would?
  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    It's not about how good these teams are in football. Maryland brings the Northern half (with hopefully UVA bringing the southern half) of the DC metro market to the BTN)

    Maryland begins the disintegration of the ACC in direct retaliation for their giving safe harbour to the domers. After Delaney gets done with the ACC, the only conference that will answer a phone call from the domers is the WAC.

    Maryland serves many, many purposes.
  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I'll call my money shot right now.

    UVA and UNC to the Big Ten. Eat [Mark May] Krezoowski.
    FSU and Dah U to the Big Texan
    Clemson and VaTech to the SECSECSEC
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    UVA brings nothing new relative to media markets, and is therefore a non-starter.

    UNC is a possibility, as is Georgia Tech. And don't write off the University of Florida. They have the academic chops, and they could make more money as a B1G member than continuing in the SEC.
  8. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    i see you're a member of the PCP...
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    The only way I can rest easy with Md and Rutgers is if they are part of some larger end game - something that brings in some solid programs or at least gets us into the South or Southwest.

    And the next two teams are the end game. I don't see anybody going above 16.

    If the targets are UNC and Virginia I can't picture a future schedule that doesn't make me feel that I have lived too long.

    Perhaps I made the wrong decision when I was standing on that bridge so many years ago - the day they announced the designated hitter rule.
  10. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Notre Dame having ACC regrets?

    Since Notre Dame agreed to join the ACC, the conference has lost only its second school ever (Maryland to the Big Ten) and looks to be in danger of losing others, perhaps to the SEC or Big 12. Are the Irish having second thoughts about their new conference home? Their president: "We're really happy in the ACC. But I am concerned about continual instability of this conference situation."
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    This is the end game I am looking for. I despise ND - but want them in the B1G. Isn't that what college football is all about?
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Maryland has more national championships in the coaches' poll (one, in 1953) than Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern, Illinois, and Michigan combined.
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    That would be depressing if I weren't LOLing at M*ch*g*n.
  15. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    The only good that could possibly come from adding Maryland and Rutgers is that ND is forced to join the B1G

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