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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. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    I move that one of the criteria be that your head footall coach, AD and University President don't cover up child rape for over a decade.
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  2. Mariotwins

    Mariotwins Senior

    Only if it can be implemented retroactively
  3. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Which is why Tejas would still be the gem. Brings in both football AND a top research university. Texas, tOSU and TSUN are of the very few which bring what they bring to the table in University and athletic prowess. I'm struggling for others at the same level in football.
  4. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    The Big 12 is stable and will be one of the big 4..that ship sailed.

    I guess that depends on whether we plan to go to 16 or 20

    16 you can probably survive with G-Tech/UNC

    20 You really need to throw a football power in there, preferably 2 (ideally ND would cave if you are looking at conferences that big).
  5. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Maybe... but the B12 is also an effete 10-team conference, and the Longhorn network is not the amazing success they thought it would be...
  6. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    If we're going to 20 and Texas is on the table could it get much better than:

    North Carolina
    Georgia Tech
    Florida State
    Notre Dame


    I submit that that would be the dream scenario with the possible exclusion of Florida State for a school with a little more academic clout.

    If Texas is on the table I feel like that would bring ND back into play as well, FWIW, especially if the other cards drop and the ACC is destroyed as expected. I also think that Texas and Notre Dame would be the only two schools worth going to 20 for, otherwise just stay at 18 with the first three and Florida State or whoever else.
    PlanetFrnd likes this.
  7. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    No, it coudn't IMHO. As they used to say back in the early 90s... I would fall out over the above scenario.
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  8. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    What do you mean "they" people? :tic:
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  9. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    That would be brilliant, I just don't see Texas wanting to or being able to leave without any of their comrades, not while they are the kings of the castle in their current setup.
  10. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    That would be the dream scenario. Only way it would get better than that is if U of Florida were in play instead of Florida State... and UF isn't going anywhere else... ever.
  11. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Whoever it was that I was hanging out with or listening to :lol:

    excuse me: those with whom I was hanging or to whom I was listening...
  12. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    IMO it's much easier to turn a low to middle of the road athletic program into a yearly contender than it is to turn a low to middle of the road University into a well respected and highly ranked institution of higher learning!

    I think Maryland and Rutgers could turn into consistent thorns in the B1G sides! There markets, geography and alumni base give Maryland and Rutgers amazing potential... If the university/athletic departmen commit to excellence. And I would HOPE the B1G demanded this quest for excellence before allowing them to join!

    If we go to 16, I hope it's UNC and UVA all the way!!! And I hope no power conference goes over 16, there is anpoin where this becomes ridiculous!

    If we go to 20, then I'm open to UVA, UNC, GT, ND, Kansas and Texas! With all the new additions (including PSU, Rutgers and Maryland) and 1 original B1G team forming one of the divisions... And the other 9 original members plus Nebraska making up the other division.
  13. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I agree, and quite frankly would have been fine at 12. There is no reason to go over 12, and so far we have no idea if such a large conference is even feasible. The ACC has not started play with 14 members, and the SEC has only completed one season with that many.
  14. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    SIAP - good article from WSJ... at least tangentially related to conferences...

  15. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Probably the smartest thing written in this thread since FSU entered into the discussion.

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