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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)
    9.8%
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. Connecticut

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. Georgia Tech

    51 vote(s)
    17.2%
  6. Kansas

    46 vote(s)
    15.5%
  7. Maryland

    67 vote(s)
    22.6%
  8. Missouri

    89 vote(s)
    30.1%
  9. North Carolina

    30 vote(s)
    10.1%
  10. Notre Dame

    200 vote(s)
    67.6%
  11. Oklahoma

    80 vote(s)
    27.0%
  12. Pittsburgh

    43 vote(s)
    14.5%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    12.8%
  14. Syracuse

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
  15. Texas

    124 vote(s)
    41.9%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  17. Virginia

    40 vote(s)
    13.5%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    19.6%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    26 vote(s)
    8.8%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    That’s EXACTLY what I thought. Just move Purdue over to be with Indiana which makes sense.
     
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  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Thinking more about this, I would still want to see some kind of "wildcard" option and be leery of auto bids for conference champs.

    It would make me sick to see a 3-4 loss Pac12 champ in the playoffs while a 1 loss B1G/SEC team that lost the CCG is sitting at home.
     
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    No crossover games, fuck it. Well, no, but that would be better. Go back to 8, one crossover, rotated every season.
     
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  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Also, all crossover games BEGIN conference play, so in the event of a rematch, maximum time has passed.
     
  5. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    This is great and all but who would be Penn State's rival?
     
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  6. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Maryland
     
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  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Actually they play Sparty for a trophy, so they can end their season there
     
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  8. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Penn State’s rival has always been, and will always be perspective.
     
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Agree.

    Hard to believe this is serious talk, particularly from an academic perspective. But it would be the first step towards 4 super conferences with the championship games effectively making for an 8 team playoff.

    Biggest problem would be how to accommodate teams like UCF over the long haul (Absorbing the entire Big 12 would take us to the full 64 teams). These emerging in growing markets are good for the financial health of the sport. That could be accommodated by rotating weaker teams out of conferences over time - but that would be a large pill for some.*

    And ND can join a conference or go suck an egg.

    *Another off the wall solution to the UCF issue where there was a very weak Division champ (such as NU this season) would be to declare them "unworthy", declare the champ of the other division the Conference champ and let them play the UCF of the moment to get to the final 4.
     
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  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    We should be able to enact the "unworthy" designation on the B1G east co champ this year (the one that was on the wrong end of 62 points)
     
  11. Buckeye doc

    Buckeye doc Junior

    Yep. Really leery of Tejas. Plus, we need more mullets in the B1G.
     
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  12. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Screw Bucky AND Fungo Staff Member

    Nothing. Adding Maryland (a founding member of the ACC) and Rutgers (ouside of NYC $$$, why?) really made me shake my head.

    If expansion is a MUST, then to me it would be Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Iowa State. They most closely match what the B1G is.

    I realize I am the only person on earth who would want that. :lol:
     
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  13. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    Yup, 2 b1g teams, notre dame, clemson, and 4 sec teams.
     
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  14. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Nah id rather keep Rutgers and Maryland for the recruiting markets. So what if they're Illinois? Playing them, instead of shitty Indiana/Illinois/Iowa schools every year opens up a lot more recruiting turf.
     
  15. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

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