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    Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sport...t-adds-schools

    Interesting, although it leans heavily that the B12 would take only AAC members, could be the final death knell of the AAC/Big East after they got kicked out of the P5.





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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Let's play the what-if game.

    Assuming that the Big 12 expands to (gasp!) 12 teams, and they do not take BYU, then both teams probably come from the AAC. The commenter who said that Nebraska would be in the mix must be smoking crack. They just left the Big 12 for the Big 10, and I can't see them going back.

    The big question is, what does that do to the other teams in the AAC? Do they simply add two more teams and keep going (likely)? Or does that signal the end of the AAC (not likely)? I say the first option is likely because any team in the current configuration of CUSA would quickly accept an invitation to the AAC, meaning that they keep going.

    Who would be the AAC teams asked to join the Big 12, and who would be the two teams asked to replace them in the AAC?

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post

    Who would be the AAC teams asked to join the Big 12, and who would be the two teams asked to replace them in the AAC?
    Cincy and UConn
    2 of Marshall, Rice, USM

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    So, as the rumor goes, the Big 12 would add four new members -- Cincinnati, East Carolina, UCF and South Florida. That would ease WVU's travel burden, as well as give the Big 12 a presence in Florida for recruiting purposes.
    What does appear likely in this hypothetical situation is the AAC would merge with Conference USA to form a 20-member league that would be the biggest and best Non-Power conference. It would mean Memphis, Houston, Tulsa, SMU and Tulane having to swallow hard and return to C-USA along with UConn coming in.
    I am counting 22 teams would be in Mega-C-USA - Navy & Charlotte come on board next year.
    If Navy Doesn't come in - I'd say have 3 divisions with highest 2 ranked (CFP poll or whatever) division winners play for championship (not fair, but not sure any other way to do it)
    If navy stays - 2 11 team divisions??? 2-5 team divisions & 2- 6 team divisions?

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    East Central West
    Temple Memphis Houston
    UConn Tulane SMU
    Charlotte Middle Tennessee Tulsa
    FIU UAB North Texas
    Florida Atlantic WKU Rice
    Marshall Louisiana Tech UTEP
    Old Dominion Southern Miss UTSA

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Chuck Landon is full of crap. He's tried to stir up realignment crap before, and he's done it again. He doesn't have any knowledge of anything. He just knows what gets his articles hits.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    East Central Texas Gulf
    ODU Memphis Houston UAB
    Marshall Middle Tennessee SMU Tulsa
    Charlotte WKU UTSA Louisiana Tech
    FIU Temple North Texas Southern Miss
    Florida Atlantic UColnn Rice Tulane
    Navy UTEP

    Have 9 game conference schedule: 4 home, 4 away, 1 TBD
    3 OOC games

    9th game would be against Cross-Divisional opponent with same rank (some rematches could occur & possibly have teams switch opponents) - the winners of the 2 semifinal games (1v1) would play for championship at pre-determined site.
    Home/Road games would be determined by CF Playoff Rankings or the like. System would be set up that schools would get 5 home games every other year (unless they were in top of division & had to play at higher ranked).

    All teams would have a bye the Saturday after Thanksgiving - 9th conference game would be determined after games are played Saturday before Thanksgiving.


    I know this post has a lot of ramblings (similar to a DS65 post) - but I'm thinking and writing at same time - not a good idea.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Here's what Big XII needs to add!
    Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Cincinnati & East Carolina (or Southern Mississippi - they're in good recruiting area).

    I love how the people are confused as to why add UCF & USF. They don't understand the whole logic to his hypothetical article - travel partners.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    This makes my head hurt, and it's only a hypothetical... We just got off the last rollercoaster!

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    I don' think the AAC would take small market teams as replacements, so I think Marshall, USM and Louisiana Tech would not be considered.
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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    I cannot see the Big 12 expanding with the schools listed and not take Houston????? There would be a major explosion on Cullen Ave, if that happened after all the $$$$ they have spent to be 'Next Man Up'!!!!
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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    What is so attractive about the AAC? I'd rather go to the MWC any day.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    What is so attractive about the AAC? I'd rather go to the MWC any day.
    Travel. Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Memphis. MWC = old WAC travel wise.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Cincinnati and Houston would be the big 12 adds. The AAC would take UTSA and Charlotte because of markets. CUSA would take usa and Georgia st. The belt would take anybody in FCS.

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    Re: Conference Realignment 2014 edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cscollis View Post
    Cincinnati and Houston would be the big 12 adds. The AAC would take UTSA and Charlotte because of markets. CUSA would take usa and Georgia st. The belt would take anybody in FCS.
    In that scenario, why would C-USA need to take anyone?

    C-USA would be stronger at 12 than adding two schools not ready for a call-up. South Alabama, Georgia State, and even Texas State are not going anywhere and would be available any time.

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