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On 11/18/2019 at 11:26 PM, buzzcut said:

In light of the leaking of the list of the 42 teams targeted for elimination from Minor League Baseball, I have worked out a potential alignment of MiLB's New World Order. Some of it is simple, some very complex:

 

AAA

International League

Buffalo, Lehigh Valley, Rochester, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Syracuse, Worcester

Charlotte, Durham, Gwinnett, Norfolk

Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville. Memphis, Nashville, Toledo

Iowa, Omaha, St. Paul, Wichita

 

Pacific Coast League

Albuquerque, El Paso, Oklahoma City, Round Rock, San Antonio

Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake, Tacoma

 

AA

Eastern League

Akron, Altoona, Bowie, Brooklyn, Dayton, Harrisburg, Hartford, New Hampshire, Portland, Reading, Trenton, West Michigan

 

Southern League

Arkansas, Biloxi, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pensacola, Richmond, Rocket City, Tennessee

 

Texas League

Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Frisco, Midland, NW Arkansas, Springfield MO, Sugarland, Tulsa

 

High-A

California League

Fresno, Lake Elsinore, Modesto, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, San Jose, Stockton, Visalia

 

Carolina League

Aberdeen, Asheville, Carolina, Down East, Fayetteville, Fredericksburg, Greensboro, Hickory, Kannapolis, Lynchburg, Salem, Winston-Salem

 

Florida State League

Bradenton, Charlotte, Clearwater, Dunedin, Fort Myers, Jupiter, Lakeland, Palm Beach, St. Lucie. Tampa

 

Low-A

Midwest League

Beloit or Quad Cities, Bowling Green, Cedar Rapids, Fort Wayne, Great Lakes, Kane County, Lansing, Peoria, South Bend, Wiscnsin

 

New York-Penn League(For lack of better options)

Delmarva, Hudson Valley, Lake County, Lakewood, Staten Island, Tri-City(NY), West Virginia Black Bears, Wilmington

 

Northwest League

Boise, Eugene, Everett, Hillsboro, Spokane, Vancouver

 

South Atlantic League

Augusta, Charleston(SC), Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Rome

 

Any suggestions, thoughts, and/or blind rage at my realignment?

 

So the following farm teams are both not geographically close and do not have direct flights between each other.

 

How would you better realign the following teams? Do a parent/farm swap? Or move a farm team closer to their parent team?

 

AAA

 

• Rochester Red Wings with the Twins
• El Paso Chihuahuas with the Padres

• Fresno Grizzlies with the Nationals
• Oklahoma City Dodgers with the Dodgers
• San Antonio Missions with the Brewers
• Wichita Wind Surge with the Marlins

 

AA

 

• Hartford Yard Goats with the Rockies
• Richmond Flying Squirrels with the Giants
• Biloxi Shuckers with the Brewers
• Jackson Generals with the Diamondbacks
• Pensacola Blue Wahoos with the Twins
• Rocket City Trash Pandas with the Angels
• Amarillo Sod Poodles with the Padres
• Arkansas Travelers with the Mariners
• Midland Rockhounds with the A's
• Tulsa Drillers with the Dodgers

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Time for a project that doesn't fit anywhere else but here... an expansion of the College Football Playoff.

 

We're going whole hog here as the playoff goes from 4 teams to 16 teams. The 10 conference champions and 6 wild card entries. A few rules to make sure before we begin...

 

-No conference is allowed to have more then 4 teams in the playoff

-The top 4 seeds are protected. Only conference champions may be in the top 4. At-large bids can fall in anywhere in between the other champions.

-If a conference champion is not ranked in the final CFP rankings, then the Massey Ratings will determine where they fall in terms of seeding.

-Rematches are NOT allowed in the first round. They're allowed from the Quarterfinals on

-First round games are held on the weekend of December 14th at home sites with the Quarterfinals being held the following week. Semifinals are on New Year's Day and the National Championship Game is two weeks after.

 

Now, for the actual hard work here... First, we have the ten conference champions. They are, in order...

 

-Memphis (American)

-Clemson (ACC)

-Ohio State (Big Ten)

-Oklahoma (Big XII)

-Florida Atlantic (Conference USA)

-Miami of Ohio (Mid-American)

-Boise State (Mountain West)

-Oregon (Pac-12)

-Louisiana State (SEC)

-Appalachian State (Sun Belt)

 

As for the at-large bids, they're given out to the highest ranked teams in the final CFP rankings. They are, in order of rankings...

 

-Georgia

-Baylor

-Wisconsin

-Florida

-Penn State

-Utah

 

Now that our 16 teams are chosen, it's time to set the field...

 

#16 Miami of Ohio at #1 Louisiana State

#9 Florida at #8 Wisconsin

#13 Boise State at #4 Oklahoma

#12 Memphis at #5 Georgia

#15 Florida Atlantic at #2 Ohio State

#10 Penn State at #7 Oregon

#14 Appalachian State at #3 Clemson

#11 Utah at #6 Baylor

 

Quarterfinals

Sugar Bowl: M-OH/LSU winner vs. FLA/WIS winner

Cotton Bowl: BSU/OKLA winner vs. MEM/UGA winner

Rose Bowl: FAU/OSU winner vs. PSU/ORE winner

Orange Bowl: APP/CLEM winner vs. UTAH/BAY winner

 

Semifinals

Peach Bowl: Sugar Bowl winner vs. Cotton Bowl winner

Fiesta Bowl: Rose Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner

 

National Championship Game: Peach Bowl winner vs. Fiesta Bowl winner

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28 team alternate reality NHL alignment 

 

EAST

 

Atlantic

Boston 

New Jersey 

NY Islanders 

NY Rangers

Philadelphia 

Tampa Bay (expansion)

Washington

 

Northeast

Buffalo

Columbus (expansion)

Detroit

Montreal

Nashville (relocation from Hartford)

Pittsburgh 

Toronto

 

 

WEST

 

Central

Chicago

Colorado (relocation from Quebec)

Dallas (relocation from Minnesota)

Houston (relocation from Winnipeg)

Minnesota (expansion)

St. Louis 

Winnipeg (expansion)

 

Pacific

Anaheim (expansion)

Calgary

Edmonton

Los Angeles

San Jose (expansion)

Seattle (expansion)

Vancouver 

 

80 game schedule:

28 games against the opposite conference (home and home)

52 games within your own conference (4 games each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/11/2019 at 5:45 PM, Wings said:

28 team alternate reality NHL alignment 

 

EAST

 

Atlantic

Boston 

New Jersey 

NY Islanders 

NY Rangers

Philadelphia 

Tampa Bay (expansion)

Washington

 

Northeast

Buffalo

Columbus (expansion)

Detroit

Montreal

Nashville (relocation from Hartford)

Pittsburgh 

Toronto

 

 

WEST

 

Central

Chicago

Colorado (relocation from Quebec)

Dallas (relocation from Minnesota)

Houston (relocation from Winnipeg)

Minnesota (expansion)

St. Louis 

Winnipeg (expansion)

 

Pacific

Anaheim (expansion)

Calgary

Edmonton

Los Angeles

San Jose (expansion)

Seattle (expansion)

Vancouver 

 

80 game schedule:

28 games against the opposite conference (home and home)

52 games within your own conference (4 games each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That would be an awesome setup! No Florida, Carolina, Arizona or Vegas! Only thing I think could be different is swapping Boston with Nashville and renaming them Patrick, Adams, Norris and Smythe.

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Over the past few weeks, I came up with a realignment plan for NCAA Division I that is heavier on superconferences than the current alignment.  Starting with the FBS Power Five conferences, I decided to put the Big 12 out of its misery and move Maryland back to the ACC, which nets the following (relocated schools in italics):

 

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division:  Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, Notre Dame*, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Coastal Division:  Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

NOTE:  Notre Dame maintains independent status for football (because Notre Dame) but keeps its affiliation with the ACC

 

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers

Western Division:  Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin

 

PAC-16 CONFERENCE

Mountain Division:  Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Utah

Pacific Division:  California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Western Division:  Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M

 

Among the Group of Five conferences, I decided to break up Conference USA because of the two G5 conferences that are very spread out geographically (AAC and C-USA), the AAC is the stronger conference in athletics and academics.  Also, all FBS independents join conferences (BYU and New Mexico State to the Mountain West, Liberty to the Sun Belt, Army to the AAC), Connecticut and Massachusetts drop down to FCS, and Youngstown State moves up to join the Mid-American Conference:

 

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Army, Central Florida, Charlotte, East Carolina, Navy, Old Dominion, South Florida, Temple

Western Division:  Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB

 

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (OH), Ohio, Toledo, Youngstown State

Western Division:  Ball State, Bowling Green State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan

 

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Utah State, UTEP, UTSA, Wyoming

Western Division:  Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV

 

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, Troy

Western Division:  Arkansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Texas State

 

At the FCS level, there would be two conferences that enlarge in size for all sports (Big Sky and Southland), and the other conferences would consolidate into larger "alliances" of smaller or non-football conferences.  The Big South Conference would be disbanded for football in this scenario (more to come in Part 2).  Among the schools that would move up from Division II:  Arkansas Tech, Augustana (SD), Central Oklahoma, Central Washington, Colorado School of Mines, Dixie State, Minnesota State, Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce and West Texas A&M.  St. Thomas (MN) would also move up from Division III (assuming the NCAA allows them to move directly from D-III to D-!).

 

BIG SKY CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Colorado Mines, Dixie State, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Weber State

Western Division:  Cal Poly, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Portland State, Sacramento State, Southern Utah, UC Davis

 

EASTERN FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (former Colonial Athletic Association)

Colonial Division:  Delaware, Duquesne, Elon, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, Villanova, William & Mary

Yankee Division:  Albany, Connecticut, Fordham, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Stony Brook

 

GATEWAY FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (former Missouri Valley Football Conference)

Missouri Valley Division:  Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois

Summit Division:  Augustana (SD), Minnesota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas (MN)

 

HBCU FOOTBALL ALLIANCE

Mid-Eastern Division:  Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State

Southwestern Division:  Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern

 

MID-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALLIANCE

Ohio Valley Division:  Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee State, Jacksonville State, North Alabama, Samford, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech

Southern Division:  Campbell, Charleston Southern, The Citadel, Furman, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Mercer, VMI, Western Carolina, Wofford

 

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin

Western Division:  Abilene Christian, Central Oklahoma, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Sam Houston State, Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce, West Texas A&M

 

ATLANTIC FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (limited/non-scholarship)

Ivy Division:  Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale

Patriot Division:  Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh

 

CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL ALLIANCE (limited/non-scholarship)

Northeast Division:  Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Long Island, Merrimack, Monmouth, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (PA), Wagner

Pioneer Division:  Butler, Dayton, Drake, Marist, Morehead State, Presbyterian, San Diego, Stetson, Valparaiso

 

Coming in Part 2:  these conference changes within the greater context of all-sport conferences

 

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And now for Part 2 of my full-scale NCAA Division I realignment.  A couple of notes before we dive right in (all conferences in alphabetical order):

 

  • In Part 1, I got rid of the Big 12 and Conference USA.  To take this further for the all-sport realignment, we are also getting rid of the Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, and Western Athletic Conferences.  All three of these conferences have a pretty wide geographic spread (especially the WAC and A-Sun), and there are opportunities to create new rivalries and rekindle old ones in larger conferences.
  • One more school not already scheduled for transition moves up from D-II in this scenario:  the University of Missouri, St. Louis (joining the Horizon League)

All told, 84 of the proposed 325 Division I schools change conferences (nearly a quarter of the total number of schools).  Now, onto the changes!

 

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE

Albany, Binghamton, Maine, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Rhode Island, Stony Brook, UMass-Lowell, Vermont

  • Loses Hartford (Northeast) and UMBC (CAA), gains Northeastern (CAA) and Rhode Island (A-10).  Five members (Albany, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Stony Brook) are also members of the Eastern Football Alliance, all in the Yankee Division (named after the old Yankee Conference).

 

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Central Florida, Charlotte, East Carolina, George Mason*, Old Dominion, South Florida, Temple, Virginia Commonwealth*

Western Division:  Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, Wichita State*

*Non-football member

  • Adds four members from C-USA (Charlotte, Old Dominion, Rice and UAB) and two non-football members from the A-10 (George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth to existing eleven-member conference.

 

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division:  Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Coastal Division:  Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

  • Retains all fifteen conference members, adds Maryland back into the conference from the Big Ten and West Virginia from the Big 12.  Notre Dame competes as an FBS independent at the same level as the Power Four conferences, maintaining a partial schedule of ACC schools.

 

BIG EAST CONFERENCE

Gavitt Division:  Connecticut, George Washington, Georgetown, Massachusetts, Providence, Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova

Tranghese Division:  Butler, Creighton, Dayton, DePaul, Detroit Mercy, Duquesne, Marquette, Saint Louis, Xavier

  • The Big East is the landing spot for a large share of former A-10 members (Dayton, Duquesne, George Washington, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis) and adds one from the Horizon League (Detroit Mercy) to its lineup of eleven members.  Becomes a predominantly Catholic non-football superconference in the process.  Four schools (Connecticut, Duquesne, Massachusetts and Villanova) are members of the Eastern Football Alliance, with UConn and UMass in the Yankee Division and Duquesne and Villanova in the Colonial Division.  Two schools (Butler and Dayton) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, both are in the Pioneer Division.  Georgetown competes in the Atlantic Football Alliance (Patriot Division) for football only.

 

BIG SKY CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Colorado Mines, Dixie State, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Utah Valley*, Weber State

Western Division:  Cal Poly**, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Portland State, Sacramento State, Southern Utah, UC Davis**

*Non-football member

**Former football-only member, now all-sport member

  • Keeps all eleven all-sport members, makes former football-only members Cal Poly and UC Davis all-sport members, and adds two schools from the WAC (Dixie State and Utah Valley) and promotes two schools from D-II (Central Washington and Colorado School of Mines).

 

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

Northern Division:  Campbell, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Lipscomb, Longwood, Radford, UNC-Asheville, USC-Upstate, Winthrop

Southern Division:  Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, North Alabama, North Florida, Presbyterian, Stetson

  • Loses Hampton to the MEAC, retains all ten other member schools, adds most of the old A-Sun (Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, North Alabama, North Florida and Stetson) and one former CAA member (College of Charleston).  Five members (Campbell, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State and North Alabama) are part of the Mid-South Football Alliance, all but North Alabama compete in the Southern Division (UNA is part of the Ohio Valley Division).  Two members (Presbyterian and Stetson) compete in the Continental Football Alliance, both schools are in the Pioneer Division.

 

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers

Western Division:  Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin

  • Loses Maryland to the ACC but adds Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State to its lineup of thirteen schools as a result of the Big 12’s demise.

 

BIG WEST CONFERENCE

Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, California Baptist, Grand Canyon, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara

  • Loses Cal Poly and UC Davis to the Big Sky, replaces them with California Baptist and Grand Canyon (previously of the WAC), Hawaii joins Mountain West as an all-sport member, all eight other member schools remain.

 

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, UMBC, UNC-Wilmington, William & Mary

  • Loses College of Charleston to the Big South and Northeastern to the America East, replaces them with Richmond (A-10) and UMBC (America East).  Six members (Delaware, Elon, James Madison, Richmond, Towson and William & Mary) are also members of the Eastern Football Alliance, all in the Colonial Division.

 

HORIZON LEAGUE

Eastern Division:  Bellarmine, Chicago State, Cleveland State, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Wright State

Western Division:  Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Missouri-St. Louis, Omaha, Oral Roberts, SIU-Edwardsville

  • Loses Detroit Mercy to the Big East and Youngstown State to the MAC, retains other nine member schools, adds schools from the A-Sun (Bellarmine), Ohio Valley (SIU-Edwardsville), Summit League (Kansas City, Omaha, Oral Roberts), and WAC (Chicago State). In addition, they promote Missouri-St. Louis from D-II.

 

IVY LEAGUE

Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale

  • No changes, all eight schools are members of the Atlantic Football Alliance, comprising the Ivy Division.

 

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Saint Peter’s

Western Division:  Canisius, La Salle, Niagara, Rider, Siena, St. Bonaventure

  • Adds La Salle and St. Bonaventure (previously of the A-10) to its eleven-member lineup, effectively reuniting the Western New York Little Three (Canisius and Niagara were already conference members).  Two schools (Marist and Monmouth) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, with Marist in the Pioneer Division and Monmouth in the Northeast Division.

 

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Youngstown State

Western Division:  Ball State, Bowling Green State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan

  • Adds three members from the former C-USA (Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky) and Horizon League (Youngstown State) to its existing twelve-member conference.

 

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State*, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland-Eastern Shore*, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State

  • Adds Hampton (Big South) back into the mix for an even twelve schools.  With the exception of Coppin State and Maryland-Eastern Shore, the other ten schools are part of the HBCU Football Alliance, comprising the Mid-Eastern Division.

 

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

Bradley, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola (Chicago), Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Valparaiso

  • Loses Northern Iowa to the Summit League, replaces with Eastern Illinois (Ohio Valley), all nine other schools remain.  Five schools (Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State and Southern Illinois) are members of the Gateway Football Alliance, all in the Missouri Valley Division.  Two schools (Drake and Valparaiso) are members of the Continental Football Alliance, both competing in the Pioneer Division.

 

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Utah State, UTEP, UTSA, Wyoming

Western Division:  Boise State, BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii*, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV

*Former football-only member, now all-sport member

  • Adds UTEP and UTSA from the former C-USA, BYU back into the fold from the West Coast, and New Mexico State from the WAC, promotes Hawaii to full member.  All eleven existing all-sport members remain.

 

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE

Northern Division:  Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Hartford, Long Island, Merrimack, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn

Southern Division:  Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary’s, NJIT, Robert Morris, Saint Francis (PA), Wagner

  • Adds Hartford (America East) and NJIT (A-Sun) to their existing eleven-school membership.  Eight schools (Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Long Island, Merrimack, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner) are also members of the Continental Football Alliance, all in the Northeast Division.

 

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech

  • Loses SIU-Edwardsville to the Horizon League and Eastern Illinois to the Missouri Valley, all other members remain.  Six schools (Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech) are members of the Mid-South Football Alliance, all in the Ohio Valley Division.  Two schools (Murray State and Southeast Missouri State) play in the Gateway Football Alliance.  Morehead State competes in the Continental Football Alliance (Pioneer Division) for football only.

 

PAC-16 CONFERENCE

Mountain Division:  Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Utah

Pacific Division:  California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

  • Adds four former Big 12 schools (Baylor, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech) to its existing twelve-member conference, renaming conference to PAC-16 in the process.

 

PATRIOT LEAGUE

American, Army, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Fordham, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola (MD), Navy

  • Adds two former A-10 schools (Davidson and Fordham) to its existing ten-member conference.  Six schools (Bucknell, Colgate, Davidson, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh) are members of the Atlantic Football Alliance, all in the Patriot Division.  Army and Navy are football-only members of the American Athletic Conference (Eastern Division).  Fordham competes in the Eastern Football Alliance (Yankee Division) for football only.

 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Western Division:  Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M

  • Adds Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to its existing fourteen-school membership after demise of Big 12.

 

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Chattanooga, The Citadel, East Tennessee State, Furman, Mercer, Samford, UNC-Greensboro*, VMI, Western Carolina, Wofford

*Non-football member

  • No changes to membership, nine members (all but UNC-Greensboro) are part of the Mid-South Football Alliance.  Three schools (Chattanooga, East Tennessee State and Samford) are part of the Ohio Valley Division, the other six (The Citadel, Furman, Mercer, VMI, Western Carolina and Wofford) are part of the Southern Division.

 

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, New Orleans*, Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin

Western Division:  Abilene Christian, Central Oklahoma, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Sam Houston State, Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*, UT-Rio Grande Valley*, West Texas A&M

*Non-football member

  • Retains all twelve existing members, adds two WAC schools (Tarleton State and UTRGV), promotes four schools from the ranks of Division II (Arkansas Tech, Central Oklahoma, Texas A&M-Commerce, West Texas A&M).  All but three schools (New Orleans, Texas A&M-CC and UTRGV) compete in football.

 

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern

  • No changes to membership, all member schools are part of the HBCU Football Alliance, comprising the entire Southwestern Division.

 

SUMMIT LEAGUE

Augustana (SD), Denver*, Minnesota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas (MN), Western Illinois

*Non-football member

  • Loses three schools to the Horizon League (Kansas City, Omaha and Oral Roberts), adds Northern Iowa from the Missouri Valley, promotes two schools from D-II (Augustana and Minnesota State) and one from D-III (St. Thomas).  Nine members (Augustana, Minnesota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas and Western Illinois) compete in the Gateway Football Conference, with all schools but Western Illinois competing in the Summit Division.  Fun fact:  seven of the nine football schools were part of the old North Central Conference at various points in their histories.

 

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Eastern Division:  Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, South Alabama, Troy

Western Division:  Arkansas State, Little Rock*, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Southern Mississippi, Texas State, UT-Arlington*

*Non-football member

  • Adds five schools from C-USA (Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and Southern Mississippi) and one from the A-Sun (Liberty) to existing twelve-school conference.  South Alabama competes in the Western Division for football only.

 

WEST COAST CONFERENCE

Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle

  • Loses BYU to the Mountain West, replaces with Seattle (formerly of the WAC), creating a predominantly Catholic conference on the west coast.  San Diego competes in the Continental Football Alliance as a member of the Pioneer Division.

 

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K. This one may anger a few folks. I've kept 128 teams in the FBS, and organized it into 9 conferences. The former Big 12 becomes the Big Texas Conference, and takes all 12 Texas FBS teams into its fold. Five conferences swell to 16 football-fielding members; the other four conferences field 12 members.

The College Football Playoff gets a minor, but in my opinion, very important change. Since currently, six major bowl games are part of the New Year's Six lineup, they all become part of a proper 8-team playoff, which will allow every team in the FBS a (theoretical) shot at winning a national title. I may not watch a lot of NCAA football, but I think it's a travesty that some teams in what is supposed to be the top division of college football can post a perfect season, and yet not be considered national champions simply because other schools have - what - a larger nationwide fanbase? It's a travesty. If a no-name school like Butler can make it to 2 straight NCAA basketball finals, football teams should have the same opportunity.

Here's how it breaks down.
4 conferences keep their tie-ins with a particular prestigious bowl game. The BI6 10 and Pacific Conference champs will play in the Rose Bowl.
The Mid-South champ will now join the SEC champ at the Sugar Bowl. The New England champ will join the ACC at the Orange Bowl.
The remaining quarterfinal bowl game will rotate between the Peach, Cotton, and Fiesta Bowls, with the other two serving as semifinals, as currently happens.
The national championship game will proceed as normal - but now, again, theoretically, every team in the FBS will have at least some chance of making a championship run. No more UCF Knights having an undefeated season and not being considered for a premiere bowl game. They're in the playoff if they win their conference. No more Boise State being undefeated, yet ignored in favour of a one-loss Alabama just because "hurr durr national ratings".

Win your conference and you're in. That's how it should be. Bama can play in the Bahamas Bowl for all I care. I'm still disgusted that they played a divisional rival for a "national championship" in 2012. That's just stupid. Oklahoma State deserved the #2 spot that year.

I know that detractors will now say that not every game matters with this format. You could *theoretically* have a team from one conference go 6-6 in regular season play, win their extremely weak division, and then go on a run of upsets in the conference championship game and subsequent playoff. But perhaps the chances of that could be reduced by eliminating divisions within the conference, and just picking the two teams with the best two records for the conference title game in every conference.

Anyway, here it is.

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On 2/8/2020 at 10:05 PM, Magnus said:

K. This one may anger a few folks. I've kept 128 teams in the FBS, and organized it into 9 conferences. The former Big 12 becomes the Big Texas Conference, and takes all 12 Texas FBS teams into its fold. Five conferences swell to 16 football-fielding members; the other four conferences field 12 members.

The College Football Playoff gets a minor, but in my opinion, very important change. Since currently, six major bowl games are part of the New Year's Six lineup, they all become part of a proper 8-team playoff, which will allow every team in the FBS a (theoretical) shot at winning a national title. I may not watch a lot of NCAA football, but I think it's a travesty that some teams in what is supposed to be the top division of college football can post a perfect season, and yet not be considered national champions simply because other schools have - what - a larger nationwide fanbase? It's a travesty. If a no-name school like Butler can make it to 2 straight NCAA basketball finals, football teams should have the same opportunity.

Here's how it breaks down.
4 conferences keep their tie-ins with a particular prestigious bowl game. The BI6 10 and Pacific Conference champs will play in the Rose Bowl.
The Mid-South champ will now join the SEC champ at the Sugar Bowl. The New England champ will join the ACC at the Orange Bowl.
The remaining quarterfinal bowl game will rotate between the Peach, Cotton, and Fiesta Bowls, with the other two serving as semifinals, as currently happens.
The national championship game will proceed as normal - but now, again, theoretically, every team in the FBS will have at least some chance of making a championship run. No more UCF Knights having an undefeated season and not being considered for a premiere bowl game. They're in the playoff if they win their conference. No more Boise State being undefeated, yet ignored in favour of a one-loss Alabama just because "hurr durr national ratings".

Win your conference and you're in. That's how it should be. Bama can play in the Bahamas Bowl for all I care. I'm still disgusted that they played a divisional rival for a "national championship" in 2012. That's just stupid. Oklahoma State deserved the #2 spot that year.

I know that detractors will now say that not every game matters with this format. You could *theoretically* have a team from one conference go 6-6 in regular season play, win their extremely weak division, and then go on a run of upsets in the conference championship game and subsequent playoff. But perhaps the chances of that could be reduced by eliminating divisions within the conference, and just picking the two teams with the best two records for the conference title game in every conference.

Anyway, here it is.

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You clearly do not watch any college football if you did this to the major conferences. Troy, South Alabama, Coastal Carolina etc. are nowhere near on the same level, competitively, as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State or the rest of the Power Conference schools that you disrespected (figuratively) with this alignment. The "weaker" schools don't have the strength of schedule, ot strength of roster, to compete with the bigger schools. To put it frankly, many of those schools don't actually belong in a division with the power conference schools (yes I know a small school can occasionally beat a big school, but it's a rarity that doesn't defend any argument that can be made).

 

In short, no to your proposal.

 

In my personal opinion.

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1 hour ago, McCall said:

You clearly do not watch any college football if you did this to the major conferences. Troy, South Alabama, Coastal Carolina etc. are nowhere near on the same level, competitively, as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State or the rest of the Power Conference schools that you disrespected (figuratively) with this alignment. The "weaker" schools don't have the strength of schedule, strength of roster, to compete with the bigger schools. To put it frankly, many of those schools don't actually belong in a division with the power conference schools (yes I know a small school can occasionally beat a big school, but it's a rarity that doesn't defend any argument that can be made).

 

In short, no to your proposal.

 

In my personal opinion.

So, I just have one question. If Troy, South Alabama et al. will "never win" against the established power schools in their conferences, what's the harm of having them in there, even theoretically? Somebody's gonna have a losing record in a 16-team conference.

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8 hours ago, Magnus said:

So, I just have one question. If Troy, South Alabama et al. will "never win" against the established power schools in their conferences, what's the harm of having them in there, even theoretically? Somebody's gonna have a losing record in a 16-team conference.

Tradition, for one thing. The rivalries with these conferences are a staple of college football. Reducing or eliminating them will never fly. Secondly, and most importantly, the bigger, stronger schools playing each other on a regular basis is what strengthens the schedule. Maybe someone who's better at putting it into words can explain it better than I can, but basically, this would never happen. Quite honestly, it may be sacrilege. Possibly even warrant prison time. I'd go into hiding if I were you. Canada may even waive extradition in this scenario, regardless of the punishment. *KIDDING. Just kidding.*

 

IMO, and I have like 50+ plans I've been working on for this, the "power conferences" (SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, PAC 12) should be moved to a new division, the top tier of Division I (plus Notre Dame and maybe even some group of five schools like Memphis, Cincinnati, Houston, UCF and Boise State). Take the remaining FBS schools, plus move some up from FCS (Like North Dakota State, South Dakota State, etc.) and make FBS the middle tier between the "Power Division" and FCS.

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12 hours ago, Magnus said:

So, I just have one question. If Troy, South Alabama et al. will "never win" against the established power schools in their conferences, what's the harm of having them in there, even theoretically? Somebody's gonna have a losing record in a 16-team conference.

 

Because universities align themselves not just on athletic standards, but academic ones as well.  To use your example, all of the SEC schools are very high-level research universities (Carnegie category R1) in addition to being very strong in athletics.  Putting schools like Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State into the mix (M1, R2 and R2, respectively) doesn't make sense not just from a competitive standpoint on the field, but in the classroom as well.

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9 hours ago, Moser316 said:

 

Because universities align themselves not just on athletic standards, but academic ones as well.  To use your example, all of the SEC schools are very high-level research universities (Carnegie category R1) in addition to being very strong in athletics.  Putting schools like Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State into the mix (M1, R2 and R2, respectively) doesn't make sense not just from a competitive standpoint on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Okay. Thanks for a more informative response.

 

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IMO, and I have like 50+ plans I've been working on for this, the "power conferences" (SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, PAC 12) should be moved to a new division, the top tier of Division I (plus Notre Dame and maybe even some group of five schools like Memphis, Cincinnati, Houston, UCF and Boise State). Take the remaining FBS schools, plus move some up from FCS (Like North Dakota State, South Dakota State, etc.) and make FBS the middle tier between the "Power Division" and FCS.

Honestly, this does make more sense than having 100+ schools in a "top" tier.
Wouldn't have to tinker too much with the existing CFP setup either. I'd just like to see every conference champion in a given tier have a shot at a national title - and no undeserving teams that fail to win their conference (but are somehow picked for ratings) taking those spots.

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Time for another experiment that doesn't fit elsewhere... MLB is talking about expanding the playoff format from 10 to 14 teams in 2022. This has me thinking "What if this format was used in the last decade?"

 

So, here you go. The idea of teams choosing who they want to play in the first round is OUT because it's a stupid idea. Now, let's begin.

 

2010

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Tampa Bay

First Round

-(7) Toronto at (2) Minnesota

-(6) Chicago White Sox at (3) Texas

-(5) Boston at (4) New York Yankees

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Philadelphia

First Round

-(7) Colorado at (2) San Francisco

-(6) St. Louis at (3) Cincinnati

-(5) San Diego at (4) Atlanta

 

2011

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) New York Yankees

First Round

-(7) Toronto at (2) Texas

-(6) Anaheim at (3) Detroit

-(5) Boston at (4) Tampa Bay

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Philadelphia

First Round

-(7) Los Angeles at (2) Milwaukee

-(6) San Francisco at (3) Arizona

-(5) Atlanta at (4) St. Louis

 

2012

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) New York Yankees

First Round

-(7) Anaheim at (2) Oakland

-(6) Tampa Bay at (3) Detroit

-(5) Baltimore at (4) Texas

 

National League

First Round Bye: Washington

First Round

-(7) Milwaukee at (2) Cincinnati

-(6) Los Angeles at (3) San Francisco

-(5) St. Louis at (4) Atlanta

 

2013

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Boston

First Round

-(7) Kansas City at (2) Oakland

-(6) Texas at (3) Detroit

-(5) Tampa Bay at (4) Cleveland

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) St. Louis

First Round

-(7) Arizona at (2) Atlanta

-(6) Washington at (3) Los Angeles

-(5) Cincinnati at (4) Pittsburgh

 

2014

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Anaheim

-(7) Cleveland at (2) Baltimore

-(6) Seattle at (3) Detroit

-(5) Oakland at (4) Kansas City

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Washington

First Round

-(7) Atlanta at (2) Los Angeles

-(6) Milwaukee at (3) St. Louis

-(5) San Francisco at (4) Pittsburgh

 

2015

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Kansas City

First Round

-(7) Minnesota at (2) Toronto

-(6) Anaheim at (3) Texas

-(5) Houston at (4) New York Yankees

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) St. Louis

First Round

-(7) Washington at (2) Los Angeles

-(6) San Francisco at (3) New York Mets

-(5) Chicago Cubs at (4) Pittsburgh

 

2016

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Texas

First Round

-(7) Seattle at (2) Cleveland

-(6) Detroit at (3) Boston

-(5) Baltimore at (4) Toronto

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Chicago Cubs

First Round

-(7) Miami at (2) Washington

-(6) St. Louis at (3) Los Angeles

-(5) San Francisco at (4) New York Mets

 

2017

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Cleveland

First Round

-(7) Anaheim at (2) Houston

-(6) Kansas City at (3) Boston

-(5) Minnesota at (4) New York Yankees

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Los Angeles

First Round

-(7) St. Louis at (2) Washington

-(6) Milwaukee at (3) Chicago Cubs

-(5) Colorado at (4) Arizona

 

2018

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Boston

First Round

-(7) Seattle at (2) Houston

-(6) Tampa Bay at (3) Minnesota

-(5) Oakland at (4) New York Yankees

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Milwaukee

First Round

-(7) Washington at (2) Los Angeles

-(6) St. Louis at (3) Atlanta

-(5) Colorado at (4) Chicago Cubs

 

2019

 

American League

First Round Bye: (1) Houston

First Round

-(7) Boston at (2) New York Yankees

-(6) Cleveland at (3) Minnesota

-(5) Tampa Bay at (4) Oakland

 

National League

First Round Bye: (1) Los Angeles

First Round

-(7) Arizona at (2) Atlanta

-(6) New York Mets at (3) St. Louis

-(5) Milwaukee at (4) Washington

 

Everyone (even little Miami) has made it to the postseason at least once under this format...

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However My Baseball Storyline of On My Own Maybe Coming, So Here's my Alignment for these 4 Leagues, If There's Any Changes let me now.

 

Frontier Baseball League

 

Midwest League
East: Indianapolis Rounders, Ft. Wayne Tincaps, South Bend Blue Sox, Evansville Otters
North: Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Iowa Oaks, St. Paul Saints
Central: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs
South: Louisville Colts, Arkansas Travelers, Lexington Legends, Bowling Green Hot Rods

 

Texas League
East: Houston Astros, Houston Colts, Corpus Christi Hooks, Sugar Land Skeeters
North: Oklahoma City 89ers, Tulsa Oilers, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Midland Rockhounds
Central: Dallas Rangers, Frisco Roughriders, Grand Prairie AirHogs, Ft. Worth Cats
South: Austin Violets, Round Rock Express, San Antonio Marshals, West Texas Blackbirds

 

Northern Baseball League

 

Northeast League
East: Boston Beacons, Newark Cherries, New York Burros, Philadelphia Phillies
North: New York Yankees, Hartford Oaks, Montreal Monarques, Boston Red Sox
South: Norfolk Navigators, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates
West: Ottawa Lynx, Toronto Blue Jays, Syracuse Blizzard, New York Mets

 

Great Lakes League
East: Cleveland Indians, Akron Rubberducks, Lake County Captains, Mahoning Valley Scrappers
North: Detroit Tigers, Lansing Lugnuts, Great Lake Loons, West Michigan Whitecaps
South: Columbus Clippers, Chillicothe Paints, West Virginia Power, West Virginia Blackbears
West: Toledo Mud Hens, Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Dragons, Lima Locos

 

Pacific Coast Baseball League

 

Mountain League
East: Wichita Aeros, Lincoln Railers, Fargo Redhawks, Omaha Thunder
North: Helena Gold Sox, Calgary Cannons, Edmonton Trappers, Billings Mustangs
South: Arizona Diamondbacks, Tucson Saguaros, New Mexico Suns, Phoenix Firebirds
West: Colorado Rockies, Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Salt Lake City Bees, Ogden Raptors

 

Pacific League
East: Boise Spuds, Reno Silver Sox, Las Vegas Scorpions, San Bernardino 66ers
North: Portland Beavers, Seattle Mariners, Vancouver Cascades, Sacramento Solons
South: Honolulu Islanders, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers
West: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Seals, San Jose Bees

 

Southern Baseball League

 

Atlantic Coast League
East: Charlotte Flyers, Asheville Tourists, Durham Bulls, Raleigh Capitals
North: Greensboro Grasshopeprs, Winston-Salem Dash, Columbia Fireflies, Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Central: Jacksonville Anchors, Atlanta Braves, Savannah Aviators, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
South: Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Orlando Sun Sox, Havana Industriales

 

Mid-South League
East: Birmingham Barons, Montgomery Biscuits, Huntsville Rockets, Mobile Bay Bears
North: Nashville Stars, Johnson City Motors, Chattanooga Lookouts, Knnoxville Smokies
Central: Biloxi Shuckers, Jackson (TN) Generals, Memphis Chicks, Jackson (MS) Senators
South: New Orleans Crescents, Baton Rouge Riverbats, Shreveport Sports, Houma Hawks

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In honor of my all-time favorite post of mine and all the talk of AHL having new leadership... HELL YEAH TIME TO REALIGN THE ALL UPSTATE NY AHL

ORIGINAL

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CHANGES

-Adirondack's now the Adirondack Red Wings again because that's about as stable as the Glens Falls team has been through the years

-Binghamton's now the Devils a la real life

-Albany River Rats come back

-Ithaca has finally come to an agreement with Cornell University to become the Little Red! However they're now mired in a lawsuit with Ithaca High School.

-Fredonia was forced to rebrand to the Eagles after their really racist promotion in the 2015-16 season finally pushed it past the point of keeping the Senecas nickname

-Vegas gets their affiliate in the West Division in the Lockport Locksmiths (Canalmen's still taken by Batavia and they ain't giving it up)

-Upon entry Seattle will open up the East Aurora Borealis. They will do at least two Simpsons theme nights a year. Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers will be the mascots. Laughs will be had when they play Albany and Utica. They'll play in the West.

-"So now that there's 32 teams and two divisions of 6, wouldn't they just change to 4 divisions of 8?" No, because this is the AHL operating only with teams in Upstate New York.

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Meanwhile, My Storyline is working for Pro Football in my Divided North America for On My Own using APBA Football, So Here's The Lineup for Now

Central Football League

Midwest Conference
East: Indianapolis (IN) Colts, South Bend (IN) TBD, Fort Wayne (IN) TBD, Evansville (IN) TBD
North: Green Bay (WI) Packers, Minnesota Vikings (Minneapolis, MN), Iowa Barnstormers (Des Moines, IA), Milwaukee (WI) TBD
Central: Chicago (IL) Bears, Kansas City (MO) Chiefs, St. Louis (MO) Stallions, Chicago (IL) TBD
South: Louisville (KY) TBD, Little Rock (AR) TBD, Lexington (KY) TBD, Bowling Green (KY) TBD

Texan Conference
East: Houston (TX) Oilers, Houston (TX) Texans, Corpus Christi (TX) TBD, Bryan-College Station (TX) TBD
North: Oklahoma City (OK) Bisons, Tulsa (OK) TBD, Amarillo (TX) TBD, Midland (TX) TBD
Central: Dallas (TX) Cowboys, Ft. Worth (TX) TBD, Arlington (TX) TBD, Waco (TX) TBD
South: Austin (TX) Armadillos, San Antonio (TX) Dreadnoughts, El Paso (TX) TBD, San Marcos (TX) TBD

Northern Football League

Northeast Football Conference
East: Ottawa (ON) Redblacks, Philadelphia (PA) Eagles, New York (NY) Giants, Brooklyn (NY) Beats
North: Boston (MA) Patriots, New York (NY) Jets, Montreal (QU) Alouettes, Halifax (NS) Schooners
South: Washington (DC) Redskins, Baltimore (MD) Ravens, Richmond (VA) TBD), Norfolk (VA) TBD
West: Buffalo (NY) Bills, Toronto (ON) Argonauts, Pittsburgh (PA) Steelers, Hamilton (ON) Tiger-Cats

Mid-American Football Conference
East: Cleveland (OH) Browns, Akron (OH) TBD, Canton (OH) TBD, Youngstown (OH) TBD
North: Detroit (MI) Lions, Lansing (MI) TBD, Grand Rapids (MI) TBD, Kalamazoo (MI) TBD
South: Columbus (OH) Aviators, Charleston (WV) TBD, Morgantown (WV) TBD, Huntington (WV) TBD
West: Cincinnati (OH) Bengals, Toledo (OH) TBD, Dayton (OH) TBD, Bowling Green (OH) TBD

Pacific West Football League

Rocky Mountain Football Conference
East: Winnipeg (MB) Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan Roughriders (Regina, SK), Fargo (ND) TBD, Omaha (NE) TBD
North: Edmonton (AB) Eskimos, Calgary (AB) Stampeders, Boise (ID) TBD, Helena (MT) TBD
South: Phoenix (AZ) Cardinals, Albuquerque (NM) TBD, Tucson (AZ) TBD, Las Cruces (NM) TBD
West: Denver (CO) Broncos, Colorado Springs (CO) TBD, Salt Lake City (UT) TBD, Provo (UT) TBD

Pacific Coast Football Conference
East: Las Vegas (NV) Raiders, Carson City (NV) TBD, Reno (NV) TBD, San Bernardino (CA) TBD
North: Seattle (WA) Seahawks, Vancouver (BC) Lions, Spokane (WA) TBD, Portland (OR) River Hogs
South: Los Angeles (CA) Chargers, Los Angeles (CA) Rams, San Diego (CA) Crusaders, Honolulu (HI) TBD
West: San Francisco (CA) 49ers, Oakland (CA) Invaders, San Jose (CA) Condors, Sacramento (CA) Miners

Southeastern Professional Football League

Atlantic Coast Football Conference
East: Charlotte (NC) Panthers, Raleigh-Durham (NC) TBD, Fayetteville (NC) TBD, Greenville (NC) TBD
North: Columbia (SC) TBD, Charleston (SC) TBD, Greensboro (NC) TBD, Winston-Salem (NC) TBD
South: Atlanta (GA) Falcons, Jacksonville (FL) Jaguars, Savannah (GA) TBD, Tallahassee (FL) TBD
West: Miami (FL) Dolphins, Tampa Bay (FL) Buccaneers, Orlando (FL) Wizards, San Juan (PR) TBD

Mid-South Football Conference
East: Birmingham (AL) TBD, Tuscaloosa (AL) TBD, Huntsville (AL) TBD, Montgomery (AL) TBD
North: Nashville (TN) Titans, Memphis (TN) Hound Dogs, Knoxville (TN) TBD, Chattanooga (TN) TBD
South: Jackson (MS) TBD , Biloxi (MS) TBD, Hattiesburg (MS) TBD, Mobile (AL) TBD
West: New Orleans (LA) Saints, Baton Rouge (LA) TBD, Shreveport (LA) TBD, Lafayette (LA) TBD

If There's Any Suggestions, Let Me Know

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OITGDNHL: Ottawa relocates to Houston

 

EAST

 

Atlantic 

New Jersey

NY Islanders 

NY Rangers 

Philadelphia 

 

Metropolitan 

Columbus

Detroit

Pittsburgh 

Washington 

 

Northeast

Boston

Buffalo

Montreal

Toronto 

 

Southeast

Carolina

Florida 

Nashville 

Tampa Bay 

 

 

WEST

 

Central

Chicago

Minnesota 

St. Louis

Winnipeg 

 

Northwest 

Calgary 

Edmonton 

Seattle 

Vancouver 

 

Pacific 

Anaheim 

Los Angeles 

San Jose 

Vegas 

 

Southwest 

Arizona 

Colorado 

Dallas 

Houston 

 

 

 

 

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This is my proposal for a Russian Baseball Superleague, Russia's baseball league. The winners of the Eastern League Championship Series and the Western League Championship Series would compete in the Russian Super Series in 7 games to determine the champion of the season.

 

EASTERN LEAGUE

BBC Admiral Vladivostok

BBC Amur Khabarovsk

BBC Avangard Omsk

BBC Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg

BBC Krylia Sovetov Samara

BBC Metallurg Magnitogorsk

BBC Rubin Kazan

BBC Salavat Yulaev Ufa

BBC Sibir Novosibirsk

BBC Torpedo Khabarovsk

BBC Traktor Chelyabinsk

BBC Ural Yekaterinburg

 

WESTERN LEAGUE

BBC Anzhi Nizhny Novgorod

BBC Arsenal Sochi

BBC Atlant Moscow Oblast

BBC CSKA Moscow

BBC Dynamo Moscow

BBC Lada Togliatti

BBC Lokomotiv Moscow

BBC Shinnik Yaroslavl

BBC SKA Saint Petersburg

BBC Spartak Moscow

BBC Vityaz Podolsk

BBC Zenit Saint Petersburg

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This is my 40-team alternate reality Major League Soccer realignment proposal.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

AFC Cleveland (expansion)

Atlanta United FC

Chicago Fire FC

Columbus Crew SC

D.C. United

Detroit Motor SC (expansion)

FC Baltimore (expansion)

FC Cincinnati

FC Charlotte (expansion)

Indy Eleven (expansion)

Inter Miami CF

Montreal Impact

New England Revolution

New York City FC

New York Cosmos (expansion)

New York Red Bulls

Philadelphia Union

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (expansion)

Rochester Lancers (expansion)

Tampa Bay Rowdies (expansion)

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Austin FC (expansion)

Chivas San Diego (expansion)

Colorado Rapids

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

Las Vegas Lights FC (expansion)

LA Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United FC

Nashville SC

Phoenix Rising FC (expansion)

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

Sacramento Republic FC (expansion)

St. Louis Wanderers (expansion)

San Diego FC (expansion)

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders

Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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40-team alternate reality NHL realignment

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

 

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Detroit Red Wings

Florida Panthers

Hamilton Tigers (expansion)

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Quebec Nordiques (expansion)

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Metropolitan Division

Atlanta Thrashers (expansion)

Brooklyn Americans (expansion)

Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

Central Division

Arizona Coyotes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

Indianapolis Racers (expansion)

Kansas City Scouts (expansion)

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets

 

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks

Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers

Golden State Seals (expansion)

Los Angeles Kings

Portland Tridents (expansion)

San Jose Sharks

Seattle Kraken (expansion)

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

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