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Big Pac:

North:

Boise St.

Colorado

Oregon

Stanford

Utah

Washington

Wash St.

South:

Arizona

Arizona St.

Cal

San Diego St.

UCLA

UNLV

USC

Pic (only 15 teams)

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I hate the idea of "super"or "mega" conferences. What isthe point of a conference if everyone can play each other? According to Wikipedia (the ultimate sourceon everything), there are 120 FBS schools with an additional four reclassifyingin the next two years. I created 14conferences based solely on Geography. Iincluded the school reclassifying in the next two years. I tried to keep this geographic and not takeinto account historic rivalries or the historic strength of schools at anysport. Most Conferences have 8 schools, some are as small as 6, one as large as10, I figured 8 is a pretty good number, everyone can play each-other infootball and still have plenty of non-conference games against historic rivals. If you want to see this spatially, you cancheck out the Google map I made

http://maps.google.c...6075,107.138672

Carolina

Clemson, Duke, Eastern Carolina, NorthCarolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Wake Forest

Central

Ball State, Illinois, Indiana,Louisville, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin

East

Maryland, Navy, Penn State, Pittsburgh,temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

EastCentral

Akron, Cincinnati, Kent State,Kentucky, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, Ohio State

Florida

Central Florida, Florida, FloridaAtlantic, Florida International, Florida State, Miami, South Florida

Midwest

Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State,Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska

Mountain

Air Force, BYU, Colorado, ColoradoState, Utah, Utah State, Wyoming

North

Bowling Green, Central Michigan, EasternMichigan, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Toledo, Western Michigan

Northeast

Army, Boston College, Buffalo,Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Syracuse

Northwest

Boise State, Idaho, Oregon, OregonState, Washington, Washington State

Pacific

California, Fresno State, Hawaii, SanDiego State, San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, USC

South

Louisiana State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette,Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Troy, Tulane

SouthCentral

Arkansas, Arkansas State, Memphis, MississippiMississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa

Southeast

Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, Auburn,Georgia, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky

Southwest

Arizona, Arizona State, Nevada, NevadaState, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas Tech, UNLV, UTEP

Texas

Baylor, Houston, North Texas, Rice,SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas-San Antonio

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Big XII is dissolved. ACC merges with the split-off Big East football schools to become new conference. Big East becomes basketball only, keeps b-ball touney qualifer. New ACC-Big East merger takes ACC auto qualifier.

The Big Ten tends to want schools in the Association of American Universities.

SEC

East: WVirg, SCar, UGA, Fla, FlaSt, Tenn, Vandy, Kent

West: Bama, Aub, Ole Miss, MissSt, LSU, Ark, Mizzou, TexAM

Pac

Coastal: Wash, WashSt, Ore, OreSt, Cal, Stan, UCLA, USC

Frontier: Ariz, ArizSt, Utah, Colo, Okla, OklaSt, Kan, KState

B16

Legends: Iowa, Mich, MichSt, Nwestern, Neb, Minny, IowaSt, Illi

Leaders: OhSt, PennSt, Indi, Purdue, Wisc, Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers

Atlantic East (or something new)

North: Wake, Duke, UNC, NCState, Cincy, VA Tech, Cuse, Uconn

South: TexTech, Baylor, TCU, USF, Miami, GATech, Clem, Lville

Independent

Texas, Notre Dame

Pics:

B1G

SEC

PAC

ACC/Big East

Note that I forgot Boston College and Pitt. Put Pitt in the B16 and place BC and Virginia in the ACC/BigEast.

Yes, I know this means an 18-team ACC/Big East, but I dont see teams having to revert to non-BCS status if they're already there.

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Connecticut in the same conference as a team from Texas? It will never happen.

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Connecticut in the same conference as a team from Texas? It will never happen.

Welcome to 2012 when TCU actually joins the Big East:

sports.espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/news/story?id=5862368

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On NCAA Football 12 I created four 16 team mega-conferences. i was only considering football when I chose teams

Pac 12

North- Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Boise State, Utah,Nevada, Colorado

South- Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Texas Tech

Big 12

North- Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Louisville, Iowa State, Indiana, Purdue, Maryland

South- Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Mississippi State

Big Ten

West- Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame, Cincinnati

East- Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, West Virginia, North Carolina, Boston College

SEC

West- LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Kentucky, Georgia Tech

East- Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Miami, Virginia Tech, Clemson, USF

Bored, so I made them.

Big Ten

Pac-12

Big 12

SEC

Nice

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This is what I made up...

8 Mega conferences with all 120 fbs schools. I like the idea of them being geographical because lets face it for the most part they are now. 4 of them have 16 schools and 4 have 14, and since I am for a college playoff system I figure each mega conference has a championship game with the 8 winners in a playoff to determine the national champion. I renamed most of the conferences to be 3 letter abreviations, not tottaly sold on them but hey its just for fun. So here we go...

PAC

Division A - Cal, Fresno ST, SDSU, SJSU, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Hawaii

Division B - Boise ST, Idaho, Nevada, UNLV, Oregon, Oregon ST, Washington, Wash ST.

(S)outh (W)est [C]onference

Division A - Arizona, Arizona ST, New Mexico, New Mexico ST, TCU, Rice, Texas A&M

Division B - Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Houston, N. Texas, SMU, UTEP

(G)reat (P)lains [C]onference

Division A - Oklahoma, Oklahoma ST, Tulsa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas ST

Division B - WWyoming, BYU, Utha, Utha ST, Air Force, Colorado, Colorado ST

(G)reat (L)akes [C]onference

Division A - Wisconson, Minnesota, Mich, Mich ST, E. Mich, W. Mich, C. Mich, Notre Dame

Division B - Iowa, Iowa ST, Illinois, N. Illinois, Northwestern, Ball State, Indiana, Purdue

(S)outh ©entral [C]onference

Division A - Arkansas, Arkansas ST, LSU, Tulane, LA Tech, ULM, LA Lafayett

Division B - Bama, Auburn, Troy, UAB, Ole Miss, Miss ST, S. Miss

(N)orth (E)ast [C]onference

Division A - Connecticut, Boston College, Army, Buffalo, Syracuse, Penn ST, Pitt, Temple

Division B - Akron, Bowling Green, Cinny, Kent ST, Miami (OH), Ohio ST, Ohio, Toledo

(M)id (A)tlantic [C]onference

Division A - Virginia, Virginia Tech, Marshall, W. Virginia, Rutgers, Navy, Maryland

Division B - Kentuckey, Louisville, W. Kentuckey, Memphis, Tenn, Vandy, M. Tenn

SEC

Division A - FIU, Florida, Florida ST, Florida Atl, Miami (FL), S. Florida, UCF, Georgia

Division B - Georgia Tech, Duke, E. Carolina, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, Clemson, S. Carolina

I do see that some of the divisions are a little weak, and I am quite sure that Ohio ST wouldnt have a problem with this haha. But all in all I think it works and wouldnt make for bad basketball if I do say so myself.

Let me know what you guys think.

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I'm personally not a fan of only 8 conferences. It would cause way too many lop-sided finishes and would never really change.

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Here's Something Interesting. Why not 8 conferences throughout the FBS? North, South, East, West, North Atlantic, Southeast, Central, Southwest. There will be 15 teams per conference, except for the Southwestern with 13 and Central conference with 12 teams. Every team within a state will play each other once, this does not apply to teams with no other teams within their state. That rule also will not apply for Texas, as each Texas team will not have played 5 of the teams from their state.Then play an amount of other teams from their conference that adds up to 8 games. Then the teams will play 4 out of conference games. There will be 32 regular bowl games. Plus, the 5 BCS games. Every conference is guranteed atleast 2 teams in a bowl. The number 1 and 2 ranked teams, will play eachother for the national champioship.

North: Minnesota, C.Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo

South: All 10 teams in Texas, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UL Lafeyette, and UL Monore.

East: All 5 Florida Teams, all 4 Alabama teams, all 3 Mississippi teams, Georgia Tech,Georgia, and Wake Forest.

West: All 7 California teams, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Nevada, UNLV, Boise State, Hawaii.

Southeast: LSU, Tulane, Arkansas, Arkansas State, all 4 Tennessee teams, Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina, ECU, Duke, UNC.

North Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, NC State, Cinncinati, Marshall, Navy, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami(OH).

Central: Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, North Western, Bowling Green, Ball State, Kent State, Kansas, Kansas State.

Southwestern: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Utah State, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State.

Here's my album of 1 of the conferences so far.

Realignment

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Here's Something Interesting. Why not 8 conferences throughout the FBS? North, South, East, West, North Atlantic, Southeast, Central, Southwest. There will be 15 teams per conference, except for the Southwestern with 13 and Central conference with 12 teams. Every team within a state will play each other once, this does not apply to teams with no other teams within their state. That rule also will not apply for Texas, as each Texas team will not have played 5 of the teams from their state.Then play an amount of other teams from their conference that adds up to 8 games. Then the teams will play 4 out of conference games. There will be 32 regular bowl games. Plus, the 5 BCS games. Every conference is guranteed atleast 2 teams in a bowl. The number 1 and 2 ranked teams, will play eachother for the national champioship.

North: Minnesota, C.Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo

South: All 10 teams in Texas, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UL Lafeyette, and UL Monore.

East: All 5 Florida Teams, all 4 Alabama teams, all 3 Mississippi teams, Georgia Tech,Georgia, and Wake Forest.

West: All 7 California teams, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Nevada, UNLV, Boise State, Hawaii.

Southeast: LSU, Tulane, Arkansas, Arkansas State, all 4 Tennessee teams, Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina, ECU, Duke, UNC.

North Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, NC State, Cinncinati, Marshall, Navy, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami(OH).

Central: Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, North Western, Bowling Green, Ball State, Kent State, Kansas, Kansas State.

Southwestern: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Utah State, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State.

Here's my album of 1 of the conferences so far.

Realignment

The West is so much more loaded than the East. I would balance them more.

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Pac-16 West - USC, UCLA, California, Stanford, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State and Oregon

Pac-16 East - Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and TBD

I'm still working on that TBD. It won't be Texas, though, because Texas isn't going to get rid of the Longhorn Network and the Pac-12 won't take Texas if they keep the Network.

What about Hawai'i?

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Pac-16 West - USC, UCLA, California, Stanford, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State and Oregon

Pac-16 East - Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and TBD

I'm still working on that TBD. It won't be Texas, though, because Texas isn't going to get rid of the Longhorn Network and the Pac-12 won't take Texas if they keep the Network.

What about Hawai'i?

Travel issues. That's why they had to go to the Big West.

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Pac-16 West - USC, UCLA, California, Stanford, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State and Oregon

Pac-16 East - Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and TBD

I'm still working on that TBD. It won't be Texas, though, because Texas isn't going to get rid of the Longhorn Network and the Pac-12 won't take Texas if they keep the Network.

What about Hawai'i?

The aforementioned travel issues, plus it wouldn't make sense for them to be in the East.

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Here's Something Interesting. Why not 8 conferences throughout the FBS? North, South, East, West, North Atlantic, Southeast, Central, Southwest. There will be 15 teams per conference, except for the Southwestern with 13 and Central conference with 12 teams. Every team within a state will play each other once, this does not apply to teams with no other teams within their state. That rule also will not apply for Texas, as each Texas team will not have played 5 of the teams from their state.Then play an amount of other teams from their conference that adds up to 8 games. Then the teams will play 4 out of conference games. There will be 32 regular bowl games. Plus, the 5 BCS games. Every conference is guranteed atleast 2 teams in a bowl. The number 1 and 2 ranked teams, will play eachother for the national champioship.

North: Minnesota, C.Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo

South: All 10 teams in Texas, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UL Lafeyette, and UL Monore.

East: All 5 Florida Teams, all 4 Alabama teams, all 3 Mississippi teams, Georgia Tech,Georgia, and Wake Forest.

West: All 7 California teams, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Nevada, UNLV, Boise State, Hawaii.

Southeast: LSU, Tulane, Arkansas, Arkansas State, all 4 Tennessee teams, Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina, ECU, Duke, UNC.

North Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, NC State, Cinncinati, Marshall, Navy, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami(OH).

Central: Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, North Western, Bowling Green, Ball State, Kent State, Kansas, Kansas State.

Southwestern: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Utah State, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State.

Here's my album of 1 of the conferences so far.

Realignment

The West would dominate.

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Here's Something Interesting. Why not 8 conferences throughout the FBS? North, South, East, West, North Atlantic, Southeast, Central, Southwest. There will be 15 teams per conference, except for the Southwestern with 13 and Central conference with 12 teams. Every team within a state will play each other once, this does not apply to teams with no other teams within their state. That rule also will not apply for Texas, as each Texas team will not have played 5 of the teams from their state.Then play an amount of other teams from their conference that adds up to 8 games. Then the teams will play 4 out of conference games. There will be 32 regular bowl games. Plus, the 5 BCS games. Every conference is guranteed atleast 2 teams in a bowl. The number 1 and 2 ranked teams, will play eachother for the national champioship.

North: Minnesota, C.Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Notre Dame, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo

South: All 10 teams in Texas, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UL Lafeyette, and UL Monore.

East: All 5 Florida Teams, all 4 Alabama teams, all 3 Mississippi teams, Georgia Tech,Georgia, and Wake Forest.

West: All 7 California teams, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Nevada, UNLV, Boise State, Hawaii.

Southeast: LSU, Tulane, Arkansas, Arkansas State, all 4 Tennessee teams, Missouri, Clemson, South Carolina, ECU, Duke, UNC.

North Atlantic: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, NC State, Cinncinati, Marshall, Navy, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami(OH).

Central: Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, North Western, Bowling Green, Ball State, Kent State, Kansas, Kansas State.

Southwestern: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Utah State, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State.

Here's my album of 1 of the conferences so far.

Realignment

The West would dominate.

I can switch out Notre Dame and Eastern Michigan.

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EMU wasn't on the initial picture, but it would help.

I'm putting Notre Dame in the Central Conference and taking EMU to the Northern Conference. I'm also just gonna get rid of this separate picture of the confernce, and just make a map.And I'm also gonna put SMU,Mississippi State, and Temple in the Central Conference. I will also put Idaho in the Southwestern. Then I will add Army to the North Atlantic.

The conferences have a main color. North(green), East(orange), West(black), South(purple), North Atlantic(Blue), Southwest(red), Southeast(gold), Central(Brown). The boundaries are the conference colors. and the split in the conferences are the divisions, The divisions are either east and west or north and south.

Realignment Map

The 4 North Carolina teams circled in gold are part of the SEC West, and the teams circled in brown are part of the Central conference. Southern Miss and Miss. State are part of the Central West, and Kent State and Temple are part of the Central East.

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