Sunday, June 6, 2010

Will we actually see a Super Conference?

With all this talk of the Pac-10 trying to steal away several schools from the Big 12 it brings about the possibility of a 16 team Super Conference (Pac 16) and if that happens I don't think it is absurd to think about there being a massive shift in major college sports. Here is my thinking. The 5 or 6 largest conferences (think what we know of as BCS schools) the ACC, Big East, Big 12, Big 10, SEC, and Pac 10 may very well reconfigure into 4 16 team conferences and if they do it may very well be the end of NCAA Division 1 as we know it.

Below is a vague look at how the breakdown may happen. As an SEC guy I would prefer we bring in the Texas schools but we don't need 6 schools (only need 4) and from what I am hearing the Texas schools want to move as a block and I don't think Texas and Oklahoma will split from each other. I have also some vague geographic divisions but who knows.

New Pac 16: Wash U, Wash. St., Oregon, Oregon St., Stanford, Cal, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St., Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, OSU.

New SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi St., Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, So. Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Ga. Tech, Florida, Florida St., Miami

New Big East: Cincy, Louisville, U Conn, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt, W. Virginia, Viriginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Duke, UNC, N.C. State, Wake Forest, So. Florida

New Big 16: Indiana, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio St., Penn St., Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan St., Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas St.

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