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View Poll Results: which option do you prefer?
8 conferences, 12 teams each for total of 96 6 85.71%
4 conferences, 16 teams each for total of 64 1 14.29%
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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College football has moved from a model of 12 team leagues (generally speaking) in a number of regions in the nation to a consolidation into what appears to be 16 team conferences, 4 of them, arguably with their 4 champions going into post-season championship play.

There are obviously countless set ups you could have in major conferences, but I'm going to go with these two to set up a competition as to which one you think is best. and, more importantly, why.

and, i'll be honest that both my plans generally ignore most mid-majors which may be a good disucssion for another thread: do mid-majors belong with BCS schools in a play-off?

so hopefully you will forgive me for putting some parameters on what the two set ups may be. I've taken the liberty to establish these as...

OPTION 1: 12 TEAM CONFERENCES
THE MORE TRADITIONAL AND REGIONAL SET UP, MORE SCHOOLS


My parameters: 8 conferences, 12 teams each (96 total), serving 8 regions of the nation with a mix of existing and possibly new conferences (northeast, south atlantic, mid south, midwest, great plains, Texas-SW, Rockies, Pacific). so in this set up, conferences stay closer to traditional bases. 11 game round robin schedule played in each conference; conference championship game only if there is a season's end tie. 4 major bowls become first round of 8 team play-off.

OPTION 2: 16 TEAM CONFERENCES
MORE EXPANDED FOOTPRINT, FEWER SCHOOLS


Paradmeters here: 4 conferences, 16 teams each, total 64. Each conference has two divisions which will meet in a championship game. 11 conference games (like above) with 7 round robin in division and 4 of 8 teams in opposite division. 4 winners go into 4 team play off.

again: mid-majors are getting cheated here, but I'm saving that topic for another thread.

i'm just wondering what you guys see as the better set up for the fan and for all concerned. and why.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I would vote for the 8 conferences of 12 except that ship has sailed...

So 4 conferences with 16 should be the only D-I in football. Or be a semi-pro league.

The remaining should just go play I-AA.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Obviously, option 1 would be more fair to most fans. Even with a wide berth of 64 schools, a fair number run the risk of being shut out only because they didn't play big time ball in the stone ages before "media markets" and all this crap mattered.

But the conferences are too greedy (not saying bad or good, but its the truth) to give slots to poor sisters, even if they COULD be built up.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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I would vote for the 8 conferences of 12 except that ship has sailed...

So 4 conferences with 16 should be the only D-I in football. Or be a semi-pro league.

The remaining should just go play I-AA.
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