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View Poll Results: Do think U of Maryland & Rutgers U does not belong in the Big Ten Conference?
Yes 3 18.75%
No 13 81.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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I think they do at least in my opinion.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Big Ten belongs in its original 7 state footprint, thus excluding Penn State, Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers. Those 7 states (MN, IA, Wi, IL, IN, MI, OH) are IMHO more the real Midwest than any other states.

Within that 7 state footprint, I would like to see...
Notre Dame
the return of the University of Chicago (stop laughing....i know it would never happen).

So my fantasy Big Ten is in reality the.....

BIG DOZEN
Chicago
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Sure, it's a pipe dream, but it is my pipe dream. And it would be an incredibly mighty academic and athletic powerhouse.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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14 team conferences are a bad thing for college football. Maryland does not belong in the Big Ten much like Louisville does not belong in the ACC, Missouri in the SEC and West Virginia in the Big 12. Now we're seeing Florida play say Ole Miss once every 4 years (unless they met in the SEC title game) with a 14 team conference which is a bad thing.

Power 5 Conferences should each have 12 teams and all play 9 game conference schedules - going into 2016 only the SEC plays an 8 game schedule.

SEC

Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
Kentucky
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
Ole Miss
Miss State
Arkansas
LSU

Big 12

Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Baylor
TCU
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Iowa State
Colorado

Pac 12

Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
California
Stanford
USC
UCLA
Arizona
Arizona State
Utah
BYU

ACC

Boston College
Maryland
Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Wake Forest
Duke
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Florida State
Miami

Big Ten

Nebraska
Minnesota
Iowa
Wisconsin
Illinois
Northwestern
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana
Purdue
Ohio State
Penn State

Big East

Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
West Virginia
Rutgers
Temple
Louisville
UConn
South Florida
Syracuse
UCF
East Carolina
Navy

AAC

Tulane
SMU
Houston
Memphis
Tulsa
North Texas
Rice
Middle Tennessee
Louisiana Tech
UTEP
Florida International
Texas San Antonio

Then you would have the MAC, Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences.

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Old 12-09-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Maryland should have stayed in the ACC- it will be very difficult for them to ever seriously contend in football in the Big 10 (or is it 12?). Rutgers is now in a Power 5 conference, but they will get the tar beat out of them on the gridiron and in hoops. They would be much more competitive in the AAC.
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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14 team conferences are a bad thing for college football. Maryland does not belong in the Big Ten much like Louisville does not belong in the ACC, Missouri in the SEC and West Virginia in the Big 12. Now we're seeing Florida play say Ole Miss once every 4 years (unless they met in the SEC title game) with a 14 team conference which is a bad thing.

Power 5 Conferences should each have 12 teams and all play 9 game conference schedules - going into 2016 only the SEC plays an 8 game schedule.

SEC

Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
Kentucky
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
Ole Miss
Miss State
Arkansas
LSU

Big 12

Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Baylor
TCU
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Iowa State
Colorado

Pac 12

Washington
Washington State
Oregon
Oregon State
California
Stanford
USC
UCLA
Arizona
Arizona State
Utah
BYU

ACC

Boston College
Maryland
Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Wake Forest
Duke
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Florida State
Miami

Big Ten

Nebraska
Minnesota
Iowa
Wisconsin
Illinois
Northwestern
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana
Purdue
Ohio State
Penn State

Big East

Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
West Virginia
Rutgers
Temple
Louisville
UConn
South Florida
Syracuse
UCF
East Carolina
Navy

AAC

Tulane
SMU
Houston
Memphis
Tulsa
North Texas
Rice
Middle Tennessee
Louisiana Tech
UTEP
Florida International
Texas San Antonio

Then you would have the MAC, Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences.
Couldn't agree more.

The only difference is that I would have Nebraska back in the Big XII because of it's storied history in the Old Big 8. Which means Baylor or TCU will have to duke it out for who gets to stay in the conference. Or maybe try to look immediately West for another state school.

I'm personally not a fan of the private schools being in our conference. That was the only thing I destested from Big 8/Southwest Conf. merger.
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Power 5 Conferences should each have 12 teams and all play 9 game conference schedules - going into 2016 only the SEC plays an 8 game schedule.
Yes! And I'll take it one step further: those 12 teams should each play an 11 game round robin schedule. If one team wins out, has the best record: no championship game. If two teams are tied at the end, they play in a championship game. 3 or more tied at season's end? Two are selected by formula (best point differential? Head-to-head competion? other?)
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Maryland's move to the B1G was all about $$ and the crushing debt their AD had saddled them with. Only time will tell whether it was a good move. The ACC wasted no time in replacing them with Louisville which was an upgrade for the conference...
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