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Old 09-03-2019, 11:54 AM
 
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What if each Power5 conference had a Gof5 conference attached to it which would serve as a "feeder"?
Geographically the partners would be:

SEC - Sun
Big12 - CUSA
ACC - AAC
B1G - MAC
PAC - MWC

At the end of each season the Gof5 conference champ would play the last place team from the P5 conference it is affiliated with in a relegation/promotion game. If the Gof5 school wins they get "promoted" to the big time and the loser gets relegated to the feeder group.

Using 2017 standings we'd have seen:

AAC champs UCF vs. 3-9 North Carolina (Pretty sure UCF would have promoted and would be in the ACC this season).
MWC champs Boise vs. 1-11 Oregon St.
MAC champs Toledo vs. 2-10 Illinois
CUSA champs FAU vs. 1-11 Kansas
SUN champs Troy vs. 4-8 Tennessee

2018 would have produced:

AAC champs UCF vs. 2-10 Louisville (would likely have given us Notre Dame @UCF last night...)
MWC champs Fresno St. vs. 2-10 Oregon St.
MAC champs N. Illinois vs. 1-11 Rutgers.
CUSA champs UAB vs. Kansas.
SUN champs App. St. Vs. 2-10 Arkansas.

If/when teams are relegated/promoted they simply inherit each other's schedules for the next season.

No more cryng about Gof5 not getting a chance in the playoffs. They are no longer eligible for the CFP in this system, but may promote and THEN be eligible. So 2017 season's UCF would likely be in the ACC in 2018 season playing NC's schedule. Looking at that schedule, they'd likely still be unbeaten (though maybe not), but would almost certainly have represented the Coastal instead of 4 loss Pitt.

Obviously if it happened, the conferences could choose their own "feeder" conferences, and could potentially "build their own" from among all of the available Gof5 schools. The Gof5 schools could also share in revenue with their P5 partner (a small %, which would likely be more than they get under the current system).

I'd also force the P5 conferences to move to at least 12 teams (all but the Big12 currently have that anyway).

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Old 09-03-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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Is the goal to make sure the top teams don't play weaker non-conference games? Otherwise, I'm not sure I see the point.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:07 PM
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The P5 conferences would hate playing games in much smaller stadia. Most of those G5 schools you listed have a home stadium that seats < 30K. Most of the P5 schools have stadia that seat north of 50K. That's at least 20K tickets per home date that they'd give up after promoting a G5 school. That alone makes the idea a non-starter.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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I should also mention that I do understand this is something that is not likely to ever be taken seriously, but I do think it would be pretty cool.

What will ultimately happen is the P5 schools will likely form their own subdivision where Go5 schools aren't included at all, except for potential out of conference filler games.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:36 PM
 
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Is the goal to make sure the top teams don't play weaker non-conference games? Otherwise, I'm not sure I see the point.
Point would be to spice things up. KANSAS wins 3 games or less each of the last 9 seasons. Let them play the CUSA champs to stay in the big 12. They could get back in the following season.

Give the better G5 teams a real seat at the table.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Point would be to spice things up. KANSAS wins 3 games or less each of the last 9 seasons. Let them play the CUSA champs to stay in the big 12. They could get back in the following season.

Give the better G5 teams a real seat at the table.
How many times has Kansas won the Big 12 basketball title? Conferences aren't just football.
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Old Today, 02:14 AM
 
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I just don't get why it's not already organyze like this, but i'a european so I'am use to the promotion/relegation system.
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