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Yes 4 15.38%
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Maybe, but it needs tweeking 9 34.62%
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:02 AM
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Last night, some forumers brought something up that I found interesting. Since the Mountain West may not become a BCS conference, some are suggesting that the top MWC schools and Boise State could join BCS conferences.
Also, there's talk of Mizzou leaving the Big XII, and someone brought up Colorado leaving, so why not? Let's see how it might look....

Green = new school

BIG XII

North

- Iowa St., Kansas, Kansas St., Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St.

South

- Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech


Pac 10

Northwest

- Boise St., Cal, Oregon, Oregon St., Stanford, Washington, WSU

Southwest

- Arizona, ASU, BYU, Colorado, UCLA, USC, Utah


Big Ten (really twelve if Mizzou is added)

East

- Indiana, Michigan, Michigan St., Ohio St., Penn St., Purdue

West

- Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Northwestern, Wisconsin


And some one's gotta fill that spot U of H will leave behind, so maybe put North Texas or one of the Louisiana SunBelt schools..... or move one FCS school up, like UT-Arlington, Texas State maybe?
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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I like it.

But could Boise State really be competitive in the Pac10 in other sports ?

( I haven't researched Boise State's other sports )
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:20 AM
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Well this is just based on football and what people have been talking about and what they want.

I'm not sure how Boise St. would fair in other sports.


If there were a re-alignment, I think this would be best.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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I would have no problem with that re-alignment. That would make the Big 12 north more competitive and the Big 12 south would remain competitive with TCU and Houston added.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Awesome thread. I like most of what I see, but I will share my ideas when I get home. I am super busy here at work.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I like it a lot - especially Mizzou to the Big 10. Since Notre Dame refuses to come to the adult table to eat, Mizzou would be a neat addition. I've also heard Louisville I think it was considering joining the Big 10.

I also think Boise State could compete with the Pac-10 in basketball in short time. They have a legitimate college basketball arena - a nice, new facility - and I'm sure a lot of kids would consider them moreso if they were in a major conference. It's a no-brainer due to how bad the Pac-10 is this year in basketball - that conference is god-awful this season.

I like this a lot actually.

The one caveat I had was that I felt the Pac-10 were given a lot of teams. I probably wouldn't add Colorado to the Pac-10 - their football program has been in shambles for 5 years now and their basketball program is almost non-existent. Maybe they should move to a lesser conference.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Overall interesting.

Still the Big 10 will have major balance issues. PSU, OSU and Michigan in one division? That's worse than the Big XII south.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:38 PM
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I guess the Pac 10 could ax Washington State out of the conference and Colorado could go to the Mountain West....
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Interesting realignment. I could see the Pac-10 taking Colorado and Utah. Other than academics, it is a simple case of how much of the tv market and revenue from ticket sales that a college will bring to the Pac. Idaho (Boise) is a rather small market. Colorado and the Plains region is much larger, which will add both money and exposure. Boise adds very little to the Pac. Sure, they have been competitive in football, but in every other sport, no way! Basketball is a very rare exception this year. BYU has some non-sport restrictions that would prevent them to join the Pac-10 (i.e playing on Sundays).

Now, looking into academics, only CU offers as much as Pac-10 schools in terms of research, rated programs/schools, and reputation.

IMO, only CU and Utah would be a good fit. Wazzu could get axed and we could add Long Beach Poly. The Jackrabbits would be more competitive and probably have more fans at their games.

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Overall interesting.

Still the Big 10 will have major balance issues. PSU, OSU and Michigan in one division? That's worse than the Big XII south.
This is likely to happen regardless who the Big 10 invites as the 12th member, unless they create some bizarre north south allignment

north:

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Northwestern

South:

Penn State, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Mizzou/Rutgers
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