Ok, this whole realignment talk is getting a bit out of control,
Let’s think hypothetically for a second, and pretend money isn’t the main factor in this saga. There has been plenty talk of a 4 or 5 super-conference set up, I happen to favor the 5 conference way. You take all the major schools that are “football and basketball” schools and you divide them up regionally.
80 schools would make the cut for the Super-Conferences, They would than form the Pac16, BIG16, SEC, ACC, and what is today the BigXII, for arguments sake were going to call that the MID16.
Here is how I would realign this mess we call the NCAA: (Bold represents newcomers to conference)
|USC||Michigan||Oklahoma St.||LSU||North Carolina|
|Arizona||Michigan St.||Texas||Arkansas||N.C. St.|
|Arizona St.||Penn St.||Texas AM||Georgia||Wake Forest|
|Oregon St.||Illinois||TCU||Miss St.||Virginia Tech|
|Cal||Purdue||Kansas St.||Auburn||Boston College|
|Colorado||Northwestern||Houston||Florida St.||West Virginia|
|Boise St.||Notre Dame||Memphis||Miami||Uconn|
|BYU||Iowa St.||Rice||Louisville||St. Johns|
|Nevada||Cincinnati||New Mexico||Georgia Tech||Rutgers|
|UNLV||Wyoming||New Mexico St.||Clemson||Georgetown|
If there is one thing that the NCAA does have right, it’s the NCAA Means Bball tourney, I wouldn’t dream of touching that, let the committees still pick the top 68 teams to play, rewarding the conference champs with #1 seeds, and than going about there selection the same way they have been doing it forever
We are a very long way away from fixing these problems, but the solutions they have been coming up with lately is just a hot mess. Can we please think about the sport of competition instead of dollar signs