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Another Realignment Possibility?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm also posting this on Rivals, but wanted to get it onto AB too.

    I don't think the odds of this one happening are very high, but I thought I'd pass it along anyway:

    The Pac 10 decides that the only way to get the revenue bang they are looking for is to be the first mover in the superconference sweepstakes.

    Here's how it would work:

    1. Pac 10 becomes the Pac 16.

    2. New teams are Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma and Kansas

    3. The new teams plus Arizona and Arizona State form one division of the conference with the original Pac 8 members forming the other division.

    4. Conference further divides into zippered subdivisions. Something like UT, CU, UofA and KU being one group / OU, TAMU, Utah and ASU the other subdivision within that division. Basically, splitting the Texas schools and the Southern California schools for recruiting fairness.

    5. The 4 subdivision champions play a 2 round playoff to determine the conference champion.

    Basically, this gives the conference revenue for 3 playoff games, dramatically increases the odds of getting 2 berths into major bowl games while taking the best bowl tie-ins from the Big 12, and allowing for a TV network that includes the following markets and should be on a basic tier in all of them:

    #2 Los Angeles, #5 Dallas-Ft. Worth, #6 San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, #10 Houston, #12 Phoenix, #13 Seattle-Tacoma, #16 Denver, #20 Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, #22 Portland, #28 San Diego, #31 Salt Lake City, #32 Kansas City, and #37 San Antonio plus a host of smaller markets west of the Mississippi that are in the top 100 (e.g., #45 Oklahoma City, #48 Austin, #66 Tucson, #75 Spokane, #92 Colorado Springs/Pueblo, etc., etc.).

    What's everyone think? Anyone heard something similar?
     
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  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    No no noooooooooooo
     
  3. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I just think this is a bit too much change to expect to happen in one swoop.
     
  4. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

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    Haven't heard much lately but thanks for passing this along. If nothing else, the speculation sure is helping keep this offseason entertaining!
     
  5. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    I can assure you that Oklahoma will not be going anywhere without Okie Light. Any scenario without the pair together just won't happen.
     
  6. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    That would ****ing suck.
     
  7. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Not my idea of a super conf with anything involving texass. I've had my fill of them.
     
  8. Timbuff10

    Timbuff10 Member

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    How about CU and Utah to the Pac10 and CU gets mixed in the division with the SoCal schools and Dan Hawkins gets fired. Then we are able to schedule OOC games with one of NU, KU, OU, and MU every year along with the Rams and another random east coast school each year. Oh yeah, and we start winning again because Dan Hawkins is no longer the coach. And we go back to the 1990 style uniforms and never change them again.

    If this happened Timbuff would become a huge donor and spank his monkey to a ralphie logo every night.
     
  9. Del

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    I love it. That would be my best case scenario for CU.
     
  10. Buffsoldier

    Buffsoldier Well-Known Member

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    With the exception of the last nine words of Tim's post, yeah. I didn't need to read that....
     
  11. UrbanaBuff

    UrbanaBuff Member

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    What is up with this whole zipper idea for division alignments? I get why people are throwing it out there, but I think it is baseless. Divisional formats should minimize travel costs and maximize regional rivalries. Tough ****skies if ASU or Washington loses a game in SoCal every other year.
     
  12. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    How about this, AZ and ASU go with the Texas schools to hell and we build a super conf out of the Big 8 and Pac 8.
     
  13. superdeluxe

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    Saw yesterday the CFB live panel talking about maybe Kansas to the Pac-10. Kansas to the Pac-10 only makes sense if there is a much larger expansion (like a pac-16). A Pac-12 with Kansas and Colorado does not make any sense. So your theory would fit inline with that.
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    That Kansas ticket scandal couldn't have come at a worse time.
    The KU administrators have to deal with two big challenges at the same time, and are might just do both poorly.
     
  15. OKCBuff

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    And the salaries for Gill and Self won't help things. They could go into the deep red fast.
     

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