1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Assuming 6 to Pac and 1 to Big 10(1) as it now looks, can remaining members raid MWC?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffedup, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    7,580
    Likes Received:
    845
    Since it is looking like MU may be out in the cold(ouch!). Is 5 teams remaining powerful enough to raid the MWC, instead of the other way around. Gonna be some really interesting power plays happening. Any insights as to the technicalities of TV contracts, BCS AQ, etc. will favor one conference over the other?
     
  2. UrbanaBuff

    UrbanaBuff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    13
    Yes. And not only the MWC but also the C-USA. They are poised, as long as they keep Mizzou, to still be relevant. They will still likely be better than the Big East and ACC in terms of football.

    The seven (or nine) teams I'd add are: Utah, BYU, Boise State, Houston, Memphis, TCU, New Mexico (Air Force, UNLV). That puts them in some big TV markets with up-and-coming teams that can compete with the BCS regulars.
     
  3. Timbuff10

    Timbuff10 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,779
    Likes Received:
    73
    Dont assume the Pac will add 6. It makes more sense to just add Utah and CU especially if the Big X is only adding NU.
     
  4. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    16,901
    Likes Received:
    227
    Depends. A 5 team conference consisting of Missouri, the Kansas schools, Baylor and Iowa state is stronger than the Mountain West 9 teams? I think the conference will dissolve which is kind of sad but oh well. Mountain West will probably try to grab the Kansas schools and Baylor. Missouri will probably sit tight and hope for a Big 10 invite. Don't know what Iowa State will do.


    I still think Kansas if they can get rid of their little brother can go East somewhere or possibly SEC.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  5. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,547
    Likes Received:
    48
    If the league drops under six isn't it disbanded by the NCAA? I don't know if they'd have the option. I think they'd have to reorganize and build from there.
     
  6. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    91
    I've been trying to find the specific NCAA bylaw on conferences. Basically so far it says you must have 6 members to be organized as a conference. Haven't found any rules on "replacements due to expansion from other conferences". The one "sure thing" I found is that the NCAA Basketball Tourney revenues normally stay with the conference when a team departs, with the exception of a conference losing 50% of its members, then the "units" move with the schools to their new conferences.

    TV contract wise, I am certain there are "outs" for the networks for such a wholesale turnover in the product lineup. This isn't the Big East losing 3 and replacing 3.

    And, there is no way the 5 remaining members are strong enough to raid the MWC. Commish Craig Thompson would eat Dan Beebe alive in any strategy that pitted the two together.
     
  7. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,787
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    I think they can make $20+ million per school with 16 teams and probably 12 million or so with 12, so I would be surprised if they didn't go to 16
     
  8. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    665
    It would be smart for the big 12 left overs to raid another conference and collect on the fat checks that will be written by the 7 departing schools, that in itself is a huge financial windfall.
     
  9. UrbanaBuff

    UrbanaBuff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    13
    Sure, Beebe is an idot. But I don't understand how the MWC has leverage. Doesn't the Big XII have WAY more name recognition than the MWC? Don't you think Utah and BYU, who may have been dreaming for years of joining the Big XII, would seize the opportunity if it comes? And like Nebraska, all it may take to blow up the MWC is to have one or two of its better teams leave.
     

Share This Page