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Superconference Fun

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Figured I'd have some fun with the 16-team superconferences and see how I'd put those pieces together.

    ACC-16
    Boston College
    Clemson
    Duke
    Georgia Tech
    Maryland
    Miami
    North Carolina
    Virginia
    Wake Forest
    + Pittsburgh, Connecticut, West Virginia, Louisville, South Florida, Syracuse, Cincinnati

    Big 16
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Nebraska
    Northwestern
    Minnesota
    Ohio State
    Penn State
    Purdue
    Wisconsin
    + Notre Dam, Rutgers, Kansas, Missouri

    Pac-16
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    Cal
    Colorado
    Oregon
    Oregon State
    Stanford
    UCLA
    USC
    Utah
    Washington
    Washington State
    + Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech

    SEC-16
    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Auburn
    Florida
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    LSU
    Mississippi
    Mississippi State
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Vanderbilt
    + Florida State, Texas A&M, NC State, Virginia Tech

    That leaves KSU, ISU and Baylor orphaned from the Big 12 as well as TCU orphaned from the Big East. Rather than joining the MWC, I'd see them starting a new conference on their own. But it would probably pick up enough MWC teams to create another 16-team conference that was just below AQ status.

    Air Force
    Baylor
    Boise State
    BYU
    Colorado State
    Fresno State
    Houston
    Iowa State
    Kansas State
    Nevada
    New Mexico
    San Diego State
    SMU
    TCU
    Tulsa
    UNLV
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I honestly don't see any reason for the Pac 12 to expand.
     
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    It seems like sacky really wants to see the pac-16 happen
     
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    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    sacky's been a huge advocate of pairing up with Texas....all along.
     
  6. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    Nik,

    I didnt see hawaii in the wac list
     
  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    fify.:lol:
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Well, I'm glad there's no ambiguity in my opinion on the subject.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ugh. I really think that the PAc's options after 14 (if youtake OU and UT) really suck ass. Why not wait some years and see which of the more western schools continue to develop?
     
  10. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    who might that be?
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    :rofl2:
     
  12. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    csu :rolling_eyes:. I mean, they got new parking lots and sidewalks.
     
  13. CsquaredCC

    CsquaredCC Well-Known Member

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    A 16 team conference situated like that would probably be worthy of AQ status. May be able to negotiate a fairly decent television contract as well with some of the markets at play and be compact enough to keep travel costs in check. Although I would substitute UTEP for Tulsa.

    Mountain
    Boise State
    BYU
    Air Force
    Colorado State
    Iowa State
    Kansas State
    Nevada
    UNLV

    South
    TCU
    Baylor
    Houston
    SMU
    Fresno State
    SDSU
    New Mexic
    UTEP
     
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  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    where is the fun?
     
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  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    A Nevada school mebbe. I just see no reason to rush into a marriage with ****ing tt
     
  16. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Seriously why the need to expand to 16 teams?
     
  17. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    No way the SEC would be interested in NC State.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In my pants. I thought I should leave it there instead of inserting it into the thread. :wink2:
     
  19. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    The thought of another round of conference expansion this soon, quite frankly, gives me a queasy stomach. I dread the thought that we might end up in the Big XII South (in effect) after we went through all we did in order to escape those ****tards. I guess I knew that it was likely somewhere down the road, but having it come up this soon is really killing the buzz of the Pac move.

    In my perfect world, if Aggy moves to the SEC, the XII Lite scavenges 1 or 3 new schools to fill in and carry on. I dread the prospect of Texas joining the Pac, cringe at the prospect of Tech (really, TECH???) joining the Pac, and am not fond of the Okie schools joining, but ... whatever. Virtually every reason we had for moving last year would be blown out of the water with this expansion scenario. I can only hope (although I'm fairly certain) that Larry Scott would only pursue such an expansion if it were in the very best interest of the existing 12 members.

    My hope is that we can kill it with fire. Otherwise, I don't know that we have much choice other than to grin and bear it. This blows.
     
  20. fervorfactor

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    I'm with those who think the PAC12 with 12 teams is perfect. Larry Scott made his bid last spring and got shut down by the Texas schools. Things have changed since then with the Longhorn Network and TAMU probably defecting. There is no reason for the PAC to expand even if the SEC takes on 2 or 4 other schools. The PAC owns the west and is financially sound. The conference will always be viable and if expansion is required, there are options. I'd love to see Texas pound sand.
     
  21. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Very interesting from the perspective of the original Pac-10 schools. If I am WSU, Oregon St, etc, I am wondering about the benefits of the potential for additional funds for my program versus the prospect of becoming even a longer shot of ever winning anything in this new mega conference.







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  22. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    for the last time, you are the only person who thinks herpes are fun.
     
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  23. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I say revive the ol' southwest conference, minus the gAggies. Bring back SMU and Rice, and then grad one other school (like Houston). Rename it the Dust Bowl 12 and viola, problem solved.

    We don't need a remake of Grapes of Wrath. The 12PAC is perfectly fermented, as is.
     
  24. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    I like the Pac12 as it is too, but expansion is inevitable. As much as we hate Texas, they're still a big fish that (along with a load of bulls**t) brings money, winning programs, good academics, great college town, fertile recruiting ground, oh and MONEY.

    Texas will be in the Pac and it will happen soon. Larry Scott has all the leverage right now, and my guess is he will use it now to beat Texas into submission on media rights, revenue sharing, etc. The time to negotiate with Texas is when they are the most vulnerable which is right now as their conference is crumbling around them.

    I despise the idea of sharing a conference with Texas again, but I'm resigned to the thought that it's probably inevitable.
     
  25. Idot Buff

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    We can kick UT's ass. Hey, just dream that it is the early 90's......
     
  26. Daaah

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    Air force? Air force gets too much respect on this board. The fact is, they suck.
     
  27. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    You better want it to expand for CU's sake if super conferences happen
     
  28. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Air Force sucks? REALLY? Winning with talent every year that no other FBS schools would have is pretty damn good to me. Air Force is a daamn good football team year in year out for the talent they have, DAMN ****ING GOOD TEAM!
     
  29. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Six bowls this decade. No fewer than 8 wins under Calhoun. Gone 34-18 since 2007 when Calhoun was hired compared to two straight four win seasons under DeBerry.
     
  30. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    With what kind of talent? I can tell you a lot less talented than CU
     

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