Previously, I had assumed that we'd just put OU/OSU in the current South and that Utah would get moved to the North. Not so fast. It's clear that the conference does not want the imbalance of putting USC in the same division with Oklahoma. This means a complete reconfiguration to a "zipper" alignment. That would also included 1 protected rival, which would be each team's travel partner. So how would this split likely work? I'll call them the "Sooner" and "Trojan" divisions since that's the starting assumption we can be sure of. Sooner Division Oklahoma Trojan Division USC Knowing that, we can also know that by splitting teams with the zipper format Oklahoma State goes to the Trojan Division and UCLA goes to the Sooner Division. The next assumption that is fair to make is that with the California schools, Cal-UCLA would need to play every year and so would USC-Stanford. That gives us this: Sooner Division Oklahoma UCLA Cal Trojan Division USC Stanford Oklahoma State Next, we need to look at the Arizona schools. From a basketball standpoint you'd want to split UCLA and Arizona. We'll use that to guide this decision and put ASU in the Sooner Division with UA in the Trojan Division. Sooner Division Oklahoma UCLA Cal Arizona State Trojan Division USC Stanford Oklahoma State Arizona Turning to the Pacific Northwest, a fair assumption is that Washington-Oregon State and Oregon-Washington State will be the pairs since Oregon-Washington / Oregon State-Washington State would be unbalanced. Since Oregon recruits more than Washington in the southwest and the Washington-USC matchup is the traditional Pac "marquee" matchup between the regions, I'll assume that it breaks as follows: Sooner Division Oklahoma UCLA Cal Arizona State Oregon Washington State Trojan Division USC Stanford Oklahoma State Arizona Washington Oregon State So that leaves Colorado and Utah. Either way, our conference schedule would be the 6 teams in CU's Division, Utah, and 2 of the 6 remaining teams from the other Division on a rotating basis. If this is the setup: Do you like it? Which Division would you prefer CU to be in?