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What are your thoughts on a Pac-14?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 19, 2011.

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Preference in a Pac-14?

  1. Trojan Division (but I don't like this)

    18 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. Trojan Division (I like this setup)

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. Sooner Division (but I don't like this)

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Sooner Division (I like this setup)

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    After reading Wilner's latest blog and taking a look at various boards, I have a better feel for how a Pac-14 would work and how it would set up for CU.

    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?
     
  2. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Assuming we go to 14+, zipper is the only way to go.
     
  3. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Trojan. But either would be fine. Still would prefer only 12, but 14 is fine so long as UT is not included.
     
  4. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    That setup gives me hope that a Pac 14 wouldn't be a horrible thing for us. I voted Trojan, but either would be acceptable to me.
     
  5. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    I voted for the condom division. I just wish the Sooners weren't joined at the hip with little brother.
     
  6. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Like the set up either way as it gets each team into the coveted recruiting markets. I voted Trojan but it really would not matter long term.

    Looking back, I wouild probably vote Sooner in this arrangement as I would like to play Cal every year rather than Stanford. I think they will end up being a natural rival more than Utah will and a game every year would build that out.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I like the Pac 12.
     
  8. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Ah heck. Voted before reading the details. I'd rather be in the Sooner division now.
     
  9. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    I would say the Trojan division for sure. Stanford's success is temporary and there is no one else in that division that is really good all that often. While the Sooner division has Oregon who I think is going to be good pretty much from now on. So you would have to climb over two perennial powers instead of just one.

    Although I do like the venues better in the Sooner division. I would still choose the Trojan division.
     
  10. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Long term, I'd say that Washington is or will be a good team in the Trojan division.
     
  11. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Sooner Division.Playing Cal and UCLA every year would make up for having to deal with Stoops every year.
     
  12. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    One could also argue USC might be kind of good whenever they hire a real coach and get off of probation.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Assuming this happens, which I pray to God it doesn't, I'd prefer the Trojan division. Stanford every two years is a better travel destination than Cal.
     
  14. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    **** tejas!
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    USC division for sure.
     
  16. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i like the idea of 14 overall. "no Texas, no problem" is my motto. i voted i "don't like this" but only because i couldn't honestly say i DO like it but could live with it. like Trojan over Sooner in this scenario.
     
  17. SINKRATZ

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    Until Mike has an aneurism or is fired for killing an assistant coach on the sideline, you're stuck playing at least one Stoops every year in this scenario.
     

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