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OU/OSU media's perspective

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Lt.Col.FrankSlade, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2005
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    FWIW --

    The OU media people think that Nebraska is going to the Big 10, and possibly ONLY Nebraska is going to the Big 10.

    Due to the fact that there really is not a team out there on par with Nebraska to replace and bring IN to the Big 12, the media here think that Texas, A&M, Tech, OU, OSU, and Colorado will be going to the Pac-10.

    The OU media seems to think that the Pac X will be split into "West" and "East" divisions -- no pods. The "West" division will consist of all the current Pac-10 school, less Arizona and Arizona State. All of the Big 12 school will joint UA and ASU in forming the "East" division.

    Each school will play its division rivals, every single year. This will make up 7 games of the schedule. Each school will play 2 teams from the other division, every single year. One game at home, one game away. The cross-division opponents will rotate. This would mean that Colorado would play Texas, A&M, Tech, OU, OSU, UA and ASU every single year - and then play two of the Pac-10 "West" teams each year. This is substantially different from the "pod" system I have seen on this board.

    Also-- even if Texas, A&M, Tech, OU, OSU, Colorado and Nebraska leave the Big 12 conference, it is very likely that the remaining members of the Big 12 conference would continue to exist, and bring in some new schools (TCU, Houston, Rice, Boise State, etc.) to make it a 12 team league again. The BCS rules have certain requirements for conferences to remain qualified for BCS bowls. The requirements for automatic qualification to BCS bowls are based on prior performance. In other words, for the Big 12, Big East, ACC, SEC, etc. to continue to qualify for BCS bowls from 2014-2017, the conference must meet certain qualifications from 2010-2013. Even if 7 teams leave, the "exit" won't actually occur for 2 or 3 years. That means that even after all those teams leave, the Big 12 conference will more than likely retain it's automatic BCS invitation status for at least 3 more years.

  2. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

    Jun 30, 2009
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    That would make sense for BYU and Air Force to replace CU and Nebraska in the Big 12.

    It seems like the Big 12 will remain intact sans CU and NU.

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