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Conference shifting creates a perfect college football playoff system???


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yeah perfect for the BCS teams, not perfect for everyone left behind… ahem… FAU. :o
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NCowl said

yeah perfect for the BCS teams, not perfect for everyone left behind… ahem… FAU. :o

Agreed! I'm praying that we come out of this realignment looking good……

GO OWLS!

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If they reaaly think they can go from 120 "have a shot at the NC" (HaHAHa) to only say 64 there will be so many lawsuits and governmental inquisitions it will make their heads spin.

Everyone knows it is a monopoly now and it needs to be more inclusive, not less!
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GeorgiaOwl said

If they reaaly think they can go from 120 "have a shot at the NC" (HaHAHa) to only say 64 there will be so many lawsuits and governmental inquisitions it will make their heads spin.

Everyone knows it is a monopoly now and it needs to be more inclusive, not less!

Money talks and Bullsh*t walks. The Haves has 10X the money of the Have Nots. Guess who will win? Seriously, we are not in this equation.
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I saw on sportscenter last night that an alumni of Memphis (I think the CEO of FedEx maybe) is offering any BCS confernece $10 million/year to let them join…so that will test your theory.

On a side note, the Big 12 is talking about staying together due to Colorado and Nebraska only costing them 8-10% of thier TV revenues. Just goes to show again that TV revenue is about 95% of the pie when a school is selected by a conference.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

On a side note, the Big 12 is talking about staying together due to Colorado and Nebraska only costing them 8-10% of thier TV revenues. Just goes to show again that TV revenue is about 95% of the pie when a school is selected by a conference.

The Big 12 is safe for now. Texas decides to stay and other schools are expected to follow Texas' lead.
Texas turns down Pac-10, will stay in Big 12 - NCAA Football - SI.com

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I brooded over this conference realignment all weekend, and it just didn't make any sense. The Pac-Ten needed Texas and all that Texas brought with it, more than Texas needed the Pac-Ten. Especially a Pac-10 where USC will be irrelevant for the next 3 to 4 years. The Colorado and Nebraska jumps were moves that have been speculated on for a few years now, and actually made sense.

Twelve for now at least, seems to be the magic number. If anything, I see the Big East adding programs to meet the magic number. We need to get the d**n stadium built, and win some football games.

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proudowl said

I brooded over this conference realignment all weekend, and it just didn't make any sense. The Pac-Ten needed Texas and all that Texas brought with it, more than Texas needed the Pac-Ten. Especially a Pac-10 where USC will be irrelevant for the next 3 to 4 years. The Colorado and Nebraska jumps were moves that have been speculated on for a few years now, and actually made sense.

Twelve for now at least, seems to be the magic number. If anything, I see the Big East adding programs to meet the magic number. We need to get the d**n stadium built, and win some football games.

Developments in works…..
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New Big 12 Lite just made things tougher for others to reach title game

By Dave George Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Updated: 9:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Miami, Florida and Florida State have won 10 national football championships between them and expect to compete for many more. Too bad their opportunity for ultimate success in the BCS format has just been reduced effectively by half.

That's because of the cobbled-together Big 12 rescue plan, one that upgrades a sweet Texas deal to the ridiculously sublime.

Why shouldn't we just pencil in Texas, and sometimes Oklahoma, as one of the two teams in the BCS national title game for many seasons to come?

Already one or the other of them has appeared in five of the past seven BCS championship games. Now it gets even easier for the winners of the new Big 12 Lite.

The Longhorns and Sooners no longer have to worry about Nebraska, which is gone to the Big Ten by 2011. Also, by reorganizing as a 10-team league, the Big 12 avoids the potential stumbling block of a conference championship game at the end of a perfect regular season.

The conclusion and it's not that much of a stretch is that all this addition by subtraction in Texas' backyard leaves the rest of America scrambling for one spot, not two, in each year's final No. 1-vs.-No. 2 BCS formula.

J.R. Ewing couldn't have plotted it better, and for that you have to hand it to the Longhorns.

Texas scared everybody to death by threatening to lead a mass exodus of Big 12 schools to the Pac-10. Next, according to The New York Times, came a last-minute power play aimed at a favorable revenue share for Texas in the new league, plus permission to build and keep the profits of a separate Longhorns cable TV network.

Finally, when the Pac-10 balked at that, Texas circled all the old Big 12 wagons, acting like a peacemaker and claiming all kinds of advantages from the lesser programs in their watered-down league, programs that were willing to accept any level of abuse in return for staving off the nightmare of conference homelessness.

Bottom line, the Longhorns went nowhere and wound up with just about everything, including the whimpering subservience of rivals like Oklahoma, which pledged publicly to follow Texas wherever it went, and Texas A&M, which flirted with the SEC but froze up on this Wild West showdown when it actually came time to draw.

Maybe proceeding without a Big 12 championship game doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

Think back to last December, though, when Texas edged Nebraska 13-12 in the conference title game. If not for officials scrambling to put one second back on the clock on a pass that Colt McCoy threw out of bounds, there would have been no winning field goal for the Longhorns and no BCS championship game opportunity for Texas against Alabama.

Think of 1998, FSU fans, when unbeaten Kansas State lost the Big 12 title game in double overtime to Texas A&M. Without that outcome, the Seminoles wouldn't have gotten their BCS title shot against Tennessee.

Think of 1996, Florida boosters, when the Gators won their first national title in an unexpected rematch with FSU. If not for two season-ending upsets, including unranked Texas over No. 3 Nebraska in the Big 12 title game, Florida wouldn't have been in the championship game in the first place.

If there's a fly in the ointment for the new Big 12 Lite, it's that dead period between Thanksgiving and the final BCS rankings, when the winners of conference championship games get a critical poll vault over teams at rest. The Big Ten has had problems with this in the past.

Scheduling a tough non-conference schedule could make up for that a bit. Oklahoma gets credit here for playing FSU in 2010 and 2011 and scheduling home-and-home deals with Notre Dame and Tennessee in coming seasons. Texas, not surprisingly, takes it a little easier, lining up UCLA the next two years, BYU in 2011 and future home-and-home packages with Ole Miss and Minnesota.

If that's not enough to boost the league's power ratings, the Big 12 can actually earn its name again by getting back up to a dozen programs and returning to the championship game format. Anything's negotiable, as Texas has shown us.

Sure is a lot of fuss over Texas and Oklahoma, who between them have a 2-4 record in BCS title games.

Sure is a mess for everybody else.

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