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    If a league went to 14...

    How would scheduling work for 14 teams?

    I heard it suggested that you'd have 6 division games, plus either...
    1. 1 protected rival and 1-2 other conf games OR
    2. 2-3 other conf games

    That means in FB you could potentially see other conference opponents at home only 1 time every 12 years, but more likely 1 time every 6 years if they up to 9 conf games.

    Then in BB, you'd have 12 games within your division (home-home), and 7 games with the other division (alternate home-home every other year) to make 19 conference games. And I thought you couldn't go any higher than 18 that we are doing this year.

    I don't even want to think about what scheduling would be like for a 16 team league. I know some have suggested pods, but that'd be impossible to mesh for a football conference championship because you'd have to have a playoff system within your own conference and then add a week to the schedule somewhere while most teams had 2 weeks off at the end of the season. This would eliminate bye weeks too...And a 16 team conference scheduling for basketball...See the Big East...not quite ideal.

    I propose we go to two 48 team conferences. Either North/South or East/West. That sets it up pro-style just like NFL and MLB to determine a champion. Scheduling is going to be a nightmare for any number of teams beyond 12, so we may as well up it to 48.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    The best number for a mega conference is 18 members. Split into two divisions of nine. Play the eight others in your division,four at home,four on the road and four non conference games of your choosing.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Not trying to pick a fight cyspy, but what would be the point of being in a conference with teams you would never play except possibly in a conference championship? I would never want to have more than 12 teams no matter what it meant in terms of $$$



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Single round robin, 13 games, play one in Hawaii so it doesn't count against limit.




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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Not trying to pick a fight cyspy, but what would be the point of being in a conference with teams you would never play except possibly in a conference championship? I would never want to have more than 12 teams no matter what it meant in terms of $$$
    You're right. Just saw that the SEC's goal is 16 teams, although we all knew that already

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf-wp4902

    Essentially, you have two distinct conferences of 8 who basically help with non-conference scheduling and share a championship game.

    Why not just break the two conferences of 8 into separate conferences though?...A Big 8? That'd be a novel idea.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    This, my friends, is why superconferences are such a bad idea. What is really the point of being in a conference with someone you don't even meet on the field?

    I'll never understand the fascination with these 16 team megaconferences.


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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    I personally like the idea of 16 better than 12 or 14. It will play like two 8 team conferences with 1-2 games against the other division that is almost like a high quality out of conference game. Then each division champ is determined by a more true round-robin style than the current 12 team conferences.

    The only real difference from being in an 8 team conference is you get more combined resources for marketing/TV network, a football championship game, and lots of scheduling options for all of the other sports.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Honestly, if everyone goes to 16, I will cease being a CFB fan. I'll just be an ISU fan with no interest in other games. Money has ruined CFB and it's all going to collapse on itself eventually.

    Say down the road, the SEC, Big 11 and Pac 12 are making $50M+ in TV revenue. Does anyone think that they won't start paying players after they leave the NCAA? An extra $5k a player turns into $10k, which turns into $20k. Anyone who can't afford it is SOL.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Quote Originally Posted by LivntheCyLife View Post
    I personally like the idea of 16 better than 12 or 14. It will play like two 8 team conferences with 1-2 games against the other division that is almost like a high quality out of conference game. Then each division champ is determined by a more true round-robin style than the current 12 team conferences.

    The only real difference from being in an 8 team conference is you get

    more combined resources for marketing/TV network,
    a football championship game,
    and lots of scheduling options for all of the other sports
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    1. You can make a network with two conferences. Imagine a Big 12/Pac 12 partnership. You could have all the inventory you could ever want along with shared resources. If 16 teams get you more inventory, there are other ways you can do it than throwing teams into conferences you don't see too often in football.
    2. You don't need a football championship game if everyone meets. If this issue is that this gets teams closer to a playoff, then why not make a true playoff system rather than trying to do it within 16+ team conferences.
    3. I would think superconfrences would restrict scheduling more than help it. You're locked into games with teams you might only see every 2 out of 12 years instead of scheduling who you want to.



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    Re: If a league went to 14...

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    This, my friends, is why superconferences are such a bad idea. What is really the point of being in a conference with someone you don't even meet on the field?

    I'll never understand the fascination with these 16 team megaconferences.

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