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    It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    This is terrible news for the Big East. They will likely lose their BCS automatic qualifier status to this new conference. http://espn.go.com/college-football/...-only-alliance


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Are they planning on losing members?



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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    It won't be at 22 for very long. We'll take some Big East and the Big East will take some of them.




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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    IMHO I think the Big East is dead. I see this 22 team conference getting the nod of a BCS AQ over a 6 team Big East. Boise won't join the Big East because of this and they now have a path to an AQ spot. WVU and Louisville will be even more motivated to join the Big 12 and we go back to 12 (I still believe Mizzou isn't going anywhere). The Big East as a football conference will fall and become an olympic sport only conference.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Looks like 22 will soon be 18 and 4 go to BE.

    CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy reported Friday that the Big East is poised to invite four schools, three of them from Conference USA and the Mountain West -- Boise State and Air Force from the Mountain West, Central Florida from Conference USA and Navy, an independent.
    "I believe Boise and Air Force are gone [to the Big East]," said one source familiar with the Mountain West.
    One industry source said there are only four schools with television appeal among the 22 currently in the Mountain West and Conference USA. The Big East would be taking two of them, Air Force and Boise. SMU and Houston are the others.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Boise, 3 more could get Big East invite next week - CBSSports.com

    Once divided on whether to invite Boise State, the Big East is now united on extending an invitation to the Broncos, along with Air Force, Navy and UCF, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com.

    Boise State, Air Force and UCF have indicated they are receptive to joining the Big East. Navy is prepared to also commit once a higher exit fee has been established, sources said. The official invitations to UCF, Boise State, Air Force and Navy could be extended as early as next week.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Boise and AFA would be stupid to leave this MWC/CUSA and join the Service Academy, Temple and Villanova conference. Even if WVU and Louisville stay, the best team from the MWC/CUSA will usually be as good or better than the weakened Big East. The SOS of that new Big East will not be good.

    This is one time where a little patience would really help a program like BSU.

    If BYU doesn't join us, I'm guessing they join this too at some point.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Wow, 22 team conference. That's crazy. CRAZY AWESOME... not.

    If you had the MWC and C-USA merging to become our first super-conference, please step forward and claim your prize.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    2 Non BCS conferences doen't make 1 AQ. Sorry does not count as a superconference.



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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    What a terrible idea. Whats the point of having a "conference" if you don't play half the teams?

    I hate this realignment thing, it's making me wonder if college sports' best days are behind us.



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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    2 Non BCS conferences doen't make 1 AQ. Sorry does not count as a superconference.
    It looks like they are being proactive thinking that if they can hold onto Boise State and Air Force they can kill the Big East and get its BCS bid.



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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    2 Non BCS conferences doen't make 1 AQ. Sorry does not count as a superconference.
    Quote Originally Posted by farminclone View Post
    What a terrible idea. Whats the point of having a "conference" if you don't play half the teams?

    I hate this realignment thing, it's making me wonder if college sports' best days are behind us.
    stated so much more eloquently than I would have but let me try..


    STUPID. Pointless. Herd the lemmings so they can run off the cliff together.

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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    It looks like they are being proactive thinking that if they can hold onto Boise State and Air Force they can kill the Big East and get its BCS bid.
    I don't think taking a bunch of nobodies and mixing them with 2 or 3 mediocre teams gets one the AQ. I'm not sure how the rights to the BCS AQ works if its solely up to the NCAA or if the Big East could sell it off basicly.



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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    I don't think taking a bunch of nobodies and mixing them with 2 or 3 mediocre teams gets one the AQ. I'm not sure how the rights to the BCS AQ works if its solely up to the NCAA or if the Big East could sell it off basicly.
    I dont think they can loose it unless they go under a certain # of teams or it gets voted away from them in a BCS vote year, which I think is in two years or something like that.


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    Re: It's official Conference USA and Mtn West merge to 22 team conference

    What is better for a quality BCS Bowl team?

    Boise State
    Houston
    Hawaii
    Fresno State
    Nevada
    AFA
    SMU
    UCF

    or

    WVU (good chance they're gone)
    Louisville (good chance they're gone)
    UConn (good chance they're gone)
    South Florida
    Cincy
    Navy
    Rutgers

    MWC and CUSA schools should sit tight, the top 5-6 teams of this league are much better than what the top 5-6 teams in the Big East will likely be. If Utah, BYU, and TCU were still around this league would absolutely stomp the Big East at the top. Even without them, I'll gladly put my money down on this champion over the Big East most years.



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