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    Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    I think these large conferences with locked divisions don't work well. If the Big 12 goes back to 12 teams here is my proposal. The teams would be aligned in pods of three. For example:

    Pod 1: Iowa State, Kansas, K State
    Pod 2: TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor
    Pod 3: Texas, OU, OSU
    Pod 4: WVU, Florida State, Clemson

    Pods rotate each other year (for six years) to make divisions in FB and BB. Example:
    Year 1 - Pods 1 and 3; 2 and 4 are divisions
    Year 2- Same as year 1(that way division can play home and home in FB in consecutive years)
    Year 3 - Pods 1 and 2; 3 and 4 are divisions
    Year 4- Same as year 3 (that way division can play home and home in FB in consecutive years)
    Year 5 - Pods 1 and 4; 2 and 3 are divisions
    Year 6- Same as year 5 (that way division can play home and home in FB in consecutive years)

    Football -
    Play everyone in division and play half in other division once per year for 8 games a year.


    Basketball
    Play everyone in division home and home - 10 games
    Play one pod out of division home and home - 6 games
    Play other pod out of division once - 3 games
    Total 19 games.
    The pod that you play only one game per year rotates each year for a three year rotation

    This alignment still keeps 3 teams together that are close in proximity playing home and home schedules (every year in BB and every 2 years in FB) , but prevents the power shifts like we saw in the B12 from the North in football in the early years to the South in the later years.

    Also helps greatly for WVU, Clemson, ISU, KU, KSU in recruiting because they can say that they play games in the southeast and TX/Oklahoma on a regular basis where family/friends can drive easily to games.


    Last edited by RedRaven; 05-06-2012 at 05:14 PM.

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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    ok ....... won't happen



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    CCG for football or no CCG for football? Kind of like your idea.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    CCG for football or no CCG for football? Kind of like your idea.
    Total conference football games would go from 90 currently to 97 including a conference championship in FB.



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Ou and ut want to not play each other in a ccg so switch ut and tcu and you got something there. Also protects the crazy southern religious rivalry. Basketball that would work to iowa state's favor, probably go 2-2 at worst in pod every year. With the rotation we could easily finish top 3 in conference pretty regularly



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    Ou and ut want to not play each other in a ccg so switch ut and tcu and you got something there. Also protects the crazy southern religious rivalry. Basketball that would work to iowa state's favor, probably go 2-2 at worst in pod every year. With the rotation we could easily finish top 3 in conference pretty regularly
    actually I think you would have to put OU and UT in the same pod so they could be assured of playing their RRR game each year. I have changed that pod.



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Emal JP



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Sounds good - I'll buy a ticket



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Emal JP
    Thanks once you all help me design this further and work out any issues I haven't considered, I will.



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    Re:Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    I like it at first glance.



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Switch Texas with TCU or one of the other teams in Pod 2. Pod 2 is shite, and the differential between it and Pod 3 is huge.



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    I think division would have to be set for 2 years that way their will be a match-up at home one year and then away the following year for conference play.



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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Switch Texas with TCU or one of the other teams in Pod 2. Pod 2 is shite, and the differential between it and Pod 3 is huge.
    Oklahoma will have to play OSU and UT every year in FB. So I think they have to be in the same pod. If your pod is a little weaker you still have to play 8 of 12 teams in the conference every year in FB.


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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    I think division would have to be set for 2 years that way their will be a match-up at home one year and then away the following year for conference play.

    I completely agree! That makes it a six year rotation and then start over. I have added your idea above.


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    Re: Big 12 at 12 teams with pods of three

    Like it. For once something that makes sense.



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