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    Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Oklahoma State (rival Baylor)
    Oklahoma (rival Florida State
    Kansas (rival TCU)
    Kansas State (rival Clemson)
    Iowa State (rival Louisville)
    Texas (rival West Virginia)
    Texas Tech (rival Georgia Tech)


    Baylor
    Florida State
    TCU
    Clemson
    Louisville
    West Virginia
    Georgia Tech


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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Okie Dokey.



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    My apologies on the formatting...tried to paste from Excel. Two divisions mostly based on an East-West alignment. Guaranteed rivals can fit well into this sort of divisional alignment as well.



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Louisville is our rival?



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    I'd prefer if you would just stick to spouting off stupid stuff in the politics board.


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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    when the **** are people going to figure out that 14 makes zero sense. The only reason the SEC went to 14 is they wanted A&M and needed to balance it out. In the next few years you're going to see rumblings from the SEC that they made a mistake to go above 12. The ACC is just ******** if they really want 14, but I think their move was anticipating a loss of at least 2 teams at some point in the near future.

    The Big 12 is about to sign a huge contract that gets split 10 ways instead of 14. Adding two more teams could add enough value to make everyone better off given that a football champ game could be added, but there are not 4 teams that the Big 12 could realistically add that would add enough value for each member to be better off.

    What other reason would there be to add teams? Stability, each member gave away their tier 1 and 2 rights to the conference for 13 years, nobody is going anywhere.

    I hope the Big 12 stays at 10 until they can find teams that would truly add a lot of value (not looking at you Louisville).


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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    when the **** are people going to figure out that 14 makes zero sense. The only reason the SEC went to 14 is they wanted A&M and needed to balance it out. In the next few years you're going to see rumblings from the SEC that they made a mistake to go above 12. The ACC is just ******** if they really want 14, but I think their move was anticipating a loss of at least 2 teams at some point in the near future.

    The Big 12 is about to sign a huge contract that gets split 10 ways instead of 14. Adding two more teams could add enough value to make everyone better off given that a football champ game could be added, but there are not 4 teams that the Big 12 could realistically add that would add enough value for each member to be better off.

    What other reason would there be to add teams? Stability, each member gave away their tier 1 and 2 rights to the conference for 13 years, nobody is going anywhere.

    I hope the Big 12 stays at 10 until they can find teams that would truly add a lot of value (not looking at you Louisville).
    Well said.

    I still think mega-conferences are a bad idea. If we get back to 12 we'll be stable enough to call it good. Anything above 12 is too many IMO.



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Unless there is an escalator clause in the TV contract that if they add certain teams that they will automatically increase per team payout.

    However, no matter if it is 12 or 14:

    OU and Texas will not be broken up. Any mention or suggestion of it is fruitless. They have said they don't want to play each other twice a year in any circumstance.

    Texas schools will not be broken up. They want to maintain their rivalries.

    OU and OSU will not be broken up (but if they are protected rivals, they might agree to it) - Same for KSU and KU.

    So, any divisional setup will have OU and the 4 Texas Schools. It will also have either 1 or 2 of OSU, KU and KSU.

    ISU WILL be in a division with the newer eastern schools.



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Threads like this are why we have the megathread.



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Megathread is why threads like this exist...



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    Megathread is why threads like this exist...
    + 10000000



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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    The rival match ups...





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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    I don't mind the thread idea. It's a decent stand-alone discussion topic.

    It'll eventually be assimilated, but it's OK on its own.


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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    meh

    nothing about that other division excites me


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    Re: Best guess at the divisional alignment for the Big 14!!!

    unless Louisville is matched with ND then I will fart in their general direction.



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