View Poll Results: Whether its divisions or pods, how would you rather see The New Big XII split?

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  • Geographic (like the old Big XII, SEC except Missouri, PAC 12)

    49 57.65%
  • Historically Evenly Matched (like the B1G)

    25 29.41%
  • other

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    New Big XII Divisions

    Personally, I'd like to keep the schools that have played each other the longest in the same divisions. That effectively moves the OK schools north. Logically, WVU would be north, and Clemson/FSU south.

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    Last edited by bobbomo; 05-22-2012 at 10:58 AM.
    To show them how the Cyclones cheer.

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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    14 one team divisions



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    14 one team divisions
    Come on, be reasonable. How can you create rivalries with that setup?

    Seven two-team divisions is obviously the way to go.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Bu,ut,tech,tcu,fsu,cu, + vt/gt/um
    Isu,ku,ksu,ou,osu,wvu, + nd(vt/gt)

    Selfishly:
    Bu,ut,tech,tcu,ou,osu,isu
    Ku,ksu,wvu,fsu,cu,2 of um/vt/gt/nd

    Unless we go to 16, east west splits get messy for someone.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Balanced in talent, with geography in mind. That's my serious answer. The former given priority over the latter.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Unless we become an 18 team league with 9 schools on the East Coast and in the Eastern time zone, there's no way to have geographically cohesive divisions and some schools would get screwed (likely us). Spread the travel pain around and set up divisions to achieve parity instead.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    This cart is way out in front of that horse.


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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    This cart is way out in front of that horse.
    Maybe beside the horse.

    There will be plenty of public politics and posturing, but its close to done.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    ISU, KU, KSU, WVU, Clemson, FSU
    Texas & Oklahoma Schools

    No Cross Rivalries needed IMO. Every Team guaranteed 1 game in Texas Every Year.

    Still don't believe ND will join our conference.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    I really hope we don't jump to 14-16 right away. That's a lot of mouths to feed. The safe approach would be to sit back and watch what happens with the SEC at 14 teams first. That being said, if the 'Noles are knocking on your door, you don't ignore them. I'd like to see North/South divisions restored; however it sounds as if FSU may be demanding a Texahoma division. That could work if we slide TCU North, which I doubt they'd have much of a problem with since they're also a new kid on the block and are used to traveling (see Conf. USA/Mt. West). I'd also be willing to bet we'd stick with a 9 game conference schedule as opposed to the old 8 game rotatational slate, meaning we'd be playing schools from the other division 4 out of every 6 years as opposed to 2 of every 4. Once you get to 7 or 8 team divisions, how often will you actually be seeing everyone in the conference? I just think 12 is a great number- once you go beyond that it just seems bloated and messy to me. Oh, well.

    Okay- my cool story is over, bro. Here's what I'd like to see:

    North:
    ISU
    KU
    KSU
    TCU
    VT
    WVU

    South:
    BU
    FSU
    OU
    OSU
    TX
    TX TECH


    Last edited by CYCLNST8; 05-21-2012 at 03:32 PM.


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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    14 one team divisions
    I was going to suggest that concept the other day in a "divisions" thread.

    Guarantees a division title every year!



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    This cart is way out in front of that horse.
    To take another step back, the cart is still on the assembly line.

    Or awaiting completion at the cart factory. Whatever the cart-making process entails these days.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Geographic divisions aren't that difficult to make assuming FSU and Clemson do join. FSU, the four Texas schools, and either OU or Clemson (depending on what OU and UT want) in the South, and everybody else (ISU, KU, KSU, OSU, WVU, OU/Clem) in the North.



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    ISU, KU, KSU, WVU, Clemson, FSUTexas & Oklahoma Schools No Cross Rivalries needed IMO. Every Team guaranteed 1 game in Texas Every Year. Still don't believe ND will join our conference.
    lmao. Show me two consecutive year schedules that dont have a game in Texas



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    Re: New Big XII Divisions

    This Greg Swaim guy on twitter is claiming that Notre Dame is close to joining the Big 12 for olympic sports only. Then join in football after television contract is over. Any truth to this?



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