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    POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?


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    Re: POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    It should expand if the right teams are there.

    Florida State and Clemson would be the right teams. If theyre interested as rumored, the big 12 would be idiotic to say no.

    After that, i say dont expand unless you go to 16. 14 is a weird number for scheduling. At 16 you're probably hoping the change can be made to allow conference semifinal games as well (with 4 team pod champions).



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    Re:POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    Yes, and to 16 if the right teams are there



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    Re: POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    It should expand if the right teams are there.

    Florida State and Clemson would be the right teams. If theyre interested as rumored, the big 12 would be idiotic to say no.

    After that, i say dont expand unless you go to 16. 14 is a weird number for scheduling. At 16 you're probably hoping the change can be made to allow conference semifinal games as well (with 4 team pod champions).
    won't playing each other in two conference championship playoff games really really hurt the conference's chances of being in the national championship game. This pod talk makes no sense at all to me. Too NFLish and too many games for me.



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    Re: POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    won't playing each other in two conference championship playoff games really really hurt the conference's chances of being in the national championship game. This pod talk makes no sense at all to me. Too NFLish and too many games for me.
    One conference championship game needs to be the max.

    I voted for that option on the poll, but I understand if the powers that be actually prefer 12 w/no championship game. There is some good logic there if it protects the conference's chances at the national title playoffs.


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    Re: POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    I don't like the pod talk, either. 16 seems way too pie-in-the-sky for me. I'm wary of 14 teams, too. I'd like to wait and see how that works out for the SEC before jumping into it.

    I would love nothing more than to revert to the old Big 12 scheduling ways. 12 teams: Two divisions of six, eight conference games (your division + half of the other division), and a conference championship game. If Florida State and Clemson are the schools that allow that to happen, that's awesome. There are a number of other schools (Miami, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Virginia, etc.) that would be just fine with me as well.



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    Re: POLL: Should the Big 12 expand?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    One conference championship game needs to be the max.

    I voted for that option on the poll, but I understand if the powers that be actually prefer 12 w/no championship game. There is some good logic there if it protects the conference's chances at the national title playoffs.
    were on the exact same page -- i don't like two teams having to play each other twice to get a conference champion as it hurts nationally too often


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