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    College Football Map

    With all of the talk surrounding conference realignments in college football, I thought I'd share this map from Wikipedia. It display the locations of all FBS football programs, and is color-coded by conference. Enjoy.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Cfdia.PNG



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    Re: College Football Map

    Here is one too, but it does not show conferences... http://pcpsports.files.wordpress.com...08/helmmap.gif



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    Re: College Football Map

    which non-BCS conference are we closest to...for us to join when the poop hits the fan?


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    Re: College Football Map

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    which non-BCS conference are we closest to...for us to join when the poop hits the fan?
    CIML?


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    Re: College Football Map

    The more I look at these the more I think that Colorado to the Pac-10 and Texas to the Big10 just don't make sense. Boise St to hte Pac-10 makes much more sense geographically.



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    Re: College Football Map

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    which non-BCS conference are we closest to...for us to join when the poop hits the fan?

    I think everyone is being too apocalyptic about the Big 12 dissolving. I just don't see Mizzou joining the Big Ten. But I could easily see Colorado (and Utah) joining the Pac 10. CU almost joined the Pac 10 In 1994. The Colorado Regents voted 5-4 to join the newly formed Big 12 instead. . . If and when CU leaves, the best choice for replacement is BYU. Very good football and men's basketball programs. Large school with a huge national following.



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    Looking at the first map, it looks like Arkansas, Mississippi, Miss State and LSU make the most sense geographically and they're already BCS conference schools. There are other schools that are closer, but all would be forced to fill the conference from the bottom up. It really blows that there isn't a single school north or due west of ISU to consider. I really dislike being the frontier outpost of the conference, especially since we're pretty irrelevant in the revenue sports right now.


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    Re: College Football Map

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    which non-BCS conference are we closest to...for us to join when the poop hits the fan?
    MAC West I guess.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    The more I look at these the more I think that Colorado to the Pac-10 and Texas to the Big10 just don't make sense. Boise St to hte Pac-10 makes much more sense geographically.
    Miami and Boston College are both in the ACC and they aren't exactly near to each other. Or how about La Tech and Idaho (both in the WAC)?



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    Re: College Football Map

    Looking at this map makes me think more and more that the Big12 needs to strike first. We can expand to 14 and bring in BYU or Utah, Louisville or Memphis. All four would bring something to the table as far as TVs and respectable athletic programs.

    Arkansas would be great, but I doubt they would leave the SEC.



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    Re: College Football Map

    We're just geographically hosed in whatever goes down.



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    Re: College Football Map

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    Re: College Football Map

    Does anybody else find it weird that Missouri has only one FBS football program, but has a larger population than any surrounding state other than Illinois? Missouri is more than double the size of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas, who all have multiple teams.



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    Re: College Football Map

    I think the Big XII needs to expand to 16 to have the leverage to start a TV network. They need big population states to get this done, so I would shoot for Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, South Florida and either Central Florida or Syracuse.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mt85 View Post
    I think the Big XII needs to expand to 16 to have the leverage to start a TV network. They need big population states to get this done, so I would shoot for Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, South Florida and either Central Florida or Syracuse.
    You serious? Hell, why don't we just make a "super conference" starting with Washington, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Syracuse and Miami.




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