Big East vs. Mountain West

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    Big East vs. Mountain West

    Thought this would make an interesting poll. I realize prevailing opinion on this board is in favor of the Big East alignment for ISU, however I think the MWC might be a decent alternative as well.

    Here are some pertinent facts about the conference schools and their proximity to Ames, IA. I am still hoping that the Big 12 can stay together even without NU and CU, but both of these conferences might be a better competitive fit for ISU providing KU, KSU, and Mizzou come along.

    *Please note, this covers football schools only.

    Big East Conference

    Institution Location Distance Affiliation Enrollment FB Capacity BB Capacity
    Cincinnati Cincinnati 522 Public 39,667 35,097 13,176
    Connecticut Storrs 1098 Public 20,846 40,000 16,294
    Louisville Louisville 495 Public 15,125 56,000 22,500
    Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 718 Public 17,427 65,050 12,508
    Rutgers New Brunswick 1001 Public 28,031 52,454 8,000
    South Florida Tampa 1158 Public 34,447 65,000 11,324
    Syracuse Syracuse 892 Private 13,736 50,000 33,000
    West Virginia Morgantown 735 Public 21,720 60,000 14,000


    Mountain West Conference
    Institution Location Distance Affiliation Enrollment FB Capacity BB Capacity
    Air Force Colorado Springs 625 Public 4,000 52,480 5,939
    BYU Provo 943 Private 34,100 64,045 22,700
    CSU Fort Collins 602 Public 26,418 34,000 8,745
    New Mexico Albuquerque 849 Public 24,092 40,094 18,018
    SDSU San Diego 1435 Public 34,500 71,400 12,414
    TCU Fort Worth 673 Private 8,749 44,358 7,200
    UNLV Las Vegas 1220 Public 31,000 36,800 18,776
    Utah Salt Lake City 948 Public 28,976 45,017 15,000
    Wyoming Laramie 619 Public 13,301 30,514 15,028


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    Thought this would make an interesting poll. I realize prevailing opinion on this board is in favor of the Big East alignment for ISU, however I think the MWC might be a decent alternative as well.

    Here are some pertinent facts about the conference schools and their proximity to Ames, IA. I am still hoping that the Big 12 can stay together even without NU and CU, but both of these conferences might be a better competitive fit for ISU providing KU, KSU, and Mizzou come along.

    *Please note, this covers football schools only.

    Big East Conference

    Institution Location Distance Affiliation Enrollment FB Capacity BB Capacity
    CincinnatiCincinnati 522 Public 39,667 35,097 13,176
    ConnecticutStorrs 1098 Public 20,846 40,000 16,294
    LouisvilleLouisville 495 Public 15,125 56,000 22,500
    PittsburghPittsburgh 718 Public 17,427 65,050 12,508
    Rutgers New Brunswick 1001 Public 28,031 52,454 8,000
    South FloridaTampa 1158 Public 34,447 65,000 11,324
    Syracuse Syracuse 892 Private 13,736 50,000 33,000
    West Virginia Morgantown 735 Public 21,720 60,000 14,000


    Mountain West Conference
    Institution Location Distance Affiliation Enrollment FB Capacity BB Capacity
    Air Force Colorado Springs 625 Public 4,000 52,480 5,939
    BYUProvo 943 Private 34,100 64,045 22,700
    CSUFort Collins 602 Public 26,418 34,000 8,745
    New MexicoAlbuquerque 849 Public 24,092 40,094 18,018
    SDSUSan Diego 1435 Public 34,500 71,400 12,414
    TCUFort Worth 673 Private 8,749 44,358 7,200
    UNLVLas Vegas 1220 Public 31,000 36,800 18,776
    UtahSalt Lake City 948 Public 28,976 45,017 15,000
    WyomingLaramie 619 Public 13,301 30,514 15,028
    Good info bu tbad, bad format. Very hard to read


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Or bring together the Big East, MWC and the remnents of the Big XII for a true superconference. Along the way we can pick up a couple more conferences to get around some of the NCAA rules meant for 'conferences of 40 members or less'.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Big East. I'd be far more excited about playing Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and USF than playing Wyoming, New Mexico, SDSU, and Air Force.

    Also, Big East opens up some very nice recruiting grounds.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    i would like to see-big 12 stay together as it is with a sub for colorado as another option-would be interesting what our thoughts are on that



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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    While were at it, why don't we just form a USA conference with ... say... 118 schools and have a playoff at the end for a championship?



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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Big East. I'd be far more excited about playing Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and USF than playing Wyoming, New Mexico, SDSU, and Air Force.

    Also, Big East opens up some very nice recruiting grounds.
    Not even a question. Big East by far.



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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Big East. That was an easy vote


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    i would like to see-big 12 stay together as it is with a sub for colorado as another option-would be interesting what our thoughts are on that
    I think everyone's down with that...we'd also need a sub for Nebraska if we are to believe everything on that front. BYU is my top pick. Then maybe Cincinnati if we need 2 teams.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    MWC. Closer geographically.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Or bring together the Big East, MWC and the remnents of the Big XII for a true superconference. Along the way we can pick up a couple more conferences to get around some of the NCAA rules meant for 'conferences of 40 members or less'.
    Why raid MWC schools when the ACC will be ripe for the picking after the SEC is done with them?


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Big East by far. They already have AQ status, so it's a no brainer.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    MWC. Closer geographically.
    Did you even look at the distances?



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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Why raid MWC schools when the ACC will be ripe for the picking after the SEC is done with them?
    Not raid the MWC. Take the conference entirely. And yes, we would take the ACC too.


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    Re: Big East vs. Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    MWC. Closer geographically.
    But wouldnt you want to be in a Major conference?


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