College Football Map

Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by isunomad, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. isunomad

    isunomad Member

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    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
     
  2. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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  3. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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

    Cycloin Well-Known Member

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    CIML?
     
  5. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. isunomad

    isunomad Member

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    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.
     
  7. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    MAC West I guess.
     
  9. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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    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)?
     
  10. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. CyFever

    CyFever Active Member

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    We're just geographically hosed in whatever goes down.
     
  12. CykoAGR

    CykoAGR Well-Known Member

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    Independent . . . . . .:jimlad:
     
  13. GracefulCyclone

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    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.
     
  14. mt85

    mt85 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. khaal53

    khaal53 Well-Known Member

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    You serious? Hell, why don't we just make a "super conference" starting with Washington, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Syracuse and Miami.
     
  16. CykoAGR

    CykoAGR Well-Known Member

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    Memphis and Louisville are historically Basketball schools, they would be interesting additions in basketball. BYU and Utah have been strong football in the past 4-5 yrs (yes I know that BYU won a NT back in the glory days and Utah has been strong since Urban Meyer) but only BYU brings tv sets and that is only for football.

    Why can't everything just stay the way that it is?
     
  17. CykoAGR

    CykoAGR Well-Known Member

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    Hillbilly state = Low enrollment cannot pass college entrance exams :biggrin:
     
  18. khaal53

    khaal53 Well-Known Member

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    Nebraska has multiple teams?
     
  19. mt85

    mt85 Well-Known Member

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    You might need to think outside the box. Is it any more geographically questionable for Texas to join the Big X then it is for the Big XII to expand to the large population states to the east?
     
  20. CykoAGR

    CykoAGR Well-Known Member

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    #20 CykoAGR, Feb 16, 2010
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    This would result in ISU NEVER winning a divisional title and falling from relevance.
     

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