We've already been through a wave of conference realignment talks, with the Big 11 starting their every 3 - 4 year expansion talk. Well, last night's game really got me thinking of it on a much grander scale. I believe Boise State and TCU should be in BCS conferences (at least from a football perspective), but so should some of the other schools in the west (i.e. Utah, et al). Here is what I was thinking (you will notice, I am not touching the Big East, except one basketball school, or CUSA. Let ESPN figure out what to do with that ******* mess): - First, all BCS conferences should have 12 teams, and should be forced to have a conference championship. - Leave the SEC and ACC alone - Notre Dame to the Big 11 (12 schools; the Big East would trim one basketball school...give it back to CUSA) - Boise and Fresno State to the Pac 10 (12 teams) - Split the Big 12 into two new conferences - New Northern Conference, named the "Former Big 8, minus-two-who-never-should-have-let-the-SWC-schools-in-so-we're-going-to-drop-those-tools-and-bring-in-quality-schools-who-aren't-out-for-themselves Conference" (12 teams) - Iowa State - Missouri - Nebraska - Kansas State - Kansas - Colorado - Utah - BYU - Air Force - Wyoming - Utah State - Colorado State - New Southern Conference, named "The Texas and the rest Conference" (12 teams) - Texas - Texas Tech - Texas A&M - TCU - Baylor - Oklahoma - Oklahoma State - New Mexico - New Mexico State - Louisiana Tech - Utah State - UNLV Idaho to the Big Sky (I know...they did just win a bowl game, but there is nowhere else to put them but the FBS). Hawaii becomes a state run institution where all athletics are intramurals and financed by the tourism industry. This leaves San Jose State and San Diego State without a conference. They either play each other, or move to a "Big Sky" type conference in the southwest. Nobody gives a rip about them anyway, except for an easy win on the schedule. I know a lot of you out here know more about the rules than I do, but I did do my best to play by them and make sure each school was geographically in line.