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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'm taking over College Football

OK.  I love college football, but canít stand the mess thatís going on right now.

SO IíM TAKING OVER!

First, letís start with conference re-alignment.  Iím OK with the ďSuper ConferenceĒ concept.  So, Iím mandating change to force the following conferences.  If you take a close look, Iím not changing things that much, and trying to keep things in geographic perspective.

Big 14

Letís start at ďhomeĒ with the Big 10 (or, Big 14, as it will be called).

Iím adding Iowa State, and (gulp), Notre Dame.  It just makes sense.  West division: Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois.  East Division:  Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State.

Pac 14

Yes, the ďPac 14Ē will add Boise State and BYU.  North Division:  Washington, Washington State, Boise State, Oregon State, Oregon, Utah, BYU.  South Division: Cal, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado.

SWC

Iím breaking up the Big-12, and bringing back the old Southwest Conference.  Well, they could keep the Big-12 name too.  North Division:  Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  South Division:  Texas, Texas A & M, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor and Houston.

SEC

Now, the football power conference, the South East Conference.  Iím basically adding in two new power teamís from Florida, plus setting up some natural rivalries in the northern half.  East Division:  LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama, Vanderbuilt and Louisville.  West Division:  Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, Miami and Memphis and Kentucky.

ACC

Now, to my favorite basketball conference, the ACC, which made the big splash last weekend by adding Pitt and Syracuse, which is spelling the demise of the Big East.  Iím yanking an SEC team, and adding a couple of other Big East schoolís.  North Division:  UConn, Syracuse, Boston College, Pitt, Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia and Virginia.  South Division:  Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Now, thatís all the power teams, but not all of the FBS (formerly Division I-A) schoolís.  I have 3 more ďalso-ranĒ conferences.

Big West

West Division:  Hawaii, San Diego State, San Jose State, Fresno State, UNLV, Nevada, Utah State.  Mountain Division:  Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado St, Air Forcce, New Mexico, New Mexico St, UT-El Paso.

Big South

Iím experimenting with 4, 4-team divisionís in this conference.  West Division:  North Texas, SMU, Tulsa, Rice.  South West Division: LA-Lafayette, LA-Monroe, Louisana Tech, Tulane.  Cotton Belt Division:  Troy, UAB, Arkansas St, Southern Miss.  East Division:  East Carolina,  South Florida, Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International.

Conference USA

Finally, the last grouping of ďalso-ransĒ. West Division:  Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green, Akron, Buffalo.  East Division: Ohio, Miami-Ohio, Marshall, Army, Navy, Temple, Cincinnati.

There.  Thatís all FBS schoolís, divided into 8 conferences.  We will play a 12-game regular season schedule, and all conferences will have a conference championship game. 

Now, Iím instituting a playoff system, while keeping the bowl system in place.  The conference champs from the Big-5 conferences secure a spot in the playoffs.  The remaining spots go to one of the 3 remaining conference champs, IF, they are ranked in the top-10 at the end of the season.  Otherwise, the remaining spots go to the next 3 highest ranked teams that didnít win their conference, using a BCS-style ranking system.

All of the teamís that donít qualify for the playoff system can still go to all those lame bowls.  The Motor City Bowl.  The Sun Bowl.  The Blue Bonnet Bowl.  Whatever.  But, a team must be OVER .500 (not at .500) to get into a bowl, and all those bowls MUST be played prior to Jan. 1.

Iím taking the 4 big bowls, the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, and making those my quarterfinal round.  And Iím bringing them back to New Yearís Day, like when I was a kid. 

From there, you add a semifinal round in the next week or so, then plan the National Championship game for the week in between the NFLís Conference Championship games, and the Super Bowl.

Easy-pasy, lemon-squeezy.  Now, the NCAA just has to hire me to ďGet ĎR DoneĒ.

Posted By John George
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