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1. It really doesn't matter to me. IMO, here is where things are headed. Not sure how long it may take but I think this will be the direction.
4 super conferences of 20 teams each. 4 divisions in each conference of 5 teams each. The 4 division winners in each conference playoff to determine the league champion. Each of the 4 league champs move on to National Title playoff. 2 reasons will drive this, TV money and fan bases of schools will like having a division champ in a play off better than waiting many years for their school to win a league title..
2. It hurts right now but during the 90s, it helped. Schools go through cycles of being good and then being down. it happens. We could drop Bama and pickup Ole Miss and there would still be cycles where they dominate us and us them.
3. for years, the east dominated the west. now the west is dominating the east. See my one answer. that is where it is headed, IMO.
4. I would like to keep OK and Nebraska on schedule no matter what SEC does. I like the strong OOC games. As long as they do that, I could be happy with your name schools.
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
I agree that we are headed for 4 super conferences and maybe the end of the ncaa if so....imo those four would form their own organization to monitor and compliance etc. Ncaa might be for other sports or just have to change
Hope to keep at least one good ooc game a yr even if 9 sec games but if we go to 9 I hope we keep bama + go to an 8 team playoff + one good ooc game a yr + rotating the 5-4 home and away sec games every other yr.
Jmo the only way the sec expands to 16 is if North Carolina starts looking around to leave. That's the #1 want by far for the sec.....not sure if nc state would be a take instead of Unc....maybe.
#2 has to be a Virginia/DC tv market type school.
Now if we go to 20 teams watchout for duke and Unc and a few DC tv market teams to get there
All ACC teams are off the table for expansion. They have done a grant of rights. So has the Big 10, Big 12, and PAC. 12 so if the SEC were to expand it cannot come from any of those conferences which means expansion is done.
Interesting take on this. Could you expound on this a little? What entails a grant of rights?
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
It means that the schools have given their media rights to the conference. So if UNC or Duke were to leave the ACC they would not have the ability to sell their media rights. So they would have no value to any conference other than the ACC. Since every major conference has a similar deal there does not appear to be any teams that would meet the SEC standards for expansion available. By the way ultimate power move by the SEC is not only not having a grant of rights deal with their schools they do not even have an exit fee.
Thanks jv. +1
Good info....I wonder if thru negotiations and buyout or loopholes etc could Unc etc get out of it. I really have not heard from the college experts that all the major teams in top conferences are locked up. Maybe so.
I do think if its about the buyout then even $50 million is not enough now a days....its a billion $$$ business
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