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RangerDangerArr's Hypothetical Big 12 #626

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August 19, 2016 at 2:33pm
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One of my favorite sorts-related things to think about is conference re-alignment, as some of you know. Let's pretend we live in a world where the Big 12 admits EVERY SCHOOL that applied (other than New Mexico) into the conference.

I think we'd need:

  • Four pods of 7 teams, paired into divisions on a rotating basis. Pod A paired with Pod B one year, then Pod C the next year, etc.
  • Completely eliminate regular season non-conference games
  • Move to 13 conference games per year.
  • Full round-robin inside division.
  • Conference Championship Game between two division champions.
  • No protected rivals. I suppose you could have 15 games if you wanted to have one protected rival per pod, but a national champion from the Big 12 would have to play 18+ (!) games.
POD A POD B POD C POD T
Iowa State
Kansas
K-State
NIU
WVU
Cincinnati
Temple
BYU
Boise State
Colorado State
San Diego State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Air Force
Memphis
UConn
Tulane
East Carolina
UCF
Arkansas State
USF
Texas
Texas Tech
Baylor
TCU
Houston
SMU
Rice

The downside of this (for me) is that every player won't play on every field in 4 years, but I fail to see how that's possible in a 28-team conference without having an NFL-length season.

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