Okay, I know this thread turned into a giant ******* contest, but I want to resurrect it anyways. colonels had a question that I think ended up going unanswered.
In the OP, he asked what the conference tiers were (presumably in respect to some conferences being easier to get a job in than others). It turned into a giant war about how all D- are not created equal (which, obviously they're not, I think we're hopefully all agreed by this point).
So I just checked, out of curiosity, in Allen, to see where I was qualified. I'm not planning on moving up, just wondering what I could do if I wanted to.
I'm qualified for three C jobs (out of ten available), two Summit League and one Patriot. I'm qualified for three C- jobs (out of twelve available), a Patriot, an OVC, and a Southern.
So it can't just be that some C- grades are better than other C- grades. If that's the explanation, then some C- grades are better than some C grades. But this is clearly absurd.
The way I see it, there are two options (note I have A+ rep and A+ loyalty):
1. There's randomness built in to whether you're qualified or not.
2. Conference prestige (or conference baseline prestige, or SOMETHING along these lines) matters in what you're qualified for
If I read colonels correctly, his OP question was about #2. Does anyone have the answer? If that's the explanation, then in Allen, the Patriot and Summit are clearly on a lower tier than the Colonial, Horizon, Mountain West, WCC, Big East (duh), and Big West.
Does that sound right to anyone?
edit: we can take this even further, actually. I'm also not qualified for 12 D+ jobs (A-10, CAA, CUSA, Pac-10, MAC, Horizon), and I'm not qualified for eight D jobs (all CAA, MAC, Horizon, or A-10). There are two D- jobs I'm not qualified for. Both are Missouri Valley. So clearly conferences are at fault, right? Like really, really clearly. Isn't this the question this thread started with, or am I totally making it up?