Posted by Iguana1 on 4/1/2013 6:38:00 PM (view original):
it would almost appear to be easier if D1 consisted of 25 conferences with 14 teams each. 350 teams.
although with the conferences continual changing it would be outdated in a season or two.
Add Missouri and A&M to the SEC which puts them at 14.
Add Colorado and Utah to Pac 10 which gives them 14. Maybe even replace Fresno and Hawaii with BYU and Gonzaga.
Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers to Big Ten, minus Notre Dame leaves them at 14.
The new ACC without Maryland adds Pitt, Syracuse and Louisville for 14.
The two Big Easts are ugly with 22(?) teams. The New Big East 10 plus add Notre Dame, UConn, maybe Cincinnati or a South Florida.
Big 12 adds West Virginia, TCU and maybe teams like Memphis and Cincinnati from the old BigEast. I guess you could add some other old Big East teams, or the old Southwest Conferences teams like Houston, SMU plus Tulsa/Wichita State for the final spots.
I think the Atlantic 10 currently has 13? Sorry Temple but you're back with this group.
Then the other conferences could be somewhat combined. Maybe the Mountain West with the top of the West Coast. A few leftovers from there could trickle down to join the BigWest and western WAC teams.
Horizon and Summit? Get to know each other boys.
how would people feel about addressing this issue by NOT having all the teams in the same world? it seems pretty well accepted that a full world is ideal in one sense, but doesnt really work, because you cant have it so hard to make the NT or PIT. a lot of decent human coaches would have almost 0 chance of making the NT, well, ever (ok not exactly but you get the idea).
what i figured would make sense would be to include like, the big 6 confs, and half of the mid majors, so that all team were *somewhere* in case someone really wanted said team. this would result in approx 150-175 teams in a division, which to me, is a great figure. that world could be damn near full, with still a high enough % of teams making the post season and NT (based on the fact that HD d1 worlds supported about 150-175 coaches before recruit gen change that dropped population by a third). also, there should be no ghost town conferences, everyone would get to enjoy nearly full groups, which i can only view as a good thing.