If it does happen, i dont think it will be 4 super conferences in terms of the conferences we already have, it will probably be SE, NE, Middle America, and West Coast. broken up partly population density, region, and prestige of program.
i think it would be really cool to see a relegation style system where if you win your conference 1 year the next you get bumped up to the next higher conference (like moving from the FCS to FBS),
Year 1:FCS, year2 ACC(member of SE region), year 3 SE region Champions conference, Year 4 National Championship conference, winner of that conferrnce is national champion
you move up/down of you are the top/bottom 3 in your conference respectivly. for the national championship conference its top member from each regional conference is allowed to stay in, all others drop back down to regional and the top 3 from the regional move up.
The way events are happening, it appears the 16 Team Super Conference is all but inevitable.
All I really care about is Clemson being in one of those but I want to dig into this deeper….
The ACC is acting now like the Big East has been and scrambling to keep the ACC intact…...well I think that is starting to unravel….
The SEC is the one I am most interested in. When they pick their final 2 teams, who will it be?....If they want to go for TV market, then a couple of NC Schools…If they want to be in the DC market..then UVa and VT…If the want to go for geography, fan base and competition then FSU Clemson…....In Short what the SEC does will affect many things….
The Big 12 may be proactive and try to lock 16 teams up rapid while there are some quality programs available…..I could see them trying to creat an Eastern Division of the Follow 6 schools to compliment WVU:
This is assuming GT is going to the B1G. I picked Uva and Vt because I think State Politics force that issue.
But again, Think what the SEC does is going to be big influence
It is a bit like show down at high noon. Naturally Clemson and FSU want in the SEC. We hear talk of the SEC wanting those “markets” and branching out helps with TV and Contracts.
However if the SEC stands pat on this assumption what they do is allow the Big 12 brand to expand into the heart of the south east. That is what they are not so crazy about. The two teams that brings them there with a vengeance is FSU and Clemson.
Sure the SEC can pull in a Carolina team or two but do they really want to watch Oklahoma Texas and crew show up in Tallahassee and Clemson for college game day with FOX sports as the sponsor?