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  1. And a committee decides who is worthy of the top 4. It may be regardless of conference affiliation, but for all intents and purposes G5 schools are locked out. UCF won 20+ games in a row and didn't get in. They aren't going to take an undefeated AAC, MWC, CUSA, or Sun Belt team over a one loss SEC, BiG, or ACC top ranked team. Until the playoffs are expanded to 8, the top G5 school in any given year is playing for the next biggest bowl game and looking in at the playoffs. That is still a lot of dollar bills, but obviously doesn't sit well with non P5 schools at the top of the G5 mountain
  2. I agree. The addition of the schools will bring stability to the WAC with increased numbers. As far as NMSU is concerned, FBS independent schedules look just fine and continue to be filled with MWC, CUSA, and Sun Belt teams. Here is the 2024 schedule already, 4 years out. Home: Hawaii, Northern Illinois, Louisiana, Abilene, UNM Away: Wyoming, Fresno, Texas A&M, Liberty, UTEP As far as basketball, simply put the last 3 years of RPI / NET rankings and P5 wins up against all the MWC teams, and include head to head records as well. The only thing missing is an NCAA tour
  3. He solved illegal immigration? Nice! What was the solution? 6 new miles of shiny wall has to be part of it.
  4. There are currently 65 P5 and 65 G5 schools. I always thought we could see 4 x 16 team conferences at the P5 level. 12 and 14 would work also, although i can't see cutting 17 teams to get from 65 down to 48. I think there would be major pushback from schools with deep pockets if they tried to get much smaller than 64 teams. I was thinking it was 5-10 years down the road for the official breakaway in football. Maybe with the chatter it could happen a little sooner. At the G5 level, AAC, MWC, CUSA, MAC, and Sun Belt stay roughly the same plus or minus a team or two.
  5. Part of the problem of the arms race is that schools are over spending to keep up with a certain level, say lower level P5, and they don't have the revenue to justify. Take away chasing the P5 money and i think most, if not all, G5 schools will stay at the same level. Right now the split is 65 P5 and 65 G5. I can easily see those 65 G5 just continuing to play each other. Is Wyoming vs CSU going to mean less to the fans because the SEC won't play MWC schools anymore? I don't see the interest going away if P5 chose to break away.
  6. 61% seems like a low number. Why wouldn't it be much higher?
  7. Agreed. The P12 has the biggest markets and best sports programs out west. Whether in football or basketball, they have the schools to compete for national championships. While they have lacked the one program to get over the hump the last few years, the conference is historically strong at the top and long term will be fine with powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, and Washington leading the way in football, and thrown in Arizona in basketball. Utah was a solid addition. I agree the fan passion may not be the same as the south or midwest. Then again, living in LA for
  8. Completely predictable. This isn't the NFL or NBA. Now imagine schools with a fraction of the resources that P5 schools have trying to play say 7 times in 8 weeks. Highly unlikely.
  9. The original article I posted was updated August 9th. FYI
  10. So to summarize, not 321 new miles. 3 to 5. And DACA recipients aren't going anywhere. However you want to slice it or dice it, the demographics of the country continue to shift with more immigrants, and those immigrants over time tend to have more kids. It is what it is. Those pics aren't changing anything. See the pic posted above plugging one whole with water spurting out an inch away. That's a perfect analogy.
  11. 3 to 5 new miles. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/may/20/donald-trump/facts-donald-trumps-claim-182-miles-border-wall-co/ There is construction going on at the Southwest border — so far 187 miles have completed projects. But only a small part of that represents areas of the border that previously had no protection. What the administration has mostly done is replace old and outdated designs with newer and improved barriers. Trump’s statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context. We rate it Half True.
  12. By in limbo, you mean after nearly 4 years, the DACA recipients are still here and likely to stay. How many new miles, not modifications to existing wall, have been constructed again? This article says 5 as of August. https://www.expressnews.com/news/us-world/border-mexico/article/Border-wall-progress-15467427.php
  13. Well for one, it scares the living crap out of old people that don't want the demographic change. And those old scared people tend to vote for one particular party.
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