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7 minutes ago, RebelAlliance said:

It was a shot across the bow from the  academic schools that they weren't about to let the Special Education Conference rush college football into a full minor league, pay-to-play model.  That they had the votes to block anything they didn't want even if some of their more SEC like members (Clemson, FSU, Louisville and Nebraska) decide to go full Fredo and vote with the SEC.  

The SEC took the 2 best schools from the B12.  What exactly are the others going to block now?  It doesn't matter what they do with the playoff system in terms of expansion, the SEC is set up to dominate with multiple bids.  The other leagues didn't exert any power.  They got together for self preservation and out of fear of mass chaos if a couple more schools fell.  I am glad they did by the way.  Otherwise, P12 and BiG might have expanded with schools they really didn't want, but felt they had to.

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14 minutes ago, alum93 said:

The SEC took the 2 best schools from the B12.  What exactly are the others going to block now?  It doesn't matter what they do with the playoff system in terms of expansion, the SEC is set up to dominate with multiple bids.  The other leagues didn't exert any power.  They got together for self preservation and out of fear of mass chaos if a couple more schools fell.  I am glad they did by the way.  Otherwise, P12 and BiG might have expanded with schools they really didn't want, but felt they had to.

Anything that needs to be voted on...including the playoffs.  Like maybe limiting the number of bids each conference can get.  

 

Big 10 has no concerns about self preservation.  The ACC and P12 became their bitches with this alliance.  And none of them expanded because it wouldnt have helped any of them.

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25 minutes ago, RebelAlliance said:

For the Aresco Lovers/Hair Haters, it sure looks like Hair is going be left with a stable functioning conference.

Just wait and see which schools the AAC targets to replace those four schools.  

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19 minutes ago, alum93 said:

The SEC took the 2 best schools from the B12.  What exactly are the others going to block now?  It doesn't matter what they do with the playoff system in terms of expansion, the SEC is set up to dominate with multiple bids.  The other leagues didn't exert any power.  They got together for self preservation and out of fear of mass chaos if a couple more schools fell.  I am glad they did by the way.  Otherwise, P12 and BiG might have expanded with schools they really didn't want, but felt they had to.

Now that they have the votes, perhaps "The Alliance" is angling for a 12 team playoff with a cap of 2 or 3 teams per conference (?).

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3 hours ago, Ram1554 said:

If the AAC loses 3 teams the MWC needs to go after SMU. If we could offer Hawaii a scheduling agreement to help them with independence, I think that would be better for everyone. No more travel subs for Hawaii and we have a nice 12 team conference for all sports. We could also move Boise to the west to be with their rivals Fresno and Nevada. 

Mountain:

SMU, AFA, UNM, USU, CSU, UW 


West

Boise, FS, SDSU, SJSU, UNLV, UN

SMU ?

:rotflmfao:

 

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26 minutes ago, NorCalCoug said:

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Im thinking it will be more of a North/South alignment.

Okey State, the Texas schools and UCF in the South.

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2 minutes ago, Spaztecs said:

Im thinking it will be more of a North/South alignment.

Okey State, the Texas schools and UCF in the South.

That would put BYU and WV in the same division.  Seems unlikely.

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19 minutes ago, RebelAlliance said:

Maybe, but I don't see that a gutted AAC is anywhere close to attractive for a Western school.

Just wait until the NCAA constitutional convention this November and see what happens after that.

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As a SJSU fan I obviously don’t have quite the same dislike for Hair as the OG MWC fans. Really, I don’t really have any dislike for him, I’m just kind of “meh” when it comes to Hair. But if the AAC loses 3 of its top programs there is no way in hell just sitting back and standing pat will be in the MWC’s best interest. I’m honestly leaning towards making a play for Gonzaga and Wichita first since I think that would easily provide us with the most bang for our buck. But if they want to go SMU and another school? Fine, definitely better then doing nothing. 
 

But we better do SOMETHING. This is too good of an opportunity for the MWC to easily move up several spots in the conference pecking order. 

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5 minutes ago, SalinasSpartan said:

As a SJSU fan I obviously don’t have quite the same dislike for Hair as the OG MWC fans. Really, I don’t really have any dislike for him, I’m just kind of “meh” when it comes to Hair. But if the AAC loses 3 of its top programs there is no way in hell just sitting back and standing pat will be in the MWC’s best interest. I’m honestly leaning towards making a play for Gonzaga and Wichita first since I think that would easily provide us with the most bang for our buck. But if they want to go SMU and another school? Fine, definitely better then doing nothing. 
 

But we better do SOMETHING. This is too good of an opportunity for the MWC to easily move up several spots in the conference pecking order. 

The MWC is not going to move up several spots, unless you are suggesting 'P6'.  The MWC will become #6 simply by sitting tight on the football side.  Challenge the B12 for #5?  Hard to see what addition does that.  Gonzaga and Wichita?  Fine, and it makes bball better, but dont see that moving the MWC past the Big East.

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13 minutes ago, RSF said:

The MWC is not going to move up several spots, unless you are suggesting 'P6'.  The MWC will become #6 simply by sitting tight.  Challenge the B12 for #5?  Hard to see what addition does that.  Gonzaga and Wichita?  Fine, but dont see that moving the MWC past the Big East.

I should have been more specific, in my head when I was writing that I was thinking about basketball. The last several years the MWC has not only consistently finished behind the P6 conferences and AAC in the computer ratings, but usually falls behind a couple other conferences out of that next tier of conferences including the A10/MVC/WCC/MAC. So we have been finishing in that 9-11 range pretty consistently. By poaching the right schools we could essentially replace the AAC as being consistently the best of the non power conferences. 
 

With football it would be more about trying to solidify the MWC as the number 6 conference ahead of the AAC. But I’m not really sure if there is a path to that through expansion if Houston is off the table. The AAC will still be a good football conference since they will still have Memphis and be able to pick whatever top SBC/CUSA programs they want. I’m not sure adding SMU and Tulsa is going to “put us over the top” there.

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