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Old 08-14-2021, 10:09 AM   #1
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Figured we are getting close enough this can be started.

So it looks like it will soon be two power conferences...the SEC and everyone else in a giant pile.

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The Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC have had preliminary discussions about forming an alliance, likely built around scheduling but possibly other areas, sources told ESPN.

Commissioners George Kliavkoff (Pac-12), Kevin Warren (Big Ten) and Jim Phillips (ACC) have been in regular communication and have had some in-person discussions. Kliavkoff and Warren were together this week for Rose Bowl meetings. Pac-12 sources said all three commissioners met last week in Chicago.

"I've been in frequent and regular contact with all of the other A5 commissioners the last few weeks about the four or five complex issues that are facing our industry," Kliavkoff told ESPN on Friday night. "Anything beyond that is just speculation, and I can't comment on it."
When OU and Texas decided to jump ship and bail on their partners, this was inevitable IMO.

https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ely-scheduling
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Old 08-14-2021, 10:36 PM   #2
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Having just the SEC and “everyone else” isn’t healthy for the game. And how are PAC-12 and ACC teams going to regularly compete against each other? The time difference would be a killer.

I tend to think that it would be far better to have four, 10-team conferences, where everyone plays everyone else in the conference (no internal conference divisions) and each conference champion then plays in the knock-out championship playoffs.

Surely there are 40 top programs that could fill out such conferences.

Or, how about this:

Have the power conferences be 8 teams each, and each school plays 3 or 4 schools that are not members of the other three power conferences; but if you lose to two or more of those 3 or 4 schools, you are automatically kicked out of the power conference for the next season and cannot be the conference champion this season even if you run the table within your own power conference.

With that scenario, you only have to come up with 32 really good teams, and there is a chance that those 32 aren’t static every year.

What I’m getting at is that even the SEC has some dog teams—if all this SEC v Everyone Else comes to pass, is Vandy really going to be allowed to stay in the SEC?
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Having just the SEC and “everyone else” isn’t healthy for the game. And how are PAC-12 and ACC teams going to regularly compete against each other? The time difference would be a killer.

I tend to think that it would be far better to have four, 10-team conferences, where everyone plays everyone else in the conference (no internal conference divisions) and each conference champion then plays in the knock-out championship playoffs.

Surely there are 40 top programs that could fill out such conferences.

Or, how about this:

Have the power conferences be 8 teams each, and each school plays 3 or 4 schools that are not members of the other three power conferences; but if you lose to two or more of those 3 or 4 schools, you are automatically kicked out of the power conference for the next season and cannot be the conference champion this season even if you run the table within your own power conference.

With that scenario, you only have to come up with 32 really good teams, and there is a chance that those 32 aren’t static every year.

What I’m getting at is that even the SEC has some dog teams—if all this SEC v Everyone Else comes to pass, is Vandy really going to be allowed to stay in the SEC?
This is going to be interesting to see how it shakes out. There are several schools in in all these conferences that are dogs in football but powerhouses in other ports that bring in significant $$$. Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, and Baylor for example in basketball. Vandy kills it in baseball. Cut them out of football and the conference loses all that revenue from other sports.

And that doesn't even factor in TV markets. Rutgers blows in football but are the only Power 5 team in the NYC market which is why the Big 10 brought them in.

It's not as cut an dried as it first looks. All the schools bring something to the table.
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:34 PM   #4
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The AP pre season poll is out

TEAM POINTS
1. Alabama (47) 1,548
2. Oklahoma (6) 1,462
3. Clemson (6) 1,447
4. Ohio State (1) 1,393
5. Georgia (3) 1,365
6. Texas A&M 1,223
7. Iowa State 1,160
8. Cincinnati 1,014
9. Notre Dame 1,009
10. North Carolina 999
11. Oregon 968
12. Wisconsin 743
13. Florida 728
14. Miami (Fla.) 663
15. USC 660
16. LSU 631
17. Indiana 549
18. Iowa 513
19. Penn State 456
20. Washington 449
21. Texas 350
22. Coastal Carolina 232
23. Louisiana-Lafayette 208
24. Utah 176
25. Arizona State 125
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I am so effing glad another sport is up and ready to watch.

BYU football for a month and then hockey is officially back in action too!
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What happened to the “new and improved” Oklahoma defense
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Clearly, it is still a work in progress.

But, more pointedly, Rattler is not that good and OU is way overrated at #2 in the country.
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Clearly, it is still a work in progress.

But, more pointedly, Rattler is not that good and OU is way overrated at #2 in the country.
As a Sooner fan the defence was certainly not as advertised today, hope it is not a sign of things to come.

I think Rattler is still one of the top QB's in the country but it seems he tries to do too much and that's when things go sideways.

The running game and O line need work though.
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Clemson defense only gives up 3 points and still loses. Ouch.
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