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My plan for College Football
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:57 PM
First my plan will need some approval and changes by the NCAA but I think it can produce some large money revenue so we all know what drives the NCAA.
OK first the big problem with super conferences 14+ teams is the lack of playing everyone, this leads to a lack of competitive balance/fairness where teams could avoid playing the top teams in the conference.
So first get read of any divisions (would require change to NCAA rule I believe to hold championship game more later about this) look at the ACC this year FSU, Clemson both 7-1 in the conference yet a 3 loss possibly 4 loss team is going to get to the championship??? Why get punished because of where your University happens to be located?
So the Big 10 goes to a 9 game schedule, everyone misses 4 teams, but with no divisions it can be balanced on who everyone does and doesn't play. At the end of the year the top 4 teams get to play a Big 10 playoff for the Championship. The #4 team plays at #1, #3 at #2 then a rotating Championship game. Again would require some changes allowing a few teams to play a 14th season game. This would remove the chance for a team to play a "weaker" conference schedule and only have to pull 1 upset, they would still need to beat 2 of the top teams to win the Championship.
Home teams keep all ticket revenue for first round games. TV revenue is split between conference teams with top 4 teams getting higher percentage.
The extra money teams/conferences/NCAA/TV can make from this seems huge.
Now on to other conferences. Cincinnati, Louisville, Fresno St, and BYU join the Big 12. Boise St and Utah St join the Pac 12. Pitt, Syracuse, and South Florida join the ACC. Big East goes away. This would give us 5 conferences Big10, Pac12, Big12, ACC, and SEC with 14+ teams. All conferences adopt my conference 4 team playoff.
I think this also could force ND's hand to say join the Big10, they take their NBC contract roll it into the Big10. NBC instead of only showing say 6-7 ND home games a year get 24+ big 10 games, they still can get 5-7 ND games, plus they would get 1 of the playoff games each year. From a money stand point everyone wins.
Now to help the smaller conferences out. The Big10 and MAC enter into a scheduling agreement across at least Football and Basketball. Each Big10 team plays at least 1 MAC school for this the MAC school gets say $650K in Football. In B-ball they could schedule home-home split over 2 years or maybe 1 since most MAC schools have decent B-ball arenas. If all the major conferences did something like this with the smaller conferences around them this would help fix the issue were most athletic programs are lossing money. And most big schools already play at least 1 small conference team.
Just something I have been thinking about.
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With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers it got me thinking about the Big 10 and College Football.
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