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Time for some fantasy NCAA football. I want to mix up everything! Change the conference make-ups, change the conference sizes, change conference schedules and make them more uniform ALL WITHOUT ADDING OR SUBTRACTING ANY TEAMS FROM P5 STATUS!!!

First one must realize that 9 conference games is too many and more OOC P5 vs P5 OOC games are needed (talk to any computer football ranker).
Next, one must realize that for 16 team conferences an 8 game conference schedule is a nightmare.

Both of these can be cleared up by going to 17 team conferences! How to get to 17?

The SEC picks up UCF from the Big 12.

The ACC takes back Maryland (it NEVER belonged in the B1G), and picks up Cincinnati and West Virginia from the Big 12.

The B1G loses Maryland but adds Oregon and Washington (both AAU members) and CHANGES ITS NAME TO "The Big Coastal Conference" or BCC.

The remainder of the the PAC and Big 12 conferences merge and become "The Central Pacific Conference" or CPC. Now all FOUR major conferences have 17 members!

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt.

ACC: Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (FL), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.

BCC: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon. Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Southern California, UCLA, Washington, and Wisconsin

CPC: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Brigham Young, California, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Utah, and Washington State.

With 17 team conferences, each team will have 16 opponents. If each team has 4 "traditional opponents" it leaves 12 teams to be rotated in blocks of four teams. This way every team will play all 16 opponents at least twice every 6 years (which is far more often than say the SEC currently does).

For example #6 UF (the ranking are 15 years averages ALWAYS) :

UF's rivals would be #2 Georgia, #4 Louisiana State, #13 Tennessee, #14 Kentucky

In years 1 and 2 UF would also play: #1 Alabama, #8 Auburn, #9 Mississippi, and #16 Vanderbilt.

In years 3 and 4 UF would also play: #3 Oklahoma, #7 Mississippi State, #10 Texas, and #15 Arkansas.

In years 5 and 6 UF would also play: #5 Texas A&M, #?? Central Florida, #11 Missouri, and #12 South Carolina.

All of the conferences would schedule likewise.
 

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Your conferences are too big. Go with six 10-team major conferences with partnering six 10-team minor conferences and a Tier III tie in. Every conference plays round robin every year with conference champs and two at-larges making the playoffs. Then run relegation between the divisions. Minor division winner moves up, last place in major division moves down, etc.

I fleshed this out a couple years ago and tried to balance quality and regionality.

Big EastAtlantic CoastSECBig 10Big 12Pac 10
Major DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor Division
Virginia TechClemsonAlabamaOhio StateOklahomaOregon
Penn StateFlorida StateLouisiana StateWisconsinTexas ChristianSouthern Cal
CincinnatiSouth CarolinaGeorgiaMichigan StateOklahoma StateStanford
West VirginiaGeorgia TechFloridaNebraskaMissouriUtah
LouisvilleCentral FloridaAuburnIowaTexasArizona State
Notre DameMiamiMississippi StateMichiganKansas StateArizona
PittsburghNorth CarolinaArkansasNorthwesternTexas A&MUCLA
Boston CollegeNorth Carolina StateTennesseeMinnesotaBaylorWashington
MarylandKentuckyMississippiIllinoisTexas TechOregon State
SyracuseWake ForestVanderbiltPurdueIowa StateCalifornia
Minor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor Division
VirginiaAppalachian StateArkansas StateNorthern IllinoisBrigham YoungBoise State
NavyGeorgia SouthernLouisiana TechToledoHoustonAir Force
Old DominionEast CarolinaMiddle Tennessee StateOhioTulsaSan Diego State
TempleSouth FloridaTroyBowling GreenUtah StateNevada
RutgersWestern KentuckyLouisiana-LafayetteWestern MichiganRiceFresno State
MarshallDukeSouthern MissCentral MichiganWyomingHawaii
ConnecticutFlorida AtlanticMemphisBall StateUTEPColorado State
BuffaloFlorida InternationalLouisiana-MonroeKentSMUSan Jose State
*ArmyCharlotteSouth AlabamaIndianaTexas StateWashington State
UMassGeorgia StateUABAkronKansasColorado
Tier IIITier IIITier IIITier IIITier IIITier III
Coastal CarolinaLouisianaMiami-OhioIdahoNew Mexico
Eastern MichiganNorth TexasUNLV
TulaneNew Mexico State
UT San Antonio
 

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Your conferences are too big. Go with six 10-team major conferences with partnering six 10-team minor conferences and a Tier III tie in. Every conference plays round robin every year with conference champs and two at-larges making the playoffs. Then run relegation between the divisions. Minor division winner moves up, last place in major division moves down, etc.

I fleshed this out a couple years ago and tried to balance quality and regionality.

Big EastAtlantic CoastSECBig 10Big 12Pac 10
Major DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor DivisionMajor Division
Virginia TechClemsonAlabamaOhio StateOklahomaOregon
Penn StateFlorida StateLouisiana StateWisconsinTexas ChristianSouthern Cal
CincinnatiSouth CarolinaGeorgiaMichigan StateOklahoma StateStanford
West VirginiaGeorgia TechFloridaNebraskaMissouriUtah
LouisvilleCentral FloridaAuburnIowaTexasArizona State
Notre DameMiamiMississippi StateMichiganKansas StateArizona
PittsburghNorth CarolinaArkansasNorthwesternTexas A&MUCLA
Boston CollegeNorth Carolina StateTennesseeMinnesotaBaylorWashington
MarylandKentuckyMississippiIllinoisTexas TechOregon State
SyracuseWake ForestVanderbiltPurdueIowa StateCalifornia
Minor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor DivisionMinor Division
VirginiaAppalachian StateArkansas StateNorthern IllinoisBrigham YoungBoise State
NavyGeorgia SouthernLouisiana TechToledoHoustonAir Force
Old DominionEast CarolinaMiddle Tennessee StateOhioTulsaSan Diego State
TempleSouth FloridaTroyBowling GreenUtah StateNevada
RutgersWestern KentuckyLouisiana-LafayetteWestern MichiganRiceFresno State
MarshallDukeSouthern MissCentral MichiganWyomingHawaii
ConnecticutFlorida AtlanticMemphisBall StateUTEPColorado State
BuffaloFlorida InternationalLouisiana-MonroeKentSMUSan Jose State
*ArmyCharlotteSouth AlabamaIndianaTexas StateWashington State
UMassGeorgia StateUABAkronKansasColorado
Tier IIITier IIITier IIITier IIITier IIITier III
Coastal CarolinaLouisianaMiami-OhioIdahoNew Mexico
Eastern MichiganNorth TexasUNLV
TulaneNew Mexico State
UT San Antonio
The B1G and the SEC are already at 16. They won't go backwards. I'm only talking about moving a handful of teams while you're talking about wholesale redistribution of teams. Neither of our schemes is ever going to happen. :(
 
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