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Post: #101
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 07:28 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(02-26-2020 08:39 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  Cincinnati
Connecticut
Georgetown
Louisville
Pittsburgh
Providence
Rutgers
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Syracuse
Temple
Villanova

That's not bad... my ideal conference would have a quadrant of UC, Louisville, Pitt and West Virginia. That Ohio River contingent is an underrated hotbed and was a strong force in the 2005-2012 Big East both on the field and with TV ratings. Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn certainly makes sense as well.

It is funny that you mention West Virginia as I was going back and forth on them. I was going to either add them and one other to get to 14, add West Virginia instead of Rutgers when making my original list of 12 schools, or cutting Rutgers to get to 11 to allow a double round robin in basketball.

In the end, I figured that the conference was so northeastern based and Rutgers has improved so much in basketball that it would seem incomplete without them, so I figured that they needed to be on my list.

I also originally toyed with adding Duke and UNC (it is a dream basketball based list after all) and UMass (since they are a local rival). I just figured I would keep the geography tighter and focus more on past/present Big East schools, so that eliminated Duke and UNC as great as they are. UMass just missed because they haven’t been very strong in awhile. However, make no mistake about it... I would add UMass over BC to my hypothetical newfangled Big East conference any day even though BC was original Big East. BC has been ACC so long that they would be an odd fit now (and, unlike Duke and UNC, BC doesn’t strengthen basketball).
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Post: #102
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
UC Santa Barbara
Nevada
UNLV
San Diego (USD)
UC Irvine
Cal State Fullerton
UCLA
Fresno State
UC Davis
Oregon
Washington
Hawaii
02-27-2020 04:22 PM
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Post: #103
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 12:47 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 07:28 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(02-26-2020 08:39 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  Cincinnati
Connecticut
Georgetown
Louisville
Pittsburgh
Providence
Rutgers
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Syracuse
Temple
Villanova

That's not bad... my ideal conference would have a quadrant of UC, Louisville, Pitt and West Virginia. That Ohio River contingent is an underrated hotbed and was a strong force in the 2005-2012 Big East both on the field and with TV ratings. Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn certainly makes sense as well.

It is funny that you mention West Virginia as I was going back and forth on them. I was going to either add them and one other to get to 14, add West Virginia instead of Rutgers when making my original list of 12 schools, or cutting Rutgers to get to 11 to allow a double round robin in basketball.

In the end, I figured that the conference was so northeastern based and Rutgers has improved so much in basketball that it would seem incomplete without them, so I figured that they needed to be on my list.

I also originally toyed with adding Duke and UNC (it is a dream basketball based list after all) and UMass (since they are a local rival). I just figured I would keep the geography tighter and focus more on past/present Big East schools, so that eliminated Duke and UNC as great as they are. UMass just missed because they haven’t been very strong in awhile. However, make no mistake about it... I would add UMass over BC to my hypothetical newfangled Big East conference any day even though BC was original Big East. BC has been ACC so long that they would be an odd fit now (and, unlike Duke and UNC, BC doesn’t strengthen basketball).

One good season doesn't mean Rutgers is back. Besides, they're 9-9 in the Big Ten, an underdog in their last two games and no lock to make the NCAA Tournament this year. Why not add Xavier or Dayton as a rival to Cincinnati or just keep it 11?

I will like to thank you for including Temple though.
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Post: #104
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
Maybe some type of Appalachian Mountain/Plateau conference.

Ohio State
Penn State
Kentucky
Tennessee
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina State
South Carolina
Clemson
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 06:06 PM)cubucks Wrote:  Maybe some type of Appalachian Mountain/Plateau conference.

Ohio State
Penn State
Kentucky
Tennessee
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina State
South Carolina
Clemson
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia

I know I said no rules but you're a Buckeye fan and you don't want the school up north in your conference?
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 06:15 PM)schmolik Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 06:06 PM)cubucks Wrote:  Maybe some type of Appalachian Mountain/Plateau conference.

Ohio State
Penn State
Kentucky
Tennessee
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina State
South Carolina
Clemson
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia

I know I said no rules but you're a Buckeye fan and you don't want the school up north in your conference?
We'll pick them up out of conference, lol.
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Post: #107
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 06:59 PM)cubucks Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 06:15 PM)schmolik Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 06:06 PM)cubucks Wrote:  Maybe some type of Appalachian Mountain/Plateau conference.

Ohio State
Penn State
Kentucky
Tennessee
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
North Carolina State
South Carolina
Clemson
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia

I know I said no rules but you're a Buckeye fan and you don't want the school up north in your conference?
We'll pick them up out of conference, lol.
I broke the rules a bit too. Maybe this is more of an interesting conference to me, rather than a "dream conference ".
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Post: #108
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 04:49 PM)schmolik Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 12:47 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 07:28 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(02-26-2020 08:39 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  Cincinnati
Connecticut
Georgetown
Louisville
Pittsburgh
Providence
Rutgers
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Syracuse
Temple
Villanova

That's not bad... my ideal conference would have a quadrant of UC, Louisville, Pitt and West Virginia. That Ohio River contingent is an underrated hotbed and was a strong force in the 2005-2012 Big East both on the field and with TV ratings. Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn certainly makes sense as well.

It is funny that you mention West Virginia as I was going back and forth on them. I was going to either add them and one other to get to 14, add West Virginia instead of Rutgers when making my original list of 12 schools, or cutting Rutgers to get to 11 to allow a double round robin in basketball.

In the end, I figured that the conference was so northeastern based and Rutgers has improved so much in basketball that it would seem incomplete without them, so I figured that they needed to be on my list.

I also originally toyed with adding Duke and UNC (it is a dream basketball based list after all) and UMass (since they are a local rival). I just figured I would keep the geography tighter and focus more on past/present Big East schools, so that eliminated Duke and UNC as great as they are. UMass just missed because they haven’t been very strong in awhile. However, make no mistake about it... I would add UMass over BC to my hypothetical newfangled Big East conference any day even though BC was original Big East. BC has been ACC so long that they would be an odd fit now (and, unlike Duke and UNC, BC doesn’t strengthen basketball).

One good season doesn't mean Rutgers is back. Besides, they're 9-9 in the Big Ten, an underdog in their last two games and no lock to make the NCAA Tournament this year. Why not add Xavier or Dayton as a rival to Cincinnati or just keep it 11?

I will like to thank you for including Temple though.

We're making the tournament this year. A very down ACC pretty much guarantees that. Lots of their at large bids are going to go somewhere and we have enough quality wins to get a bid comfortably.
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Post: #109
RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
May be different than others but I do not want my school, Jacksonville State, caught up in the rat race known as the SEC. So here is my list:
Jacksonville State
UAB
Georgia State
Kennesaw
Chattanooga
Middle Tenn
Memphis
South Alabama
Ga Southern
Southern Miss
Tulane
Western Carolina

WCU because of their band and JSU's band only competition is WCU, JMU and North TX. WCU is by far the closest.
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
SEC West
Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
SEC Central
Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi ans Mississippi St.
SEC East
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and South Florida.
SEC North
Kentucky, North Carolina St., Tennesse and Virginia Tech.
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(02-27-2020 12:47 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(02-27-2020 07:28 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(02-26-2020 08:39 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  Cincinnati
Connecticut
Georgetown
Louisville
Pittsburgh
Providence
Rutgers
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Syracuse
Temple
Villanova

That's not bad... my ideal conference would have a quadrant of UC, Louisville, Pitt and West Virginia. That Ohio River contingent is an underrated hotbed and was a strong force in the 2005-2012 Big East both on the field and with TV ratings. Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn certainly makes sense as well.

It is funny that you mention West Virginia as I was going back and forth on them. I was going to either add them and one other to get to 14, add West Virginia instead of Rutgers when making my original list of 12 schools, or cutting Rutgers to get to 11 to allow a double round robin in basketball.

In the end, I figured that the conference was so northeastern based and Rutgers has improved so much in basketball that it would seem incomplete without them, so I figured that they needed to be on my list.

I also originally toyed with adding Duke and UNC (it is a dream basketball based list after all) and UMass (since they are a local rival). I just figured I would keep the geography tighter and focus more on past/present Big East schools, so that eliminated Duke and UNC as great as they are. UMass just missed because they haven’t been very strong in awhile. However, make no mistake about it... I would add UMass over BC to my hypothetical newfangled Big East conference any day even though BC was original Big East. BC has been ACC so long that they would be an odd fit now (and, unlike Duke and UNC, BC doesn’t strengthen basketball).

I realize your view is from a hoops perspective, but you would need WVU in that configuration to give the conference a little credibility in football and for the size of their fan base.
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
Look, I have no delusion that this could ever happen.
ASUN Basketball
Bellarmine ................. KY
WKU ......................... KY
Marshall .................... WV
Liberty ...................... VA
ODU ......................... VA
UNC Wilmington ......... NC
Charlotte ................... NC
App St. ...................... NC
Lipscomb ................... TN
Chattanooga .............. TN
North Alabama ............ AL
UAB ........................... AL
Kennesaw St. .............. GA
Georgia St. ................. GA
Coastal Carolina .......... SC
College of Charleston ... SC
North Florida ............... FL
Jacksonville ................. FL
Stetson ....................... FL
FGCU .......................... FL

ASUN Football
East
Liberty - ODU - Charlotte - App St. - CCU - Marshall
West
WKU - UAB - North Alabama - Kennesaw St. - Ga. St. - Chattanooga/FGCU
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
North
Marshall
ODU
App St
ECU
Middle Tennessee
Memphis

South
UAB
Troy
Georgia State
Georgia Southern
UCF
USF

If we want to go to 14, push Georgia State and UAB to the North and add USM and one of ULL/LaTech/Tulane
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
Best scenario for App State:


AAC FB only. Keep a yearly H:H with Georgia Southern and alternate every two years a H:H with Marshall and H:H with CCU

Olympics sports rejoins the SoCon (go with Belmont as a pair to keep the Private/Public mix)
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Best scenario for ODU is AAC loses members and ODU gets in, or A10 magically adds ODU as basketball only and ODU does FBS Indy.
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RE: Design Your Dream Conference(s)
(03-07-2020 01:25 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Look, I have no delusion that this could ever happen.
ASUN Basketball
Bellarmine ................. KY
WKU ......................... KY
Marshall .................... WV
Liberty ...................... VA
ODU ......................... VA
UNC Wilmington ......... NC
Charlotte ................... NC
App St. ...................... NC
Lipscomb ................... TN
Chattanooga .............. TN
North Alabama ............ AL
UAB ........................... AL
Kennesaw St. .............. GA
Georgia St. ................. GA
Coastal Carolina .......... SC
College of Charleston ... SC
North Florida ............... FL
Jacksonville ................. FL
Stetson ....................... FL
FGCU .......................... FL

ASUN Football
East
Liberty - ODU - Charlotte - App St. - CCU - Marshall
West
WKU - UAB - North Alabama - Kennesaw St. - Ga. St. - Chattanooga/FGCU

It would be even without FGCU football...
I'd take that setup...
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