YOU Can Be The Subsequent Commissioner Of The Big12 Convention! Simply Apply On-line. Right here Is My Realignment Plan To Repair Faculty Soccer


BigTen: 10 groups

Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa

The BigTen goes again to 10 complete groups. Nebraska, Rutgers, Maryland, and Penn State are out. The primary three on that record have been by no means actually good suits for something besides the underside line and whereas Penn State is an efficient match and a very good member of the convention they’re wanted elsewhere

ACC: 10 groups

Clemson, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Wake Forest, North Carolina State,

This convention appears a bit mushy on paper, however the ACC was by no means a soccer league in any case. This brings Maryland again into the fold and if Clemson, Florida State, and Miami can ever all get going on the similar time this league could have 3 conventional powers. UNC has additionally changed into a high 40 soccer college. Wake is having a golden period proper now too. 

Massive East: 10 groups

Penn State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Boston Faculty, Cincinnati, UCF, Louisville

One in every of my favourite 30for30s is “Requiem For The Massive East”. It broke down the rise and supreme demise of the BigEast and their former commissioner principally mentioned that it got here all the way down to the choice to not let Penn State be part of the league as a result of the basketball faculties voted in opposition to it. This is a chance to proper that incorrect and plenty of others. Admittedly this league is not as sturdy in conventional energy homes, however just like the ACC if Penn State, VaTech, Pitt, and WVU are all jockeying for positions within the high 40 and Cincy and others ascend it is a fairly good league with a viable path to the playoff/convention championship since you would not be bumping up in opposition to an Alabama or Ohio State yearly. 

Pac-10: 10 groups

USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Stanford, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State

Again the way in which it was. This league has sucked for severely a decade now because of poor administration on the high and growth that did not actually assist anybody concerned. USC seems to lastly be heading in the right direction and a rising tide lifts all boats. 

SEC: 12 Groups

Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky

The SEC is promoting it is soul with their growth and this new proposed system of 4 pods or divisions or no matter. It’s truthfully gross. I need this league to return to what it was once I was a child. I need virtually all of those groups to play one another yearly. 

Southwest Convention: 10 Groups

Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, SMU, Houston, Memphis

That is the way in which God supposed this a part of the nation to align. The Texas faculties. The Oklahoma faculties. Memphis replaces Arkansas from previous Southwest Convention and provides to the basketball season. All of the rivalries. The custom.

Nice Plaines: 10 Groups

Utah, BYU, Utah State, Nebraska, Colorado, Boise State, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, Missouri

Admittedly the weakest convention as at present constituted, however you possibly can promote groups on a path to the playoff and a convention championship that would not be attainable of their present conditions (aside from Utah). 


Notre Dame

Enterprise as typical.

Playoff Format

We have been advised we’re going to 12 groups. I might choose 6-8, however 12 seems to be the quantity and that works for this realignment as a result of I might give all 7 convention winners and auto-bid after which have 5 at-large bids decided by some kind of committee. I might additionally do the seeding strictly by committee as nicely. In the event you win the Nice Plaines that does not imply you are the 7 seed. It would imply you are twelfth. Alabama and Georgia will be 1-2 if that’s how the 12 months shakes out. 


Each crew listed right here performs 9 convention video games. Which means the leagues with 10 members play everybody of their league as soon as. High 2 groups play for the championship. 3 non convention video games enable for video games in opposition to Notre Dame, out of convention rivalry, a creampuff or a resume builder.

I’m conscious that this may by no means occur as a result of every little thing is about cash as of late and I do not suppose that’s all the time the suitable plan of action. Simply because conferences CAN kind a brilliant league with 20 groups does not imply that they need to. Sure traditions needs to be preserved. I might even be inquisitive about how a lot completely different the cash could be total for school soccer. You’d add 8 playoff groups, two extra convention championship video games that matter. May you do some kind of over-arching rev share among the many 73 groups? 


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