For Funsies: Conference Reallignment/Creation

VCU Heel

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But expansion is about football more than basketball and those are not good football additions. I guess getting into some new markets might help with recruiting, but it‘s still a major downgrade from what they’ve lost.
 

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74967528-4776-4158-B7E5-2151B8E66917.jpegLast year's NET

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#51 Colorado St
#83 UAB
#319 Air Force

Air Force and UAB also had 1st year coaches.

-UAB has had great program over the years, and they just hired a 53 year old Alum coach in Andy Kennedy who has a great track record and already has them as a projected NCAA bubble team this year. He will likely be there the next 10 to 15 years as well, they are set up well IMO.

-Air Forces 1st year new coach is actually their old coach. He's had success at AF before and the last season he coached there before returning he had an NCAA at large team and left good players. He's about the only coach to crack the code there.

If Army comes it's going to be football only which would open a sport for basketball focused school like Wichita St to join.
SIT DOWN GENE!!

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But expansion is about football more than basketball and those are not good football additions. I guess getting into some new markets might help with recruiting, but it‘s still a major downgrade from what they’ve lost.
Again, expansion is all about dollars. If it was based purely on football success, Oklahoma St. would have gotten in over Texas.
 

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Again, expansion is all about dollars. If it was based purely on football success, Oklahoma St. would have gotten in over Texas.
Football Success? On what basis?

National Championships? No
Big 12 Conference Championship Appearances? No
Revenue? No
H2H- Overall No; lately it’s edge OSU

This is a too hot a take even for this Sooner fan.
 

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Again, expansion is all about dollars. If it was based purely on football success, Oklahoma St. would have gotten in over Texas.
It‘s about eyeballs, but it’s also about success. If you’re program doesn’t have some degree of success, then it’s not going to keep people watching it. And Texas is a whole different animal.
 

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Football Success? On what basis?

National Championships? No
Big 12 Conference Championship Appearances? No
Revenue? No
H2H- Overall No; lately it’s edge OSU

This is a too hot a take even for this Sooner fan.
I'm not a sooners fan. In fact, I don't care for football all that much in general. But OSU has largely outperformed Texas for the last decade plus when you look at B12 standing and final national rankings. If the SEC were to go for the team with the most national championships, it would have gone to either Yale or Nebraska.
 

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I'm not a sooners fan. In fact, I don't care for football all that much in general. But OSU has largely outperformed Texas for the last decade plus when you look at B12 standing and final national rankings. If the SEC were to go for the team with the most national championships, it would have gone to either Yale or Nebraska.
I am a Sooner fan, rabid for football.

Your take is terrible and very poorly informed.
 

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I'm not a sooners fan. In fact, I don't care for football all that much in general. But OSU has largely outperformed Texas for the last decade plus when you look at B12 standing and final national rankings. If the SEC were to go for the team with the most national championships, it would have gone to either Yale or Nebraska.
They were already getting a school from Oklahoma, so there would have been no need to get another.
 

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I think you could have made a reasonable case for the A-10 pursuing Belmont but this is the smart play for them. Does the MVC build on that with Murray State and/or Northern Kentucky?
In my opinion Murray State would be the choice.
 
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A question for those in the know --

Did VCU have the opportunity in last 10 years to bolt to a better conference? Were any overtures made and rejected?

Looking forward what is the best option for VCU to move up in conference? I know many disagree but I think the A10 is holding VCU back. Even if it was something as small as the rankings. Every year we have to claw our way into Top 25. I believe if we had the exact same squads but played in the AAC we'd be ranked every year most of the year. Makes recruiting, tv deals, and getting into the dance all easier imo...
 
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