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Wed Jan 13, 2016, 08:47 PM

 

Big 12 can hold conference title game without expanding

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/big-12-can-hold-conference-title-game-without-expanding-224319938.html

The Big 12 now has the option of holding a conference championship game – if it wants one.

Following a Wednesday meeting, the NCAA Division I Legislative Council voted to allow an FBS conference without 12 members to have a conference title game in football, provided it plays a round-robin schedule. The vote passed 7-2 with the ACC and AAC voting against it and the Pac-12 opting not to vote.

The Big 12, with its current 10-member structure, previously could not hold a championship game. Now, the conference does not need to add new members in order to do so....

As evidenced by the exclusion of Baylor and TCU in 2014, the existence of a title game could be a major factor in a team’s chances of reaching the four-team College Football Playoff. On top of that, there is an obvious financial incentive at stake as well. According to USA Today, Bowlsby said after the meeting that the game “could be worth upward of $20 million to the league.”

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 09:01 PM

1. I hope it doesn't want one.

Two teams playing a second time? What a waste.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 09:15 PM

2. Kind of pointless. I suppose they could admit the Amish and another MAC team in and

then qualify as a 12 team league and set up two divisions with the division winners playing for the championship.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 10:37 PM

3. Could they set up two five-team divisions?

 

Although it looks like geographical outlier West Virginia would have to be in the Texas Division, so as not to break up the Bedlam rivalry.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2016, 10:44 PM

4. They'd still have to play all teams to keep a round robin.



The only fair proposal is to have the top two teams play each other again.

How about limiting all the other conferences to 8-11 teams?

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