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 Post subject: A 15-team Sun Belt?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:52 am 
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If the Sun Belt were to add another western school and another eastern school, it could split into three five-team divisions for basketball:

West:
Denver
UVSC
North Texas
UALR
Arkansas State

Central:
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans
Troy
South Alabama

East:
Western Kentucky
MTSU
Georgia Southern (or Appalachian State) (upgrade from I-AA)
Florida Atlantic
Florida International

The top four teams from each division would qualify for the conference basketball tournament. Each team would play eight games within its own division and ten against teams from the other divisions. A two-year rotation could be set up to guarantee everyone gets each other home-and-away over the course of two years.

East:
1 - Denver, UALR, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Troy
2 - UVSC, Arkansas State, North Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama

Central:
1 - UVSC, North Texas, Arkansas State, Florida Internaitonal, Georgia Southern
2 - Denver, UALR, MTSU, Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky

West:
1 - Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky, MTSU, South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafeyette
2 - Florida International, Georgia Southern, Troy, New Orleans, Louisiana-Monroe

In this setup:


  • Only one trip "out west" to Colorado or Utah each year for the East and Central Divisions.

  • Only one trip to Florida each year for the West and Central Divisions

  • At least nine for football, if not ten

  • Symmertry for basketball scheduling

  • Denver gets travel partner in Softball and Women's Soccer



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