continued from the other day.
Division 1A: 2025:
Colonial(Upgrades from Division 1AA):
Boston University (Revived Program. Plays at Foxboro Stadium)
Georgia State (New Program: Plays at Georgia Dome)
South Florida (From Big East)
Virginia Commonwealth (New Program)
William and Mary
Very unlikely this conference will move up. Plus, I don't see USF wanting to join this conference. It is possible that Boston U could bring football back, and the Ga. State could have football in the near future.
Say it with me. The old SWC is dead. The old SWC is dead. And yet you keep trying to bring it back under another name, using C-USA this time. Your conference is too regional and that hurts tv. Also, Tulane and Rice aren't too likely to drop football yet. Tulane basically had a year vacation from football and men's basketball due to Katrina. Rice is a lot like Vanderbilt. Very strict private school who has to compete with several schools that have more lenient standards than their own. St. Louis isn't too likely to revive its football program.
Little Twelve(New Conference, created from the implosions of the Missouri Valley, Gateway, and Horizon conference and turnovers in the MAC, MAIAC, Great West, GlVC, and GLIC:)
Illinois State (From Missouri Valley/ Gateway)
Indiana State (From Missouri Valley/Gateway)
IUPUI (From Mid Continent: Plays at RCA Dome.)
Grand Valley (from Great Lakes)
Minnesota State-Mankato (From North Central by way of Great West)
Nebraska-Omaha (From North Central by way of Great West)
North Dakota (From North Central by way of Great West)
North Dakota State (From Great West)
South Dakota State (From Great West)
Southern Illinois (From Missouri Valley/Gateway)
Wayne State (Michigan) From GLIC by way of Horizon
League/Gateway and MAC, Plays at Ford Field now)
Youngstown State (from Gateway)
Ohio would freak if it were in this conference. Grand Valley makes more sense in this conference. Michigan Tech is quite contented to stay in the Great Lakes. Dunno on Wayne State.
Bowling Green State
Dayton (From Atlantic Ten/Colonial/Pioneer League, bball only)
Indiana of Pennsylvania
Kent (bball only)
a little more likely.
Boise State (from WAC)
Fresno State (from WAC)
Nevada (From WAC)
San Diego State
BYU isn't going to let Utah State join and New Mexico isn't going to let NM State join. UNLV has no objections to Nevada joining and has in fact, pushed for UNR's inclusion. That's why Nevada was left.
I just don't see the Pac 10 expanding to twelve. If they did, which is a very long shot at best, I don't see UC-Davis and Hawaii getting invites. My money would be on Colorado, and maybe Utah.
I just don't see the SEC changing.
Georgia Southern (from Southern)
Louisiana Tech (from WAC)
Western Kentucky (From Gateway)
Louisiana Tech is not going to be in the SEC. Never. Also, I have my doubts on UTSA.
New Mexico State
Northern Arizona (from Big Sky)
Oregon Tech (Portland State merged with OIT-Klamath Falls and renamed OIT-Portland, main campus.)
Notre Dame (If still in 1A)
Illinois-Chicago (From Horizon League, Plays football at Soldier Field)
Missouri State (From Missouri Valley/Gateway)
Oakland (From Mid Continent/Gateway, Plays football at Pontiac Silverdome)
UMKC (From Mid Continent/Gateway,
*Currently Arizona State-West Campus. A recent reorganization has just
split it off from Arizona State University. It will join the newly
created Arizona Regional University System (Northern Arizona is the
flagship of this system).
#Currently Arizona-Mesa. Will split off from University of Arizona to
join the Arizona Regional University system.
Virginia Commonwealth-Virginia (Trophy: Governor's Cup)
Old Dominion-Virginia Tech
William and Mary-Virginia
Boston College-Boston U. (Trophy: Keg o'Beans)
Boston College-UMass (Trophy: Revolutionary War Musket)
Michigan State-Michigan Tech (Trophy: Golden Engineer's Square)
Wayne State-Oakland (Trophy: Pontiac V8)
Wayne State-Toledo (Trophy: Steel Wheel)
Western Michigan-Grand Valley State
Eastern Michigan-Saginaw Valley State
Northern Michigan-Central Michigan
UC Davis-Fresno State (Trophy: Silver Plow)
No More BCS: Instead Division 1A Championship is determined by a 24 team playoff. 14 conference champions + 10 at large bids (determined by what once was the BCS calculations before). If a Conference champion doesn't have a winning record, that bid goes to the next runner up. If no member has a winning record, then that spot becomes another at-lage bid.
This means that 24 places in the post-season are up for grabs in a division of 168 schools, compared to 60+ places among 119 schools right now.
Now tear it apart![/quote]