I am still trying to grasp where these conferences are going with this east coast - west coast mix. The current BCS label/AQ must be so powerful and lucrative that certain west coast schools would join BE fb, plus break up all their sports from one single conference.
However, with non-AQ conferences following similar logic, or non-logic, can it prove worthy for them? I suppose they are expecting nice future TV contracts and a new BCS provision shall embrace them.
I just don't see it, particularly if a major conference playoff is enacted. These fringe "collect all/many from everywhere" shall project what they really are: desperate wannnabes'. That is not knocking the quality and capabilities of certain individual schools who are members of such. However, what a collection projects, is reality. Being down-the-line in conference pecking orders may not be enhanced with numbers that are more of the same; or with new geographical picks still not ready for prime time so to speak.
The idea with big numbers is that one or so teams each year will garner BCS-type appeal. It's a gamble at best intended to off-set the #'s factor.
Pretty much. The eye test has shown me we now have 5 real conferences SEC, ACC, B1G, PAC, B12, 2 wannabees BE, CTBA, 2 never will bes MAC, SBC, 1 on its death bed WAC. If playoffs start at 4 it would eventually go to 8, maybe 16 someday. BSU and all the others in the 2 All Across America conf. might as well form 2 regional all sports and try and get in the playoffs that way. This would help from killing off your other 15 sports, while trying to chase the almighty dollar in fb. Fact is BSU is never going to win the Title or have a shot unless they're in the Pac(not happening) or the B12(probably not happening).