So if Liberty leaves for the CAA or SBC and SoCon starts to backfill after losing App St and GA So to the SBC what is the likelyhood that the SoCon simply annexs all of the Big South's fb schools?
I know that Davidson and UN-Greensboro don't fit into the SC/nonSC divisions but its doable and it would pretty much make them the only fb power in the Carolinas area (outside of the HBUCs).
SWAC = HBUC Gulf
MEAC = HBUC Atlantic
Southland = Texas/Louisana
SoCon/Big South = Carolinas (could dominate the market)
MVFC = Great Lakes/Rust Belt/North
OVC = Tenn/Kentucky
Big Sky = West/Moutain/Pacific
Patriot = Non-Scholarship
CAA/Patriot/NEC/Ivy = all mixed no true ownership of footprint
Logical, simple, and clean. So no chance at all.
There is still so much that will need to shake out. Smart of the SoCon to try to move now as FCS could be in for a big shake up. There were rumors awhile back that the AEast was going to expand and it seemed to suggest that they may be thinking of sponsoring football. I've been wondering if the NEC leftovers from that and the Big South leftovers from SoCon expansion would be able to form a football only FCS conference. Maybe with fewer scholarships to entice some of the non scholarship schools to move up?
But now the SoCon is talking with the non scholarship schools and a potential ETSU school? I would have thought it would be the Big South doing that.