But on a side note, in case most "super-conferences" plan to have 16 (the closest would be C-USA), will there be a 4-pod system? Or a 2-division, 4-section system?
I think geographicallyb and schedule-wise the 4-pod system is best but I don't know how a CCG would be selected. The 2 division system is better for a CCG. I think the 2 division system will be used unless someone comes up with a way to work the 4-pod system.
You have a point BePcr. And I was wondering. In a certain perspective for division play. I've tried to make a sample diagram related with it:
C-USA East Pod 1: UNC-Charlotte, Old Dominion, Florida International, Florida Atlantic
C-USA East Pod 2: Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee St, Marshall, Arkansas St.
C-USA West Pod 1: UAB, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, UL-Lafayette
C-USA West Pod 2: UTEP, UTSA, North Texas, Rice
Oh, have a 9-game conference-play schedule. Each team will face ALL 3 others within their own pod from their own division once, while facing the other 4 from the other pod within their own division, and face one school from each of the 2 pods of the other division (on a 4-year span; and for home-and-home basis on an 8-year span).
The top teams of each division will meet up in the C-USA CCG. Lemme know your thoughts.