This again. (conf expansion, ACC in talks with ND)

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  1. savbandjacket

    savbandjacket Dodd-Like

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    I went full retart to show the low level of regard I have for UConn from an athletics standpoint.
     
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  2. gtphd

    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    I would rather kick Wake out of the conference and stay at 14 rather than any of those options.
     
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  3. WracerX

    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    Why hate on Wake? Kick out someone who can't win a conference championship, like Miami.
     
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    ramblin' wagon Fluke-like Ban Hammer'd

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    I really don't understand the obsession of endless conference expansion. A 16 team conference with an 8 game schedule is so far beyond retarded. For those that are arithmetically challenged that would mean you don't play 7 teams every year. The scheduling is already dicked up with 14 teams.
     
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    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    With the 16 team format, you essentially have the old 8 team conference with a playoff quarter final. In our case, it would be the old ACC and the old Big East.
     
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    Make this happen.
     
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  7. Allen Koholic

    Allen Koholic Likes dick drawings.

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    If conference expansion convinces the ACC to do a real job realigning the divisions along a not-100% stupid reason like arbitrarily hoping Miami will play FSU every year in the championship game, I'm all for it.
     
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  8. ramblin' wagon

    ramblin' wagon Fluke-like Ban Hammer'd

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    So two 8 team conferences.
     
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    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    That is how I feel about the 16 team conferences. Shoot, I would only count divisional games towards making the championship game.
     
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  10. 77GTFan

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    I would hate two eight team divisions - that's like having two conferences whose champions play each other. If we expand further I maintain the best approach to football is to have no divisions and have the schools do their own scheduling of nine conference games per year. With sixteen schools you would play nine and miss playing six each year. Natural rivalries would develop. Traditional playing dates would emerge as they did in the old SEC when they used this approach when we were in the conference. The ninth game would give plenty of conference game volume for TV. Have a championship between the two schools with the best conference record. Break ties first with head to head results and next with their Playoff Ranking which allows strength of schedule to factor in. Very simple and effective.

    I believe I would even use the same basic format for other sports. If you want 20 conference games in basketball, schedule your own ten home and home series. Seed the tournament 1 through 16 based on conference record, with ties broken by head to head first and RPI second.
     
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  11. Techbert

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    I'm holding out for University of Hawaii as our 16th member.

    They are as much on the Atlantic Coast as Notre Dame is. Better mascot as well.
     
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  12. WracerX

    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    Adding a Caribbean medical school would be nice.
     
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    JacketFan77 Bokonon High Priest

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  14. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    I miss those days now.
     
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    Jesus, some of you people are just dumb. The ACC pays the least of the Power Five conferences. As evidenced by Maryland, it needs to be stable and full so that we don't have to fill in with crappy schools. Notre Dame is the best we can do and it is stupid to try to argue that a 15 vs 16 team conference is much of a difference. Just go to a 9 game conference schedule which the SEC is considering.
     
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    ramblin' wagon Fluke-like Ban Hammer'd

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    Considering that just last year ACC members voted against going to a 9 game schedule, I find it unlikely everyone would change their minds suddenly. Hence the assumption that we would stay at 8.
     
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    I agree - ND would help the conference and realignment would be an added benefit

    South
    Mia
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    GT
    Clem
    UNC
    Duke
    Wake
    NC State

    North
    ND
    Louisville
    Pitt
    VT
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    BC
    Syracuse
    Connecticut or Navy

    Go for it ACC. I think the Commish has done a good job holding the conference together and strengthening it. Let's go one more step. UVA will b*****
    about being in the North but so be it. Make them eat it. Play 2 teams from the other division each year and 9 ACC games a year. Better than what we have now with unfair cross divisional yearly rivals and us never playing FSU. GT plays Clemson every year and VT plays Wake. How fair is that?
     
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    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    That north division sucks balls

    Please no Syracuse, Navy, or UConn.
     
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    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    VT play BC. Duke plays Wake.
     
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    After the snowflakes at Notre Dame walked out on Pence on Saturday's graduation ceremony, can't say I'm upset about them not being a full member.