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Unread post by Woodstovegang » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 am

https://www.si.com/college/2020/06/29/n ... ealignment

Atleast we could count the win vs UNC Concord.


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Unread post by appstate77 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:34 am

Unfortunately for reality, this makes sense.



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Unread post by EastHallApp » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:38 am

I'll give him credit for at least being creative. There are plenty of major issues with this idea, but I admit I'm intrigued by the core idea of no longer having "power conferences" and just having 10 different regional leagues of *theoretically* similar strength.

Of course, as he notes, that's also a big reason it would never be considered.



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Unread post by Woodstovegang » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 am

Can anyone imagine Clemson fans at the little Richardson field in Charlotte? Some fans would be buying tickets to sit on top B of A tower


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Unread post by Apps03 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:51 am

Interesting stuff. Never happen but interesting.

They even got the new charlotte airport logo in there.



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Unread post by Yosef84 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:58 am

I agree that, he at least gets credit for being creative, but how do GSU, ODU, Charlotte several others (most MAC programs) make the cut while Troy gets relegated? That makes no sense at all. I would also hate not having Georgia Southern in our conference.



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Unread post by PoplarHillApp » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:59 am

I like the idea



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Unread post by mike87 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:09 am

I'd gladly drop Southern for this. Don't see it though. Reality is the financial problem is short term and the P5's can weather it.



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Re: SI leagues realignment's

Unread post by EastHallApp » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am

Yosef84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:58 am
I agree that, he at least gets credit for being creative, but how do GSU, ODU, Charlotte several others (most MAC programs) make the cut while Troy gets relegated? That makes no sense at all. I would also hate not having Georgia Southern in our conference.
I almost stopped reading when I saw that about Troy. I assume it was for regional balance, but he went overboard there.

UMass already has no business being FBS and yet they somehow make the cut here.



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Unread post by Yosef84 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am

EastHallApp wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am
Yosef84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:58 am
I agree that, he at least gets credit for being creative, but how do GSU, ODU, Charlotte several others (most MAC programs) make the cut while Troy gets relegated? That makes no sense at all. I would also hate not having Georgia Southern in our conference.
I almost stopped reading when I saw that about Troy. I assume it was for regional balance, but he went overboard there.

UMass already has no business being FBS and yet they somehow make the cut here.
Yep, the only argument for leaving GSU and Charlotte in there is the "potential" since they are large market urban schools. Maybe basketball, but FCS would go to the same tourny in basketball. Troy has recent success in football, basketball and baseball. He needs to find another way to balance his regions. No way they should be excluded.



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Re: SI leagues realignment's

Unread post by BeauFoster » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:23 am

I believe Coastal was also left out.


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Unread post by Yosef84 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 am

BeauFoster wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:23 am
I believe Coastal was also left out.
Yes, Coastal was left out but that one is a little easier to understand. I'm not saying I completely agree with it but Coastal is a smaller institution and has not yet shown competitiveness at the upper level (other than baseball of course). I do believe Coastal is rising but I also think they have a lot of work to do before they are out of the woods....meaning infrastructure, finances and fan support as much as actual competitiveness.



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Unread post by EastHallApp » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 am

One major issue here is giving an auto bid to every league when there are some major imbalances AND you practically eliminate OOC play. I mean that Yankee Conference is Penn State and the 11 Dwarves (including the aforementioned UMass AND UConn, another one that might drop down soon anyway).

The "Mideast" league is basically taking a G5 and sticking OSU, Michigan and Michigan State into it.



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Re: SI leagues realignment's

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 am

EastHallApp wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:10 am
Yosef84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:58 am
I agree that, he at least gets credit for being creative, but how do GSU, ODU, Charlotte several others (most MAC programs) make the cut while Troy gets relegated? That makes no sense at all. I would also hate not having Georgia Southern in our conference.
I almost stopped reading when I saw that about Troy. I assume it was for regional balance, but he went overboard there.

UMass already has no business being FBS and yet they somehow make the cut here.
He should have explained with a sentence or two the reasons the schools were dropped as it was not based on on-field performance, or put their score he came up with for the 120 schools in his FBS.

Also is NDSU have that much better academics than us? That is the only explanation for their ranking of so many places higher than us.


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Re: SI leagues realignment's

Unread post by ASU3432Mi » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:29 pm

With the possible exception of Charlotte, I think the proposed Mid Atlantic looks like the most competitive.



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