Predictions for Every Team Joining a New Conference in 2014

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Predictions for Every Team Joining a New Conference in 2014
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Conference realignment will tone itself down in 2015, but the upcoming college football season features almost as many moving parts as any season in recent memory.

It's not just at the lower levels, either.

With Maryland and Rutgers moving to the Big Ten and Louisville moving to the ACC, even some of the "power-five" leagues will experience important turnover in 2014.

The movement of those bigger programs began a chain reaction as they all needed to be replaced by teams from middling conferences such as Conference USA. In turn, those teams from C-USA needed to be replaced from even lower-regarded conferences, and the teams from those lower-regarded conferences needed to be replaced as well.

But how can every new member be expected to fare in 2014? Is there a Texas A&M lurking in the bunch that is ready to compete for a conference championship? Or will everybody struggle to adjust?

Here is a realistic prediction for them all.

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