Conference Realignment That Makes Sense: Part 2 With a Twist

JESSI SHARPECorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Jermaine Gresham #18 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball against Major Wright #21 of the Florida Gators during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

First of all, before trying to read this article go ahead and go down and make it a single page view.

I wrote two articles about six months ago, one proposed a tournament for the BCS National Championship with other realigning the conference to where they geographically make more since. The two articles are listed here and here.

 

Using my tournament formula of having the 10 conference champions automatically getting a bid and then taking the remaining top six and seeding them accordingly one thru 16.

The picture above should give you and indication of the championship game.  I used the 2009 preseason rankings from nutshellsports.com to help me figure out the my results as far as where all the teams would end up. 

Just thought it would be fun to combine these two ideas and see what I could come up with.  Listed below are the outcomes of the conference championship games and the BCS Tournament.  Hope you enjoy.

FARMHANDCHAMPIONSHIP GAME 
#2 OKLAHOMAVS#12 IOWA #2 OKLAHOMA 20-10
APPALACHIAN 
N.C. STATEVSCLEMSONCLEMSON 17-14
NORTHEASTERN 
#15 RUTGERSVS#7 PENN STATE#6 PENN STATE 24-16
SEMINOLE 
#1 FLORIDAVS#20 FLORIDA STATE#1 FLORIDA 30-11
ROCKY MOUNTAIN  
#8 UTAHVS#16 BOISE STATE#7 UTAH 30-22
ALAMO CONFERENCE 
#4 TEXASVS#9 TCU#4 TEXAS 15-10
SUNSHINE 
#3 USCVS#6 OREGON#3  USC 24-21
GREAT LAKES 
NOTRE DAMEVSPURDUEPURDUE 35-21
DELTA 
#23 LSUVS#10 OLE MISS#8 OLE MISS 23-10
OH-IO 
CINCINNATIVS#5 OHIO STATE#5 OHIO STATE 35-3

BCS TOURNAMENT SWEET 16ADVANCES
1. FLORIDAVS16. PURDUE1. FLORIDA 54-0
2. OKLAHOMAVS15. CLEMSON2. OKLAHOMA 33-10
3. USCVS14. IOWA3. USC 21-20
4. TEXASVS13. CAL4. TEXAS 20-10
5. OHIO STATEVS12. TEXAS TECH12. TEXAS TECH 31-17
6. PENN STATEVS11. TCU6. PENN STATE 20-3
7. UTAHVS10. ALABAMA7. UTAH 23-6
8. OLE MISSVS 9. OREGON9. OREGON 30-24

BCS TOURNAMENT ELITE 8ADVANCES
1. FLORIDAVS9. OREGON1. FLORIDA 31-16
2. OKLAHOMAVS7. UTAH2. OKLAHOMA 31-10
3. USCVS6. PENN STATE6. PENN STATE 30-24
4. TEXASVS12. TEXAS TECH4. TEXAS 31-23

BCS TOURNAMENT ROUND FINAL 4ADVANCES
1. FLORIDAVS4. TEXAS1. FLORIDA 21-14
2. OKLAHOMAVS6. PENN STATE2. OKLAHOMA 18-3

BCS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPCHAMPION
1. FLORIDAVS2. OKLAHOMA2. OKLAHOMA 31-17