NCAA Realignment: Four New Mega Conferences and the New Look of College Football

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NCAA Realignment: Four New Mega Conferences and the New Look of College Football

The 2010 college football season is rapidly approaching for college football fans. Individual team reports and preseason rankings, however, do not seem to top the list of of discussions at this point.

The movement of teams out of their traditional conferences into new ones is dominating the headlines of college football at this point in time.

These discussions are also leaning toward possible realities rather than rumors and speculations.

In fact, ESPN's College Football Live recently reported that the college football landscape might possibly be dominated by four new megaconferences in the near future.

The Big 10, Pac-10, ACC, and SEC could possibly emerge as the four new college football megaconferences in the future.

There is no doubt that each of these four will capture to entire television markets of their respective geographic regions.

There are also a lot of questions that surround this possibility such as:

What will happen to the Big 12 and Big East? What will happen to the teams from these conferences that do not leave? Will traditional rivalries be lost? Will new rivalries be created?

At this point, some of these questions cannot be answered.

On the other hand, if there is any truth to the formation of these megaconferences then there is no doubt that old rivalries will persist and new ones will be born.

The following slideshow reflects upon the possible movement of teams into these new megaconferences and what it could mean for the landscape of college football.

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