College Football Conference Realignment: What's the Lay of the Land in 2011?

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College Football Conference Realignment: What's the Lay of the Land in 2011?
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Nebraska begins Big Ten play this fall

In case you haven't been paying attention, there's been a major shake up in the college football landscape over the past twelve months.  Below is a look at the new conference configurations for the 2011 season.

ACC

  • Remains unchanged.


Big East

  • 2011 - remains unchanged.
  • 2012 - adds TCU.


Big Ten

  • 2011 - adds Nebraska. New divisions formed (see below). Added conference title game.


Big 12

  • 2011 - loses Nebraska and Colorado.  Eliminated two division format.  Eliminated conference title game.


Conference USA

  • Remains unchanged.


Independents

  • 2011 - BYU becomes an independent.


MAC

  • Remains unchanged.


Mountain West

  • 2011 - Adds Boise State.  Loses BYU and Utah.
  • 2012 - TCU leaves for the Big East.  Adds Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada.


Pac-12

  • 2011 - Adds Colorado and Utah. New divisions formed (see below). Added conference title game. Changed name to "Pac-12".


SEC

  • Remains unchanged.


Sun Belt

  • Remains unchanged.


WAC

  • 2011 - Loses Boise State to the Mountain West.
  • 2012 - Loses Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada to Mountain West.  Adds Texas State and Texas San Antonio.



Both the Big Ten and the Pac-12 are adding divisions to the fray in 2011.  Here's how they'll look this fall.

Big Ten

Leaders Division
Illinois
Indiana
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Legends Division
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern


Pac-12

North
California
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
Washington
Washington State

South
Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
UCLA
USC
Utah

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