Conference Realignment: 8 Loser AQ Schools That Should Be Replaced

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Conference Realignment: 8 Loser AQ Schools That Should Be Replaced
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Superconferences are on hold.

Phew!

The college football roller coaster ride of realignment talk came to a screeching halt when the Pac-12 announced it would stay at 12 teams. Oklahoma and Texas have decided to play nice, work out their differences and rebuild the Big 12.

The BCS lives on for at least a few more years. Ugh!

The ever-agitating computer selection methods will continue to pick out No. 1 and No. 2 while we humans continue to debate about the computer's selections.

The six conferences in the AQ club will continue to hold their BCS-capped heads high above the rest of college football while we all continue to question the worthiness of namely the Big East and the ACC's invitations to the party.

We will also be left in wonderment while the undefeated Boise States and TCUs are not permitted to ever play for a national championship, but are permitted to defeat the Oklahomas and Wisconsins for a shiny consolation prize.

But hey, if you're a Big East fan, you have to love the hefty pile of money each undeserving team in the conference gets to split every year. Rutgers fans are elated at all the BCS dough they've received. About five years ago, Rutgers transformed from losing eight games a season to being nationally ranked. Just like that!

Rising from the muck, a few non-AQ schools have proved on the field that the outsiders of college football are still a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, consistent AQ bottom-dwellers show minimal signs of improvement while they rake in the big bucks of BCS status.

The following eight BCS schools should be kicked out. Poor performance on the field should strip away their automatic-qualifying status, which should be given to the more deserving.

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