The college football landscape is on the verge of a massive shift, and no one is quite sure how it will all shake out. At this point, just about any sort of alignment seems like a possibility. One of the many formats that could be considered would be one similar to how Major League Baseball is set up.
Most people would argue that professional sports have a much more effective system for determining their champions than college sports do (with the possible exception of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament).
Since it is October and we are in the thick of the MLB playoffs, let's use that as our model for conference realignment.