NCAA Football: 5 Reasons Why the Great Realignment Is Toxic for the NCAA

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NCAA Football: 5 Reasons Why the Great Realignment Is Toxic for the NCAA
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As I once learned from Baseball America, If you're not satisfied with the way the independent leagues are set up right now, just wait two minutes and you'll find that something has changed. 

While meant as an obvious joke referencing the ever-shifting structure of independent baseball, it seems that the idea has now spread to the NCAA FBS football ranks. 

Ever since Nebraska uprooted itself from the Big 12 to go to the Big Ten, it's set off a domino effect that has left many fans confused as to who and where their school will play next year. 

While some would argue that a little change wouldn't be too bad for the nation's most popular collegiate sport, others would agree with me that everything is happening too fast—and that FBS football is developing a mind of its own.

This domino effect of schools changing their conferences is something I like to call the Great Realignment, although there is nothing great about it.

With the Great Realignment, schools are leaving their longtime home conferences for bigger and better ones, mergers are prevalent, and the likelihood of a split from the NCAA is imminent.  

Without further adieu, here are the reasons why the Great Realignment is toxic for the NCAA:

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