College Football Conference Realignment: The Logical Superconferences Revisited

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College Football Conference Realignment: The Logical Superconferences Revisited
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West Virginia will be joining the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers' closest conference opponent will be 870 miles away in Ames, Iowa. Hmm, that’s strange.

The Big East, in an act of complete desperation, is begging the likes of Boise State, Air Force, Houston and SMU to join the conference. That’s even more strange.

A team from Boise, Idaho could possibly play in a conference championship located in or near New York City. Huh?

It is time to revisit the logical superconference solution to solve the loitering misery of conference realignment that plagues 2011 with its impending doom.

Last month I dreamt up what could be the ideal solution. If you haven’t read the article yet, it’s not too late.

After a few gentle and mostly not-so-gentle suggestions from fans, I finally assembled the sensible college football league that pays due respect to geography, rivalries and established tradition.

Each of the four conferences consist of upper and lower tiers. Members in Tier A of each conference meet in a four-team playoff to determine the national champion.

Order is restored. Ding-dong the wicked BCS is dead!

The Tier B champion of each conference is promoted to Tier A the following year, taking the place of the Tier A team with the poorest performance.

A team that performs consistently at the bottom of its Tier B division can be challenged by an outsider to be removed from the league entirely. That means you, New Mexico.

Here is a look at the current superconference standings if the daydreamed league were in place this season.

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