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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Quote Originally Posted by Outsider1 View Post
    I tend to lean in the direction of letting in proven programs to deepen the conference and then have two SLC divisions. In the end I think it would fuel better competition and improve the auto/at-large process come play-off time. The questions would then be centered around admitting new schools or have current members start a football program?

    ***Additional admission that I know I state this as only a recent return to the SLC, but we were a founding member and have been around a while.***
    Between the Big Sky and Southland, you could have 3 conferences with 8 teams each. This also allows an easier time for transitioning D2's to find a home, or an existing D1 that's thinking about starting football. 7 conference games, with a scheduling alliance among the three to ensure OOC games. Make the new conference a football only conference. I think there is some NCAA rule about autobids and 6 teams needing to play together x amount of years, but an exception can be made in this case with the newly created conference with 5 teams having been together. The NCAA has done waivers like this before I think.

    Big Sky

    Montana
    Montana State
    EWU
    Portland State
    Idaho
    Idaho State
    Weber State
    SUU

    Southland

    Nicholls
    McNeese
    SHSU
    SFA
    SELA
    Northwestern State
    Central Arkansas
    Lamar


    The other conference

    Northern Colorado
    Davis
    Poly
    Northern Arizona
    Sac State
    UIW
    HBU
    ACU


    Easier said than done of course.

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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    "The Other Conference"....I like that!

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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Great West Conference 2.0?

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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    That would be some LONG travelling..........
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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUBison View Post
    Between the Big Sky and Southland, you could have 3 conferences with 8 teams each. This also allows an easier time for transitioning D2's to find a home, or an existing D1 that's thinking about starting football. 7 conference games, with a scheduling alliance among the three to ensure OOC games. Make the new conference a football only conference. I think there is some NCAA rule about autobids and 6 teams needing to play together x amount of years, but an exception can be made in this case with the newly created conference with 5 teams having been together. The NCAA has done waivers like this before I think.

    Big Sky

    Montana
    Montana State
    EWU
    Portland State
    Idaho
    Idaho State
    Weber State
    SUU

    Southland

    Nicholls
    McNeese
    SHSU
    SFA
    SELA
    Northwestern State
    Central Arkansas
    Lamar


    The other conference

    Northern Colorado
    Davis
    Poly
    Northern Arizona
    Sac State
    UIW
    HBU
    ACU


    Easier said than done of course.
    Trade Northern Arizona and Southern Utah in your conference alignment, and this looks pretty good. Northern Arizona is an original Big Sky member, so I can't imagine we would eliminate them to keep Southern Utah.
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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Quote Originally Posted by JayJ79 View Post
    everyone playing 9 conference games in the same 9 weeks, sure.
    But it is possible for everyone to play 9 conference games in 10 weeks.

    Everyone should play the same amount of conference games (barring weather cancellations or other events beyond control).
    And if you want everyone to play 9 games, then at least 2 teams will have to play each other during what is typically the "non-conference" portion of the season (and then either have a bye week or play a non-conference game during the typical conference portion of the season)
    The opponent of the team that just got their 9th game is now playing their 10th.

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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUBison View Post
    Between the Big Sky and Southland, you could have 3 conferences with 8 teams each. This also allows an easier time for transitioning D2's to find a home, or an existing D1 that's thinking about starting football. 7 conference games, with a scheduling alliance among the three to ensure OOC games. Make the new conference a football only conference. I think there is some NCAA rule about autobids and 6 teams needing to play together x amount of years, but an exception can be made in this case with the newly created conference with 5 teams having been together. The NCAA has done waivers like this before I think.

    Big Sky

    Montana
    Montana State
    EWU
    Portland State
    Idaho
    Idaho State
    Weber State
    SUU

    Southland

    Nicholls
    McNeese
    SHSU
    SFA
    SELA
    Northwestern State
    Central Arkansas
    Lamar


    The other conference

    Northern Colorado
    Davis
    Poly
    Northern Arizona
    Sac State
    UIW
    HBU
    ACU


    Easier said than done of course.
    Geographically, HBU belongs in the Southland. For travel purposes only, maybe put Central Arkansas in the Big Sky and Portland State in the Other Conference..
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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Just say no. Too much travel in the “other” conference.

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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    My crack at this

    Big Sky

    Montana
    Montana State
    EWU
    Portland State
    Idaho
    Idaho State


    Southland

    Nicholls
    McNeese
    SHSU
    SFA
    SELA
    Northwestern State
    Central Arkansas

    New Conference
    Lamar
    HBU
    UIW
    ACU
    Tarleton (looking to move up)
    A&M Commerce (looking to move up)
    A&M Corpus/A&I Kingsville consolidated sports (looking to move up)

    The other conference

    Weber State
    SUU
    Northern Colorado
    Davis
    Poly
    Northern Arizona
    Sac State
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    Re: SLC Title Reasonings

    Rev, that would be more reasonable from a geographical standpoint but leave a lot of OOC games or have us playing each other more than once; never was a fan of that. What would it do to the playoff bracket? Are more micro-conferences the answer?
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