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MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Posted on: September 19, 2011 8:48 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2011 11:09 pm
 
Don't you dare try to copyright the latest (possible} conference on the horizon.

I'm calling it the Big Country.

CBSSports.com has learned that merger talks have heated up again between the Mountain West and Conference USA on a possible 22-to-24-team combination that would span the country and result in an automatic BCS bowl berth for the winner of the amalgamation.

As CBSSports.com initially reported, officials from each conference first discussed the arrangement last year. Each league would produce individual champions who would then play off in a championship game for the BCS berth. Officials from each conference have met recently on the subject CBSSports.com also learned.

There are complications. The Mountain West is still waiting to learn if it will receive temporary BCS status in 2012 and 2013 as a result of meeting a series of benchmarks over a four-year period that concludes after this season. Aside from that, with conference realignment in full swing, college athletics' first super, duper conference just might work. Assuming the remains of the Big East and Big 12 merge, there will be one less automatic BCS berth. The Big Country snatch that up, spanning from the Carolinas, Florida and Mississippi to Texas and the West Coast and Hawaii.

There were no details on how the champions in the individual conferences would be decided. Conference USA is a 12-team league, that is decided by a championship game between the two division winners. The Mountain West is currently an eight-team league that will be 10 teams in 2012. It is losing TCU to the Big East next year and getting Nevada, Hawaii and Fresno from the WAC. It's not clear if the conference would or could expand further to 12 teams.

"It would strengthen our league and give us more television sets," said an administrator from the possible Big Country. "I think it's a big picture thing for us."

Using the current configuration, think of a Boise State-Central Florida Big Country champ game for a berth in, say, Orange or Fiesta Bowl. Not sure how the Orange or Fiesta feel about that. That's another blog for another time.
Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:46 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Ummm, no one from the SEC has WON a national title in football in the last 5 years.  They may have been awarded (voted) one.  There have been other undefeated teams.  And yes, you need to play to win.  A perfect example is the basketball, where Conneticut WON the National Championship.  If it were simply voted on at the end of the season, they would not have the made-up trophy.  

No doubt the SEC is strong.  But, there were other schools in the 5 year span, that were undefeated.  They could have won.  

This is why there is no NCAA champion for Division 1A football.  Just for the other divisions, with playoffs. 



Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 8:59 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Dodd's labeling of this is deceiving.  They are forming an association/league, not a conference.  they will operate independently.  Simply their CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS will meet in another "Championship" in hope that the BCS will recognize that champion for an AQ.  It's similar to the push for a playoff system, only at the next level down. 

Keep in mind that the BIG 12 is not done expanding.  Talks are about West Virginia and Louisville, but they could go the Houston/Boise State direction.  (BYU is all but out of the discussion).  



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:55 am
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Ok, 

The Idea of C-USA and the MWC merge is AMAZING ! ! ! ! !   They should also play there non conference games inbetween the two.  I think that the MWC should add Utah State from the WAC and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt, or the other two service accademies.  By this addition it would make a strong conference that would draw big crowds and TV. The MWC has the Mtn. Network and would love to see C-USA and the MWC merge.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:45 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Though I won't disagree with your comments about Miami not winning in the SEC (at this moment in time).  Do you really believe that Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Florida do not cheat ?   Cmon you're not that naive are you ?  They just haven't gotten caught. 



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:42 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Yeah well Cheatin' Chizik do0wn in Auburn sure knows how to skirt the rules and not get caught by the NCAA maybe the Hurricanes need ot look to him for pointers!



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:36 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

Speaking like a true idiot.




Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:02 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

That's why the SEC has won the last five national titles. Let's see your Cheating Hurricanes play 8 teams from the SEC and see how many wins you guys have? My guess is 1-2, and that's if you play Vandy and Kentucky. If Miami played Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and lets say South Carolina, you would win 0



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:02 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

That's why the SEC has won the last five national titles. Let's see your Cheating Hurricanes play 8 teams from the SEC and see how many wins you guys have? My guess is 1-2, and that's if you play Vandy and Kentucky. If Miami played Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and lets say South Carolina, you would win 0



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:02 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

That's why the SEC has won the last five national titles. Let's see your Cheating Hurricanes play 8 teams from the SEC and see how many wins you guys have? My guess is 1-2, and that's if you play Vandy and Kentucky. If Miami played Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and lets say South Carolina, you would win 0



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:01 pm
 

MWC, CUSA discuss first super, duper conference

That's why the SEC has won the last five national titles. Let's see your Cheating Hurricanes play 8 teams from the SEC and see how many wins you guys have? My guess is 1-2, and that's if you play Vandy and Kentucky. If Miami played Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and lets say South Carolina, you would win 0


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