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Good point. They are great OOC opponents but would be boring rivals.

Let's imagine VT had moved to the B1G instead of Maryland. How would we VT fans perceive it from a rivalry standpoint?

1) We would trade 6 division games every year.
Lose: Miami, GT, UNC, Pitt, Duke, uva*
Gain: OSU, Michigan, MSU, PSU, Indiana, Rutgers

I love the fact we have OSU, Michigan and PSU as future OOC home and away opponents (or recent past). Great for OOC... but not as rivals. And we already had Rutgers as a rival once... meh. Of that group, maybe only PSU would be an interesting annual opponent.

2) Other division rotation games change.
Lose: BC every year and rotate FSU, Clemson, NCSU, Wake, Cuse, Louisville every six years.
Gain: No sticky! Rotate Nebraska, Wisky, Minnesota, Iowa, NW, Purdue, Illinois every two or three years.

3) We would lose the access to Notre Dame every three years or so.

4) If we wanted to keep uva as an OOC game... that would leave only 2 open games for OOC. We likely would not have many interesting OOC games any more.

Yes, losing the sticky with BC would be great... but, overall... no thanks!

(In response to this post by The_Phew)

Posted: 10/25/2017 at 5:55PM


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