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Makes sense...

It will be difficult for the Vanderbilts, Wakes, Dukes, Northwesterns and Baylors of the P5 to turn away. When I see those small private schools competing with the big boys, I can't help but to think how fortunate and lucky they are to be in their current positions.

Looking to the past, W&M and W&L were powerhouses in the 50s and could very well be exactly where Wake or Vandy are today had they played their cards right. Sewanee and Tulane could be P5 too with their SEC past memberships.

On the flip side, Tech could very easily be in Southern Miss, Cincinnati, Memphis or ECU's shoes had we not gotten into the BEFC. TCU, Louisville and Utah were able to take advantage of conference realignment to establish their P5 presence. One could say those 3 are as lucky as Vandy or Northwestern in a different way as they were oppotunstic and successfully so.

If I were a KSU or ISU fan, I'd be concerned. Even WVU as successful as they are might have to be concerned due to the snobery of their closest neighboring P5 conferences. But I think WVU becomes a hot commodity in the next wave of expansion and the snobs will realize their importance in the equation. G5s like UConn, Cincinnati, Memphis, ECU, BYU, Boise St, SDSU, Houston and UCF all need to worry.

If the 5 Power conferences pares down to 4 conference and 64 teams; and they all refuse to add any other G5s, then I think they shoukd create one more 16 to 20- team National conference to include many of those deserving G5 teams. The "establishment" P5 could endorse a "Big East" type rule that excludes these teams in some or most years which may be unfair, but at least give them a seat at the table

(In response to this post by Maroon Baboon)

Posted: 01/14/2018 at 7:41PM


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Current Thread:
8 Team Playoff: Here's what the schedule would look like. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 11:03AM
  I disagree with no more than one team per conference -- WestyHokie 01/15/2018 2:01PM
  How would seeding in subsequent rounds be handled? -- I85Hokie 01/16/2018 11:26AM
  There is no obligation to have 2 from one conference. -- Maroon Baboon 01/15/2018 2:27PM
  P5 champs auto, 3 at large (can include G5) ** -- nebraskafaninwi 01/16/2018 09:29AM
  If it goes 8, play on campus until the final -- Colonel Jessup 01/14/2018 11:17AM
  How about mid-Jan in Foxbourgh. People want NFL-like -- Colonel Jessup 01/15/2018 08:59AM
  That extends the season to far into January. -- corvt2000 01/13/2018 11:16PM
  Love the time slot for the Rose Bowl. ** -- IB4TECH 01/13/2018 3:46PM
  Too late into Jan. Campus mid Dec. rest stays as is. ** -- nebraskafaninwi 01/13/2018 2:06PM
  That would be fine with me. But it ruins the major bowls. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 2:59PM
  I think the first round should be played on campus -- I85Hokie 01/16/2018 11:59AM
  Lets wait about 10 years, then reassess. ** -- EDGEMAN 01/13/2018 10:16AM
  An a point about the NFL hating it. -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 11:08AM
  Two things -- Maroon Baboon 01/13/2018 10:39AM
  I like your proposal that gives the G5 a chance -- Calamitous 01/13/2018 10:46PM
  I guess that would get rid of OOC play. -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 1:49PM
  Makes sense... -- Calamitous 01/14/2018 7:41PM
  All good comments -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 9:04PM
  Funny about your comment.... -- Calamitous 01/14/2018 9:14PM
  Haha. Wazzu is my next favorite. -- Maroon Baboon 01/14/2018 9:18PM
  They sent a similar message to the Pac-12 this year -- EDGEMAN 01/13/2018 10:43AM

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