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Campus Confidential's conference re-alignment

Now that most of the drama of Texas A&M leaving the Big 12 for the SEC has been curtailed for a while, we can expand on the subject of conference alignments. How would things look if the college football powers that be decided to divide up the conferences based mostly on geography? We took the liberty of moving a few non-BCS schools into BCS conferences. But we only did that if a team was worthy and or if it was a no-brainer geographically.

We also took into account what it would mean to in-state rivalries. For example, we moved Colorado and Colorado State into the the Big 12. Colorado State has proved over the years it can compete against Big 12 teams.

The ACC would go to 14 teams, the SEC would have 13 squads and the Big East would get that 10th team it desires to have a conference championship game. The Big Ten would have 14 teams, while the Big 12 would get a 13th team. There would be no TCU in the Big East, but they would be replaced by UMass, which is actually set to join the MAC in 2012. The Pac-12 would be the Pac-14 and the WAC would be no more.

ACC
Clemson
Duke
East Carolina
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Maryland
Navy
North Carolina
North Carolina State
South Carolina
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
West Virginia

BIG EAST
Army
Boston College
Buffalo
Connecticut
Penn State
Pittsburgh
Rutgers
Syracuse
Temple
UMass

BIG TEN
Cincinnati
Illinois
Iowa
Iowa State
Indiana
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Purdue
Nebraska
Northwestern
Wisconsin

BIG 12
Arkansas
Baylor
Colorado
Colorado State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
TCU
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech

CONFERENCE USA
Houston
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
Memphis
Rice
SMU
Southern Miss
Tulane
Tulsa
UTEP
UAB
UCF

MAC
Akron
Ball State
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Kent State
Miami (OH)
Northern Illinois
Ohio
Toledo
Western Michigan

MOUNTAIN WEST
Air Force
Boise State
BYU
Idaho
Nevada
New Mexico
New Mexico State
UNLV
Utah
Utah State
Wyoming

PAC-14
Arizona
Arizona State
California
Fresno State
Hawaii
Oregon
Oregon State
San Diego State
San Jose State
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Washington
Washington State

SEC
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Florida State
Kentucky
Louisville
LSU
Miami
Mississippi
Mississippi State
South Florida
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SUN BELT
Arkansas State
FIU
Florida Atlantic
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee
North Texas
Troy
Western Kentucky
 

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