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T-Roy
07-24-2008, 02:13 PM
ESPN.COM now has a blog for Major Confrences, then one for Indipendents - Others. That is where TROY lives at this moment. So I searched the website for anything about TROY. Found this....

myespn. go. com/blogs/others



Mark from Salt Lake City writes: If BYU, Utah, Boise State, TCU, and few other successful non-BCS teams got together and created a new conference, is there a chance that they would be deemed a BCS conference? What teams would you put together to get the best chance at getting some recognition as a conference?

Graham Watson: This is a really good question. Obviously, there are a lot of things that go into making a new conference, not to mention a BCS conference. First, a new conference probably couldn't form until after the 2014 season when the Big Ten and Pac-10 contract with the Rose Bowl expires. That's when a playoff or some other form of postseason will be discussed -- again -- and who knows, the BCS might be an entirely different animal after that time. Also, what would be the criteria for picking schools? How many schools would make up the conference? There are 54 non-BCS and Independent schools around the country. How could you make sure you picked the right ones?

See, there's a lot of thought and planning and legal stuff that goes into this. But, for fun sake, if I made a 12-team BCS conference from non-BCS schools TODAY, it would consist of the following teams: BYU, Utah, Houston, TCU, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Fresno State, Boise State, Navy, and Troy.

I would move Notre Dame to the Big Ten and Army to the MAC.


Glad to be on the board, look forward to contributing.

TU Rob
07-24-2008, 02:17 PM
See, there's a lot of thought and planning and legal stuff that goes into this. But, for fun sake, if I made a 12-team BCS conference from non-BCS schools TODAY, it would consist of the following teams: BYU, Utah, Houston, TCU, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Fresno State, Boise State, Navy, and Troy.

I would move Notre Dame to the Big Ten and Army to the MAC.


Glad to be on the board, look forward to contributing.


Some of our conference brethren were included as well.

OwlFamily
07-24-2008, 02:32 PM
Could someone provide a link directly to the ESPN site for this?

I cant seem to find it and would like to link directly to the site on the Owls Board.

Thanks!


Edit: The time stamp I see seems to be about Idaho on the blog.

Edit 2: FOUND IT, Go to the archive of the blog and look for the Mountain West Mailbag about 2-3rds of the way down. Its in a bunch of questions asked of the blogger. Thanks for the find!

TroyFootball05
07-24-2008, 02:56 PM
The site below averages over 100 different ranking systems to give the most accurate assessment of all 120 teams.

http://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm

If I had to make a new conference from the Non-BCS TODAY, I would simply use the top twelve non-bcs teams in the composite rankings, they are as follows:

The Power 12 Conference

1. BYU
2. Hawaii
3. Utah
4. Boise State
5. UCF
6. Air Force
7. Troy
8. TCU
9. Tulsa
10. Fresno State
11. New Mexico
12. ECU

Power 12 East

1. UCF (10-4)
2. Air Force (9-4)
3. Troy (8-4)
4. TCU (8-5)
5. Tulsa (10-4)
6. ECU (8-5)

Power 12 West

1. BYU (11-2)
2. Hawaii (12-1)
3. Utah (9-4)
4. Boise State (10-3)
5. Fresno State (9-4)
6. New Mexico (9-4)

Championship Game: BYU vs UCF at The Dallas Cowboys Football Dome (still under construction, LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Cowboys_New_Stadium))

Here, the Power 12 West would be much tougher than playing in the east. That would be a pretty awesome conference IMO. Keep in mind, this conference would be formed by how well they did LAST year, not over several years. I would have to do more research for that, but I think this would be a great conference to play in, travel costs excluded, though our side, the east, wouldn't be so bad on the budget.