Conference Realignment


#2201

[quote=“Run49er, post:2200, topic:23766”]College of Charleston to the Colonial, though I haven’t seen a definite date for this to happen. Apparently Davidson decided to stay put in the SoCon and won’t join CofC in the CAA.[/quote]poor decision for CoC. With Davidson, it might have been a conference that could get 2 bids in a good year. All they did was go from one one bid conference to another while increasing travel costs.


#2202

Perhaps they’re entertaining adding football.

Even if they are not, the Colonial is usually top 15 RPI for basketball, while the SoCon is top 25. The Colonial has a better chance at 2 bids.


#2203

Davidson doesn’t want to play better competition in conference play. They have it made in SoCon.


#2204

CAA > SoCon. Much better. Davidson would no longer be a small fish in a small pond containing even smaller fish.


#2205

[quote=“49r9r, post:2204, topic:23766”]CAA > SoCon. Much better. Davidson would no longer be a small fish in a small pond containing even smaller fish.[/quote]Definitely have to agree that CAA is better hoops conference than SoCon, even with the departures of ODU and VCU from the former.


#2206

Ummmm. :-\


#2207

Gonzaga considering joining the Mountain West Conference.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22609100/gonzaga-talks-mountain-west-conference-join-league


#2208

Was there not a more recent realignment thread than this? Maybe I’m going crazy, but I feel like realignment has been talked about more on here than once in the past 6 years!


#2209

Fixed as two separate threads now merged into one.


#2210

Cincinnati.com: Big East basketball commissioner: We’re open to expansion but ‘nothing on the horizon’


#2211

Pretty good article - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-ridiculousness-of-conference-tournament-locations-in-6-maps/


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http://www.wdrb.com/story/37777866/louisville-board-chair-grissom-predicts-power-conferences-will-peel-away-from-ncaa


#2214

If BYU and Gonzaga join the MWC, that will be a pretty formidable basketball conference again.


#2215

The P5 breaking has seemed like an inevitability for a couple years now, but I don’t think it’s the best solution long-term.

He references the NCAA being inconsistent with their punishments, but UNC-CH is still gonna be there in the “new” NCAA, and some programs will receive favorable treatment from whatever governing body they form.

Only thing the rest of the conferences can do to combat this is refuse to schedule any team that breaks away, what else could they do?


#2216

The big guys may peel away but not because the “the NCAA has no teeth” lol. It means they make more cash.

That UL trustee is out of touch. Contradicts himself 3-4 times. Hates social media too- sounds familiar.


#2217

clt says college sports are doomed


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