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There are currently 75 schools in what are today called AQ conferences (including the BE’s future additions). Then you have Notre Dame and BYU as independents for 77. I won’t get into a discussion about the BCS I’m just using those schools as a starting point because I believe that they all deserve a spot at the big boy table.
If you throw in Air Force for 78 and you only need two more schools to reach the magic number of 80. I’ll go with Southern Miss and East Carolina from C-USA. I will not include Army since they have said that they cannot compete in a top of the line conference. Below are eight 10 school conferences that I believe could make up a new classification or start a new organization of college football schools.
1 – Northeast
- Miami and Virginia Tech go with the Northeast because of their history with the Big East and the history of South Carolina with the old ACC schools.
2 – North
- Self explanatory. The old Big Ten.
3 – Atlantic
- The ACC pre-Big East raids plus old conference mate South Carolina.
4 – Southeast
- Self explanatory. The pre-expansion Southeastern Conference.
- Many might say that this conference is too weak compared to the other conferences and that ND doesn’t belong. ND doesn’t belong anywhere because of their history as an independent.
6 – Southwest
- Eight schools from the old Southwest Conference plus the Arizona schools.
7 – Plains
- The old Big 8 plus the Utah schools.
8 – West
San Diego St
- The Pac-8 plus Boise and SDSU. I though of putting those two in the grab bag conference and having some combination of Utah, BYU and Colorado here but went with geographic common sense.