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  • Top 10 teams to make the jump to a BCS conference.

    First of all, I recognize that technically non- automatic qualifying schools are also in BCS conferences, but you know what I mean.

    This is not just based on my own feelings, but rather a quantitative analysis involving four separate factors.

    1) Athletic performance This is NOT just for football
    2) Academic/Research reputation
    3) Athletic department budget/revenue (not always available for private schools, but there are educated guesses)
    4) Room for growth/size of market

    With that being said, here's what I came up with. I was surprised at some of the stuff I came up with, particularly in terms of the large debt that some teams have.

    1) Texas Christian University


    2) University of Utah


    3) University of New Mexico


    4) Brigham Young University


    5) University of Hawaii


    6) University of Central Florida


    7) University of Houston


    8) San Diego State University


    9) Boise State University


    10) Villanova University
    Last edited by bearsfan_51; 11-30-2010, 07:07 AM.


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    The population of Idaho is 1.5 million people... as good as their program might be, that's a huge problem. Hawaii is not even as big as Idaho and the time zone doesn't help their cause either. To compare, San Diego has about 3 million and Houston has 2.2

    And has there been any inclination that Villanova would even want to be in the FBS? They are a championship program in FCS and probably nothing more than mediocre in the FBS.

    I'd also have BYU and Utah ahead of New Mexico

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    • #3
      Boise State NEEDS to be in a BCS conference, stat

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wonderbredd24 View Post
        The population of Idaho is 1.5 million people... as good as their program might be, that's a huge problem. Hawaii is not even as big as Idaho and the time zone doesn't help their cause either. To compare, San Diego has about 3 million and Houston has 2.2
        True, and population figures help San Diego and Houston. But those are pro-cities, and most people that live in those respective cities could care less about both programs. It's hard to say if that would change.

        And has there been any inclination that Villanova would even want to be in the FBS? They are a championship program in FCS and probably nothing more than mediocre in the FBS.
        None that I'm aware. They would need to build a new stadium if they were to do so. This isn't who I think will get picked, however, but the best options currently. Villanova is already in the Big East in everything else, just the football program would need work.

        I'd also have BYU and Utah ahead of New Mexico
        I do have Utah ahead of New Mexico. BYU is hurt by the religion issue, fair or not.


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        • #5
          eh... personally, I think the Mormon thing helps BYU's case, because it's a fan base that stretches to various parts of the country, so from the perspective of a Big Ten type network, those are potential customers, which would be good for the PAC-10 for example.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wonderbredd24 View Post
            eh... personally, I think the Mormon thing helps BYU's case, because it's a fan base that stretches to various parts of the country, so from the perspective of a Big Ten type network, those are potential customers, which would be good for the PAC-10 for example.
            They don't play games on Sundays, which is killer for basketball in a major conference.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shane P. Hallam View Post
              They don't play games on Sundays, which is killer for basketball in a major conference.
              If I'm not mistaken, isn't Utah in the same boat?

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              • #8
                Utah is a public university.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                  Utah is a public university.
                  I thought it was Utah that forfeited a championship that was gonna be played on a Sunday this past year; a decision made by the student athletes on the team

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                  • #10
                    What are the rules of mid major conferences becoming BCS?

                    I wish Boise was in the Mountain West.


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                    • #11
                      Boise State has to be on the top of the list.
                      They do have a serious shot at the NC this year, and if they actually win it, the NCAA will be rushing their asses to make them jump to the Big Ten or other BCS conference.

                      Better, make the WAC a BCS conference already.

                      Much better, make the WAC and the MWC a single conference.

                      Way better, end this stupid BCS system.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RealityCheck View Post
                        Boise State has to be on the top of the list.
                        They do have a serious shot at the NC this year, and if they actually win it, the NCAA will be rushing their asses to make them jump to the Big Ten or other BCS conference.

                        Better, make the WAC a BCS conference already.

                        Much better, make the WAC and the MWC a single conference.

                        Way better, end this stupid BCS system.
                        BF51 said he was taking all sports into consideration, and Boise State is terrible at everything besides football.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RealityCheck View Post
                          Boise State has to be on the top of the list.
                          They do have a serious shot at the NC this year, and if they actually win it, the NCAA will be rushing their asses to make them jump to the Big Ten or other BCS conference.

                          Better, make the WAC a BCS conference already.

                          Much better, make the WAC and the MWC a single conference.

                          Way better, end this stupid BCS system.
                          You obviously have no idea how college athletics works.


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                          • #14
                            Hey BF51, what are the prospects of James Madison making the jump? I remember there were some small rumors going around my area when the new stadium was being built. JMU appears to only be good in football and for the most part its a party school so academic reputation isnt too high, but there are only two teams in VA that are FBS and ODU just joined FCS. I was just curious if you had any thoughts on the subject.



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                            • #15
                              Making the jump to FBS or to a BCS conference? There are a few schools in the CAA that I could see making the jump, but I doubt as high as to the Big East or the ACC.
                              Last edited by bearsfan_51; 05-30-2010, 01:25 PM.


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