Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sketching prospective divisions for expanded Big Ten and Pac-10

Being an Ohio State graduate and Buckeye fanatic, this article about the Big Ten realignment interested me. The article also deals with the changes in the PAC 10 for those of you out west.

Excerpt of Stewart Mandel article:
With the Big Ten and Pac-10 going to 12 teams as soon as 2011 and, in all likelihood, adding a conference championship game, I've spent more time lately than I care to admit trying to figure out how the respective leagues will split themselves into divisions. It's a somewhat tedious exercise, yet undeniably fun. And this budding hobby isn't limited to fans and media. I spoke to one coach last week who said he and his athletic director had spent that morning sketching out various scenarios on a board.

Anyway, I'm fairly certain I've got it all figured out. Jim Delany and Larry Scott: Feel free to take my ideas.

The Big Ten

The 12-Team Big Ten
Ohio State (1)Nebraska (3)
Michigan (2)Penn State (4)
Purdue (7)Wisconsin (5)
Michigan State (8)Iowa (6)
Northwestern (9)Illinois (10)
Indiana (12)Minnesota (11)

The Pac-10

The 12-Team Pac-10
Washington StateArizona State
Oregon StateUtah

Read the full SI article "
Sketching prospective divisions for expanded Big Ten and Pac-10".

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