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Will there be a division split in the NCAA in the next ten years?

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Oyster's picture

The major conferences will tell the NCAA to shove it and create their own organization.  The playoff next year will start the ball rolling.  Once they leave, the rest will follow or create their own organizations based on school size.  That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

sb97's picture

Poll results are pretty close at this point with the first three options all around 30% and about 3% voting other.  Personally, I voted for the major conferences telling the NCAA to pound sand.

alust2013's picture

I don't think there will be a split, but if there was, there could be a system like the Euro soccer leagues where the lower teams get bumped down to a lower league and the better ones in the lower league get bumped up. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

AJW_16's picture

I've always wondered if a round robin-type of tournament would work in college football. After an abbreviated conference schedule take the 16 best teams (four groups of four teams), have each team play each other, and then the top two teams of each pod advance to a single-elimination tournament. It would really change college football scheduling as we are all used to it, but I think it would be interesting.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

rdubs's picture

One of the big keys will be the result of the O'Bannon lawsuit.  If the court determines that players have the right to be paid, only the top schools will be able to afford it so there will be some split either within or separate from the NCAA.

acBuckeye's picture

Also, the outcome of the Miami investigation will be a big factor in the future of the NCAA as well. That case has put the NCAA at a crossroads.