Recently, the University of Connecticut accepted an invitation to re-join the Big East Conference. This is good news for their basketball programs–especially the women who are 102-0 in league play and haven’t lost a conference game since March 4, 2013 at Notre Dame in their previous league–who were beginning to wallow away in obscurity before March Madness.
The only problem is that this leaves UConn football without a home and the AAC has already said it does not want them as a football-only member. What will happen? In all likelihood, the Huskies will go independent for pigskin but I’m taking this opportunity to finish conference realignment once and for all.
The first move is to send a whole bunch of underachieving teams back to FCS, including:
New Mexico State
San Jose State
Apologies to anyone who is offended by this decision or if you went to any of these schools. Poor UConn set this plan in motion and ended up falling back to the FCS level. Hey, I’m just doing what’s best for the game. I took the teams who really haven’t achieved anything of note at the FBS level and decided to move them down. Perhaps you can quibble with a couple (I feel mildly bad about Tulane I guess) but what is done is done.
The final conference alignment is far from complete. I am leaving the Power 5 teams plus BYU and Notre Dame alone and creating a new league above FCS and below FBS called the College Football Division.
Welcome to CFD!
4 conferences of 12 teams!
Plucking the good FCS teams up to a new league!
American Rust Conference
The best of the MAC, plus Cincinnati and Youngstown State combines with a little bit of an East Coast flavor to create a strong Atlantic to Mid Atlantic alliance.
I’m sure Cincinnati will feel like they are the cream of the crop in this new conference but watch out for Villanova with a newer high profile.
The Land Conference
North Dakota State
South Dakota State
Five programs move up from FCS to CFD to create a conference with the newest feel. Just like the league’s name this conference is wide open in competition. Although, Memphis is over there all cocky thinking they will go undefeated. Let’s wait until you visit the Fargodome once there, Memphis.
The Southbestern Conference
The South’s newest best conference coalesces together like Voltron. Right now, this league thinks–nay knows–it’s better than the ACC and has its sights set on becoming stronger than the SEC. This will fuel talk radio from Virginia to Florida for decades to come.
The Mostly Mountains Conference
The WAC is back, except better! Every team in the new Mostly Mountains Conference was in the old WAC with the exception of Eastern Washington and Houston, two fine additions.
In the CFD the winners of each conference will be put up to a vote by the media to declare a National Champion. Just kidding, there will be a playoff. This is the worst post of my career, I am sorry.