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11-20-2012, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 View Post
The Sun Belt is vastly improved in the last 5 years, when they debuted it was easily the worst conference in NCAAF. Now i'd definitely rank them firmly ahead of the WAC, and probably even or slightly ahead of the MAC (some MAC teams have more name recognition which makes them appear better), and then behind the Mountain West for now as they are losing Boise State next season.

I'm not saying they are a national power or anything, just that the Sun Belt isn't a pushover anymore, and actually very competitive. Southern universities take football seriously!
I wouldn't rate the Sun Belt ahead of the MAC, but they're definitely on par with C-USA at this point, particularly when you consider the state of C-USA. It's going to be really, really weak next year when UCF and SMU bolt (Houston won't help, but they've been inconsistent over the years).

Maryland basically saying they need money and are going to the Big Ten after next season. I HATE this move, but if they have to do it, I guess they have to do it. Rutgers is expected to join them tomorrow.

This could get really interesting. UConn to the ACC feels like a foregone conclusion at this point. Louisville could be on the move, as could Cincinnati, but more teams could be leaving the ACC, particularly FSU, GT, and Clemson. VA Tech maybe, but I think any move they make would have to be a package deal with Virginia (seems like I remember that even being on the books in Virginia). That could then lead to more aftershocks and more conferences in dire straits like the WAC, which is watching its football championship die with a whimper, and they could be forced to take in the last three teams in the Great West just to stay alive.

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