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boknows34 25.05.2013 01:36 AM

The FBS Conference Realignment: 2010-15
 
There's been an incredible amount of change this decade with the number of teams moving conferences. There have been those with little change, those that look drastically different and some who don't even exist anymore for football.

Here's all the Ins and Outs for 2010-14.

ACC:

In:
Pittsburgh - 2013 (Big East)
Syracuse - 2013 (Big East)
Louisville - 2014 (AAC/Big East)

Out:
Maryland - 2014 (Big 10)

No Change:
Boston College
Clemson
Florida State
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Duke
Georgia Tech
Miami
North Carolina
Virginia
Virginia Tech

14 teams in 2 division: Atlantic and Coastal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Coast_Conference

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e_Map_2013.png

boknows34 25.05.2013 02:03 AM

American Athletic Conference (Former Big East)

In:
Temple - 2012 (MAC)
Central Florida - 2013 (Conf USA)
Houston - 2013 (Conf USA)
SMU - 2013 (Conf USA)
Memphis - 2013 (Conf USA)
East Carolina - 2014 (Conf USA)
Tulane - 2014 (Conf USA)
Tulsa - 2014 (Conf USA)
Navy - 2015 (Ind)

Out:
West Virginia - 2012 (Big 12)
Pittsburgh - 2013 (ACC)
Syracuse - 2013 (ACC)
Louisville - 2014 (ACC)
Rutgers - 2014 (Big 10)

No Change:
Cincinnati
Connecticut
South Florida

10 teams in 2013, 11 next year and finally 12 in 2015.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America...tic_Conference

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Locations.png

boknows34 25.05.2013 02:28 AM

Big 10:

In:
Nebraska - 2011 (Big 12)
Maryland - 2014 (ACC)
Rutgers - 2014 (American Athletic/Big East)

No Change:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ten_Conference

2013: 12 teams in two divisions: Legends and Leaders.
2014: 14 teams in two divisions: East and West

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ocations_3.png


Big 12:

In:
TCU - 2012 (Mountain West)
West Virginia - 2012 (Big East)

Out:
Nebraska - 2011 (Big 10)
Colorado - 2011 (Pac 12)
Texas A&M - 2012 (SEC)
Missouri - 2012 (SEC)

No Change:
Baylor
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
Texas Tech

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_12_Conference

10 teams in one division

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Locations6.png

boknows34 25.05.2013 02:51 AM

SEC:

In:
Texas A&M - 2012 (Big 12)
Missouri - 2012 (Big 12)

No Change:
Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
LSU
Mississippi
Mississippi State
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeastern_Conference

14 teams in two divisions: East and West

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Locations3.png



Pac 12:

In:
Colorado - 2011 (Big 12)
Utah - 2011 (Mountain West)

No Change:
Arizona
Arizona State
California
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
USC
UCLA
Washington
Washington State

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific-12_Conference

12 teams in two divisions: North and South

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Locations3.png

boknows34 25.05.2013 03:38 AM

Mountain West

In:
Boise State - 2011 (WAC)
Fresno State - 2012 (WAC)
Nevada - 2012 (WAC)
Hawaii - 2012 (WAC)
San Jose State - 2013 (WAC)
Utah State - 2013 (WAC)

Out:
Utah - 2011 (Pac 12)
Brigham Young - 2011 (Ind)
TCU - 2012 (Big 12)

No Change:
Air Force
Colorado State
New Mexico
San Diego State
UNLV
Wyoming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_West_Conference

12 teams in two divisions: Mountain and West

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Locations2.png


WAC:

In:
Texas-San Antonio - 2012 (FCS)
Texas State - 2012 (FCS)

Out:
Boise State - 2011 (Mountain West)
Fresno State - 2012 (Mountain West)
Nevada - 2012 (Mountain West)
Hawaii - 2012 (Mountain West)
San Jose State - 2013 (Mountain West)
Utah State - 2013 (Mountain West)
Louisiana Tech - 2013 (Conference USA)
Texas-San Antonio - 2013 (Conference USA)
Texas State - 2013 (Sun Belt)
Idaho - 2013 (Ind 2013, Sun Belt 2014)
New Mexico State - 2013 (Ind 2013, Sun Belt 2014)

The WAC is now a non-football conference.


MAC:

In:
*UMass - 2012 (FCS)

Out:
Temple - 2012 (Big East)
*UMass - 2016 (Ind)

No Change:
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami (Ohio)
Ohio
Ball State
Northern Illinois
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan
Toledo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-American_Conference

2012-15: 13 teams in two divisions: East and West
2016: 12: East and West

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tailed_map.png


Conference USA:

In:
Florida Atlantic - 2013 (Sun Belt)
Florida International - 2013 (Sun Belt)
Middle Tennessee State - 2013 (Sun Belt)
North Texas - 2013 (Sun Belt)
Louisiana Tech - 2013 (WAC)
Texas-San Antonio - 2013 (WAC)
Western Kentucky - 2014 (Sun Belt)
Old Dominion - 2014 (FCS)
Charlotte - 2015 (FCS)

Out:
Central Florida - 2013 (American Athletic)
Houston - 2013 (American Athletic)
SMU - 2013 (American Athletic)
Memphis - 2013 (American Athletic)
East Carolina - 2014 (American Athletic)
Tulane - 2014 (American Athletic)
Tulsa - 2014 (American Athletic)

No Change:
Marshall
Rice
Southern Mississippi
UTEP
UAB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_USA

2013: 14 teams in two Divisions: East and West
2014: 13 teams: East and West
2015: 14 teams: East and West

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ocations_3.png


Sun Belt:

In:
South Alabama - 2012 (FCS)
Georgia State - 2013 (FCS)
Texas State - 2013 (WAC)
*Idaho - 2014 (WAC 2012, Ind 2013)
*New Mexico State - 2014 (WAC 2012, Ind 2013)
Appalachian State - 2014 (FCS)
Georgia Southern - 2014 (FCS)
Coastal Carolina - 2017 (FCS)

Out:
Florida Atlantic - 2013 (Conference USA)
Florida International - 2013 (Conference USA)
Middle Tennessee State - 2013 (Conference USA)
North Texas - 2013 (Conference USA)
Western Kentucky - 2014 (Conference USA)
*Idaho - 2018 (FCS Big Sky)
*New Mexico State - 2018 (Ind)

No Change:
Arkansas State
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Troy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Belt_Conference

2013: 8 teams in one division
2014: 11 teams in two divisions: East and West
2017: 12 teams: East and West
2018: 10 teams: East and West


2013 Independents:
Army
*Navy
Notre Dame
Brigham Young
**Idaho
***New Mexico State

* Navy moving to American Athletic in 2015
** Idaho and New Mexico State are Independent for the 2013 season while in transition from the WAC to the Sun Belt in 2014.

2018 Update:
*** UMass moved from MAC to Independent from 2016. New Mexico State are Independent again from 2018 after leaving the Sun Belt.

Army
Brigham Young
Notre Dame
New Mexico St
UMass

HolyRoller10 25.05.2013 03:40 AM

It's crazy how much has changed in such a short time.

Hell, I remember Penn State being Independant.

I remember the old Southwest Conference which lasted 70+ years with no change:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...USA-states.PNG

What a joke that was. The football became really bad in the 70's/80's when all these little once powerful schools started to simply stink. Baylor, Rice, TCU, Texas Tech, Houston - I mean they used to really suck. Apart from SMU's pay for play rise with Eric Dickerson in the early 80's - it was Texas and Texas A&M winning the conference every year until its demise in the mid-90's.

I mean TCU won a conference title in 1959 and then didn't win another until 1994.

Rice won a conference title in 1957 and then didn't win another until sharing it with TCU in 1994.

Pretty pathetic. Houston won 4 Conference championships overall and Texas Tech won a whopping 2.

Pac 10 had some real dogs too. Oregon and Oreogn State were two of the worst programs in the nation for about 40 years. In 1995 the Ducks went to their first Rose Bowl (winner of the Pac 10) since 1957. Oregon State hasn't been to a Rose Bowl since 1965. At one time USC had won something like 32 straight games against Oregon State.

Funny how things change. There's so much more competition now because of the proliferation of TV. Now everyone is on TV...so you can play anywhere. It used to be 1 Pac 10 game of the week on TV and it was on Saturday afternoon and usually USC vs. somebody. So before scholarship limitations, USC would have would-be All-Americans standing on the sidelines who never saw the playing field - 100 plus guys. CFB was really dominated by the elite few who got the media attention and had the pedigree.

Dolphin_Akie 25.05.2013 01:22 PM

Cheers for this, great way to keep tabs on the changes in conference with the Big East going south so to speak.

boknows34 25.05.2013 02:50 PM

Might be a good idea to Sticky this thread before the season starts as a guide to the new landscape of College Football.

The former Big East, now the American Athletic, looks like the old Conference USA, which in turn has raided the Sun Belt and two teams from the now closed WAC to replace them. Most of the old WAC teams are now in the Mountain West with the others in Conference USA and the Sun Belt.

There will also be 9 new schools moving up a level from the FCS between 2012-15. Georgia Southern are the only school to make the full transition in 2013, with three more next year and finally Charlotte in 2015. Of the 9 new FBS schools this decade, 5 will eventually settle in the Sun Belt, 3 in Conference USA and 1 in the MAC.

The WAC and Big East will still exist as non-football conferences. For those that follow college basketball the Big East will remain a powerful conference having added 3 of the strongest mid-majors to the 7 Catholic non-footballing schools.

Dartmoor Falcon 17.07.2013 08:47 PM

Thanks for this, been trying to get my head around college football in the hope BT Sport will be showing it.

One question is the AAC split into 2 Divisions?

kw13 17.07.2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dartmoor Falcon (Post 1836679)
Thanks for this, been trying to get my head around college football in the hope BT Sport will be showing it.

One question is the AAC split into 2 Divisions?

The requirement to be split into 2 divisions is that the conference must have at least 12 schools, as the AAC has 10 members it doesn't reach the requirement. So in a word no.


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