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The Way the Divisions Should be set up for 2013

I know this probably a dead horse in this blog, but I thought I'd tip my hand on how I feel the New Big East divisions should look. First, since this is a nationwide conference I feel something along the lines of Stars and Stripes are appropriate (As long as its not anything like Leaders and Legends, right?). Here is what I feel they should be, and I'll comment on why (Cross Division rival in parenthesis) :

STARS:

Boise State (San Diego State)

Connecticut (Cincinnati)

Navy* (we'll find out in 2015, but Midshipmen vs. Falcons or Pirates does sound tempting)

Rutgers (Louisville)

South Florida (Central Florida)

Southern Methodist (Houston)

Temple (Memphis)

STRIPES:

Central Florida (South Florida)

Cincinnati (Connecticut)

Houston (Southern Methodist)

Louisville (Rutgers)

Memphis (Temple)

San Diego State (Boise State)

*Navy doesn't start Big East play until 2015.

  • All teams can now recruit both Florida and Texas easier than if it was east-west.
  • All Rivalries are maintained (few examples below), and so are the potential for new ones.
  • Cinci, Houston, U of L, and Memphis have a long track record of playing each other.
  • Navy has played Rutgers 23 times, and SMU 16 (They also have a trophy).
  • Rutgers has played Temple 34 times.
  • Avoids any Temple, Memphis, Louisville, etc. to the Western Division talk.
  • Makes things OK if the conference wishes to add another east coast team to be the cross division rival to Navy.
  • UCF has played Memphis for almost 8 years straight.... why stop now?
  • Boise State and San Diego State have not really played any of the New Big East so finding a division for them can be interchangeable, but i like this configuration.

So Big East fans new and old.... What do you think?

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