SEC Realignment Discussion (Merged)

Discussion in 'VOLuminous' started by hatvol96, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    simply change the division games from East/West to Neyland/Bryant? Then, put Missouri in the former and A&M in the latter. Hell, it even creates a nice little tribute to The Junction Boys.
     
  2. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    I've been saying that for over a month. Forget straight-up geography.
     
  3. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    Auburn wouldn't be thrilled about that.

    I'm good with it, though.
     
  4. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Auburn needs Alabama more than Alabama needs auburn IMO
     
  5. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    [uck fay] Auburn. [uck fay] them with the curved end of a crowbar. We just need to make it work. The travel times between a couple of schools will be a lot longer than what we are used to no matter how it is done, so we might as well make it consistent for both divisions. Missouri coming into what is now "The East" would be fine, I think.
     
  6. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    All day every day
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  7. KingWebbsticles

    KingWebbsticles Chieftain

    I agree. Forget geography. Or make it easy for UT and go with a North/South split... (please)
     
  8. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    They can call them the Robbie Caldwell and Brad Scott divisions for all I care if they save the rivalry with bama.

    and [uck fay] auburn
     
  9. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Holy crappola, completely off topic but oe is in the candy store, sup guys
     
  10. Neyland attended A&M before West Point so put them in the Neyland.
     
  11. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    This is a really good idea.
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Since Mizzou may be in the SEC by the week's end....

    I propose the following.

    Realignment

    Division A

    A&M
    Bama
    Florida
    Mississippi State
    Ole Miss
    Tennessee
    Vandy

    Division B

    Arkansas
    Auburn
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    LSU
    Mizzou
    S. Carolina

    New permanant inner-division rivalries

    A&M/Arkansas
    Bama/Auburn
    Florida/Georgia
    Ole Miss/LSU
    Tennessee/Kentucky
    Mississippi State/Missouri
    Vandy/S.Carolina

    Play 9 conference games with the rotation currently used for the two other conference games.

    I think if you do this, the divisions are as fair as can be and would allow all of the old SEC rivalries to remain intact. There's a few switches you could make to still have it work, but I just threw this together for discussion.
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    For what it's worth, here are the rivalries I think you have to keep no matter what -

    UT/Bama
    Bama/Auburn
    Auburn/UGA
    UGA/Florida
    Ole Miss/State
    Ole Miss/LSU

    You could argue to include Florida/LSU as well, but it's only been played annually since the 70s. And if you included it, you'd almost have to swap those two teams in the divisions.
     
  14. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    i certainly wouldnt mind playing the mississippis, vandy, and kentucky every year.
     
  15. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    In this scenario I would prefer to keep UGA on the schedule every year instead of Kentucky.

    From a geographical standpoint I think it would look something similar to this:

    East:

    Auburn
    Florida
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Vandy


    West:

    A&M
    Alabama
    Arkansas
    LSU
    Miss St
    Mizzou
    Ole Miss
     
  16. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    I think CV offered his because this scenario has Bama/UT people upset
     
  17. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Schedule does not work if you want to keep Auburn/Bama and UT/Bama every year. Which is why alternatives are being discussed.
     
  18. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    Well, considering we've played Bama 92 times compared to Auburn's 69 I think we've got a little more history. Although, Auburn/Alabama met for the first time in 1902 and Tennessee/Alabama met for the first time in 1903. So technically speaking their rivalry is older.
     
  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Good luck convincing a bama fan of that.
     
  20. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Fwiw, another idea I've heard in to move auburn and bama to the east and send vandy to the west.

    Lsu greatly endorses this scenario.
     

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