I’m very excited about renewed rivalries with BU, TT, TCU, but what if the B12 creates an East/West divisional set up where UH is GROUPED with UC,WVA, UCF, ISU, and OSU? That would limit the Texas school rivalries as BU, TCU, and TT would be in the west with BYU, UK, and KSU
What are other’s ideas as to how the divisions will be set up?
It makes too much sense to build the divisions around the former SWC and B8 schools. They’ll find a way to screw with us. Idk who the power brokers in the new B12 are, but they’ll lump us in with the teams that want recruiting access to Houston and have the means to make it happen.
Certainly hope this isn’t meant as derogatory to this long time Cougar fan! Elmo Wright, Gary (Moon) Mullins, D C Nobles, Wilson Whitley, The Brezinas, the MaGallions, and many more down to the present day have been among those which I idolized. But if I’m considered a snake in the weeds, nevertheless I’ll extend my mercy toward you and keep on cheering for the team I love!
They only play two games a year in Texas. With a set up of the Texas schools/OSU together they still could be guaranteed 1 game and will get 2 some years. Plus they could get a game in Florida every other year or have BYU travel to them every other year (attendance boost).
In my mind the Texas 4 and OK State should be together. KU, KSU, ISU should be together. Cincy and WVU should be together. That really only leaves the option of does BYU go with the northern/eastern teams or does UCF. I’m sure BYU will beg to be with the Texas schools and UCF being eastern time zone might be best with Cincy/WVU. UCF is a little closer to Kansas than BYU is to West Virginia also if you look at the longest trips.
Damn it…common sense says geography should play a dominant role in how the Big 12 structure the divisions. The 4 new teams should have 2 each in the new divisions. U of H and BYU in one and UCF and Cincy in another. Break down the rest by geography.
All the Texas schools should be in the same division.
3 crossover games with an 8 game schedule. That is the way to go so in a four year span you have played every team in the other division home and away. Leaves 4 non conference games so easy to add games in Texas if those other programs really want them.