ACC Football Daily Links — SEC, Others Picks Sides in Playoff Format Debate

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Monday, June 4, 2012

SEC Presidents, ADs Back Best-Team Playoff (ESPN)

College football’s most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff. The Southeastern Conference took an official stance on a proposed four-team playoff Friday as school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously to support having the four best teams play for the national title…

ACC Still A Football Power, According to Big 12 Brass (BC Interruption)

On the final day of the Big 12 annual spring meetings, various conference officials were asked whether the ACC would get left behind in the college football arms race. Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis, who chairs the Big 12′s expansion committee, doesn’t believe that the ACC will be left out when it is all said and done…

How Much Is Big East Membership Worth? $11M Says Research Firm (Cardiac Hill)

Ever since the Big East decided to wait it out for a new TV deal, there’s been a lot of speculation as to how much member schools might get under a new deal. A market research firm thinks they’ve pinned a value down – $11 million. That number is, of course, far less than what Pitt will make in the new ACC deal that will average about $17 million…

Offseason Virginia Tech Mailbag: Realignment Edition (HamptonRoads.com)

Do you see conferences going as high as 16 teams? If so, would you foresee a divisional setup, and are there any NCAA barriers to a conference Final Four in football? We’ll start broad. Do I think we’ll see conferences go as high as 16 teams? Yeah, some conference will probably get there soon. Although I’m not sure exactly why. There is a rush right now to get as big as possible, it seems, with greater money coming in…

Pigskin Pickin’: Tech Wins Its Division, UGA Takes the SEC Title (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia will go 11-1 and win the SEC East. Then it will beat LSU for the SEC championship. And then … well, what destination traditionally awaits the SEC champion? (Hint: It ain’t beautiful downtown Shreveport) With that, we commence our annual long-range look at college football, which is guaranteed to please absolutely no one. If I pick your team to do less well than you think it should, you’ll be miffed…

Virginia Tech’s Planned Indoor Football Facility Pits Progress vs. Preservation (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech sports teams will get their indoor practice complex. Donors will pony up $20 million, no expense will be spared and athletes in baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football will escape the elements when needed. Plus, and not least, the Hokies will keep up with the Joneses, matching ACC rivals such as Virginia, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Duke with similar facilities completed or planned…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — SEC, Others Picks Sides in Playoff Format Debate

  1. I hope that all of the players involved (all of the conferences, the teams, etc.) figure out some way to create a four-team playoff. I’d really prefer an eight-team playoff, but I don’t expect them to move that quickly. Hopefully in the future we’ll get there.

    I’m a bit puzzled by the reluctance of the Big Ten to have campus sites host semifinal games. Not only could it be advantageous for Big Ten teams, it could also help “preserve the relationship” that the Big Ten has with the Rose Bowl. As I see it …

    If the semifinal games were held the week after the conference championship games, then the semifinal participants would have their bowl destinations decided after those semifinal games. The losers would go to whatever bowls their conference is partnered with, and the winners would head to the national championship game. If the semis were in early December, everyone would still have time to book their travel arrangements, buy their tickets, etc.

    So unless they are in the championship itself, the Rose Bowl would get the Pac-12 and Big Ten champs, the Sugar / Cotton / whatever would get the Big 12 / SEC champs, and all would be well.

    • I mean, I get why the B1G wouldn’t want campus sites. At first glance, yeah, we assume they’d actually host one of the games nearly every year. But check it out here: http://atlanticcoastconvos.com/2012/05/02/college-football-playoffs-negative-impacts-for-acc-orange-bowl/#more-1481 The B1G would’ve only hosted three games total in the BCS era. Three! Same as the ACC and Pac-12, and only one more time than the Big East. There’s no way Delaney isn’t aware of this fact.

      As much as I’d like campus sites, I can see why the conferences involved would avoid it. Like any other big sporting event, you want a large market with accommodations available, and the only way you get that is using the major bowl sites, along with other big cities. My top 10: Glendale, Orlando, Atlanta, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit, Miami and Minneapolis (oce the new Vikings stadium is done).

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