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see, that's the problem with "pods" (divisions)...

Posted on: March 30, 2021 at 16:07:22 CT
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They must be equally-sized and all the teams must play each other.

The SEC cannot expand to 16 because there are no viable expansion candidates.

The only model that would work with the current 14-team league is the one I described above: http://www.tigerboard.com/boards/view.php?message=17516835

That model would also allow teams to play each other at least once every other year, and it would allow more annual rivalries since you don't have the scheduling restrictions of divisions.

The only downside is that the SEC title game would have to be #1 vs #2 in the standings, rather than divisional champs, but that's minor IMO.

In fact, my preference would be to eliminate the SEC title game, and use that weekend to add another regular-season game. That would require petitioning the NCAA to give leagues the option of having a CCG or additional game for all teams in the league.
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The idea of pods would be awesome - MizzouAstro MU - 3/29 15:18:54
     Say F it and tell the NCAA the SEC is going to a 13 game - TigerMatt - 3/30 21:56:04
     It wouldn't be "pods", it would be 2-3 annual rivals for - zounami MU - 3/30 15:22:00
          See the link I posted below. - alwaysright MU - 3/30 19:12:54
     It's not broken. No need to try to fix it(nm) - *M* KC - 3/30 14:42:46
          playing west teams once every 6 years is broken(nm) - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 14:47:08
               We already play Arky annually. Who else do you want?... - zounami MU - 3/30 15:09:10
                    We can tell a recruit "Come play in the SEC vs the best" - zoomer 99 - 3/30 15:10:30
                         You play the best in the CCG. Get there(nm) - TigerFan92 STL - 3/30 17:58:57
                         but it's ideal for us (nm) - zounami MU - 3/30 15:23:33
                    i never said we shouldn't be in the east(nm) - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 15:10:03
                         what kind of scheduling model would that be? (nm) - zounami MU - 3/30 15:23:47
                              pods(nm) - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 15:24:46
                                   pods isn't a model, it's a term describing smaller divisions - zounami MU - 3/30 15:25:46
                                        you'd play your pod every year - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 15:29:31
                                             all you're saying basically is "smaller divisions"... - zounami MU - 3/30 15:53:03
                                                  the teams our pod could be east teams - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 15:56:58
                                                       so we'd be in "the east" in this model of yours... - zounami MU - 3/30 15:58:01
                                                            RE: so we'd be in "the east" in this model of yours... - MizzouAstro MU - 3/30 16:00:58
                                                                 see, that's the problem with "pods" (divisions)... - zounami MU - 3/30 16:07:22
     RE: The idea of pods would be awesome - tigerNkc MU - 3/30 11:47:32
     I am down for it. - TigerLawyer MU - 3/30 09:37:35
     Current model runs through 2024 - alzoo MU - 3/30 09:33:36
          They need to go full NFL - Genco98 MU - 3/30 12:10:42
     An issue forced by 'Bama....nm - tigertix MU - 3/30 08:14:35
     3 annal rivals, rotate everyone else, scrap divisions - Johnny Utah MU - 3/30 07:53:00
     The big question we should all be asking is what dynamic - Ozland Tiger LSU - 3/29 19:28:01
          Desire to expand TV audience - ScottsdaleTiger MU - 3/30 13:17:51
          probably saban trying to duck drink (nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 3/29 21:18:03
          Follow the money, the SEC knows how to earn - tiger4real MU - 3/29 20:54:21
     Moving Mizzou to the West would kill the football program - Grant1818 MU - 3/29 19:18:07
          RE: Moving Mizzou to the West would kill the football program - tigerick MU - 3/29 19:44:46
     Not mine or new but the answer - alwaysright MU - 3/29 17:43:39
          How about the West being actually the west - Missiurifarmboy MU - 3/29 19:51:35
               The 7 western-most teams are A&M, LSU, MU, AR, Miss, MSU, VU - alwaysright MU - 3/30 10:12:30
                    Why, you're basically replacing Georgia and Florida with - Missiurifarmboy MU - 3/30 10:17:58
                         Georgia, Florida, Bama, Auburn, & Tennesee will never - alwaysright MU - 3/30 11:39:44
          I like that concept. - UMR85 MU - 3/29 18:56:48
     RE: The idea of pods would be awesome - Me?Justafan MU - 3/29 16:54:44
          I can’t see Texas being willing to getting an equal share of - Chievous'Bandaid MU - 3/29 18:54:20
          Doubt you'll ever see Texas - Merlin KC - 3/29 18:53:26
               Arkansas wouldn't either - mizzouSECedes STL - 3/30 09:31:06
               You’ll NEVER see Texas...A&M can/will block nm - Tigergrad MU - 3/29 20:31:30
     9 game conf schedule would kill the SEC - TigerFan92 STL - 3/29 16:25:52
     Whew - I thought you meant put these youths in a bubble. - Newcatbirdseat MU - 3/29 16:19:31
     i still think they should count the cross division games as - MU-TULSA MU - 3/29 15:53:47
          ^^^ THIS ^^^^. Win the division based on - MNTIGER MU - 3/30 10:10:45
     Hope we land in the Vandy/Kentucky pod (nm) - zoomer 99 - 3/29 15:19:59
          They'd probably have to add 2 more teams to do pods - MizzouAstro MU - 3/29 15:23:24
               my plan for a 16 team league was to do pods - dangertim MU - 3/29 15:50:10
               As long as we get Bama, Georgia & LSU every year - El Zorro MU - 3/29 15:44:31




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