MOST wrote:BCPanther wrote:
That's literally the worst thing I've ever seen. WTF would UNI and MSU want to do that? I mean it's basically the old North Central Conference that UNI couldn't get out of fast enough 40 years ago. And you're randomly taking teams from conferences that have nothing to do with this realignment.
Stop. Just stop.
I am advocating consolidating conference into more localized/regional, efficient units. And, what I propose for the New Summit is a lot different than the North Central 40 years ago. I think SDSU, SDU and NDSU all made the quarterfinals of the FCS play offs. In BB SDSU and ND U made the NCAA and and SD U made the NIT, and NEB Omaha looked exceptional in the Summit Tournament. All 3 teams looked as good or better than any MVC team except WSU (and maybe Ill State).
UNI and MO State will elevate, make the conference better.
The MVC is getting old and tired. If the MVC does not do something drastic it will drop from the # 12 ranking 4 or 5 places to #17 or #18 to trail the Sun Belt, the Mid-American, the Southern, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic. Hopefully a Shuffle of teams between conferences will energize BB teams to do/be
Without diving too deeply into the math, there's an old thread somewhere around here talking about RPI rankings and such. The consensus is that we're in no real danger of losing our spot as a top 12 conference without Wichita. The bottom line is that while we lose touch with the A-10 and Mountain West, we're not going to drop down into the next tier of conferences.
The MVC is exactly the type of conference that should EXPAND its borders for the sake of building basketball power. Geographic consolidation is exactly, specifically, the enemy of this conference.