What's the next realignment domino to fall?

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What happens next?

Wichita St leaves for a better league
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37%
Missouri St, IllinoisSt, UNI move up to FBS
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MVC expands
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Redhawk » March 16th, 2017, 6:49 am

tribecalledquest wrote:Get back to me when UNI, SIU, ISU Red, ISU Blue and Mo State go BCS in football.

It aint happening.


Agreed Tribe. ISUr and UNI aren't ready for the jump and no one really wants them yet either.
When the Shockers leave though drastic changes would be needed to strengthen the MVC for it to continue.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Someone_Else » March 24th, 2017, 10:15 pm

Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Dean Wormer » March 25th, 2017, 8:12 am

Someone_Else wrote:Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn


Apparently you aren't familiar with the makeup of the A-10. You eliminated 3 of the only 4 MVC teams they would ever have an interest in. The A-10 is small, private colleges located in urban areas. Mid-size publics in places such as Cedar Falls and Carbondale are a complete 180. The public football and private basketball mix destroyed the old Big East, and could end the Valley. I don't see anyway the A-10 would travel down that path. I have no idea why you would think the A-10 would be more interested in INSU than UE or Loyola, and they certainly aren't going to shed UMASS and LaSalle to team up with MSU.

I don't see anything happening with the A-10 unless Dayton and VCU get poached. In that case, they would probably look at a midwest private to appease SLU. That is where a Bradley, Evansville, etc could come into play. I really don't see Dayton going to the AAC though and the Big East is probably staying put for the time being.

For the MVC, the fight over who gets added could really start spinning the wheels. UNI will push the Dakotas while the privates will want a Valpo or Belmont. There really isn't any good compromise candidates. If the Dakotas are added, it will be a clear shift towards football, at which point the privates will begin looking elsewhere. If the privates are added, I could see UNI or ILSU looking towards the MAC, while MSU might start entertaining the Sun Belt. Not sure if any of them have the finances currently to upgrade to FBS.

I think it is likely we could see a new private conference, and either a MVFC conference, or a breakup somewhere along the lines of UNI and ILSU in the MAC, MSU in the SB, and SIU and INSU in the OVC.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Wufan » March 25th, 2017, 9:23 am

Dean Wormer wrote:
Someone_Else wrote:Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn


Apparently you aren't familiar with the makeup of the A-10. You eliminated 3 of the only 4 MVC teams they would ever have an interest in. The A-10 is small, private colleges located in urban areas. Mid-size publics in places such as Cedar Falls and Carbondale are a complete 180. The public football and private basketball mix destroyed the old Big East, and could end the Valley. I don't see anyway the A-10 would travel down that path. I have no idea why you would think the A-10 would be more interested in INSU than UE or Loyola, and they certainly aren't going to shed UMASS and LaSalle to team up with MSU.

I don't see anything happening with the A-10 unless Dayton and VCU get poached. In that case, they would probably look at a midwest private to appease SLU. That is where a Bradley, Evansville, etc could come into play. I really don't see Dayton going to the AAC though and the Big East is probably staying put for the time being.

For the MVC, the fight over who gets added could really start spinning the wheels. UNI will push the Dakotas while the privates will want a Valpo or Belmont. There really isn't any good compromise candidates. If the Dakotas are added, it will be a clear shift towards football, at which point the privates will begin looking elsewhere. If the privates are added, I could see UNI or ILSU looking towards the MAC, while MSU might start entertaining the Sun Belt. Not sure if any of them have the finances currently to upgrade to FBS.

I think it is likely we could see a new private conference, and either a MVFC conference, or a breakup somewhere along the lines of UNI and ILSU in the MAC, MSU in the SB, and SIU and INSU in the OVC.


Honestly, a break up between the public and private schools is probably what's needed. It would allow each to pursue their goals with like minded institutions.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby BCPanther » March 25th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Dean Wormer wrote:
Someone_Else wrote:Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn


Apparently you aren't familiar with the makeup of the A-10. You eliminated 3 of the only 4 MVC teams they would ever have an interest in. The A-10 is small, private colleges located in urban areas. Mid-size publics in places such as Cedar Falls and Carbondale are a complete 180. The public football and private basketball mix destroyed the old Big East, and could end the Valley. I don't see anyway the A-10 would travel down that path. I have no idea why you would think the A-10 would be more interested in INSU than UE or Loyola, and they certainly aren't going to shed UMASS and LaSalle to team up with MSU.

I don't see anything happening with the A-10 unless Dayton and VCU get poached. In that case, they would probably look at a midwest private to appease SLU. That is where a Bradley, Evansville, etc could come into play. I really don't see Dayton going to the AAC though and the Big East is probably staying put for the time being.

For the MVC, the fight over who gets added could really start spinning the wheels. UNI will push the Dakotas while the privates will want a Valpo or Belmont. There really isn't any good compromise candidates. If the Dakotas are added, it will be a clear shift towards football, at which point the privates will begin looking elsewhere. If the privates are added, I could see UNI or ILSU looking towards the MAC, while MSU might start entertaining the Sun Belt. Not sure if any of them have the finances currently to upgrade to FBS.

I think it is likely we could see a new private conference, and either a MVFC conference, or a breakup somewhere along the lines of UNI and ILSU in the MAC, MSU in the SB, and SIU and INSU in the OVC.


I believe your last paragraph is the most likely outcome. It serves everybody's long term interests the best. I know UNI would give it's left nut to get into the Mountain West, but would certainly be content in the MAC. Crazy thing is that the travel is better in the MAC West than it is in the current MVFC.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby bigdawg » May 28th, 2017, 4:56 pm

I guess we have our answer on this one. Good luck to the shockers.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby isumvc1 » May 28th, 2017, 5:10 pm

interesting article about the UNO woes with D-I

http://www.omaha.com/news/education/uno ... b7d02.html

Looks like the Horizon will stay at 9 for 17-18, then look to add 1-3 schools in 18-19 and beyond

http://www.tribtoday.com/sports/sport-c ... alpo-exit/
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Mikovio » May 31st, 2017, 8:01 am

BCPanther wrote:Crazy thing is that the travel is better in the MAC West than it is in the current MVFC.

Not even close. NIU is kind of on an island in the MAC as it is but UNI would REALLY be on an island.

Cedar Falls to:

Macomb IL 210 mi
Vermillion SD 257
Normal IL 278
Brookings SD 352
Terre Haute IN 417
Carbondale IL 450
Fargo ND 450
Springfield MO 464
Grand Forks ND 530
Youngstown OH 695

Average MVFC distance 410 mi

Cedar Falls to:

DeKalb IL 248 mi
Kalamazoo MI 439
Muncie IN 498
Toledo OH 539
Oxford OH 540
Ypsilanti MI 542
Bowling Green OH 547
Mt. Pleasant MI 552
Kent OH 660

Average MAC West distance 507 mi

And that's best-case scenario season schedule, because MAC West teams need to play 3 cross-division opponents in a year, and those are the three closest. The other three you could get:

Akron OH 661
Athens OH 700
Buffalo NY 826

And for the grass-is-greener types, you might want to read this thread about season ticket renewals on the NIU board:

http://csnbbs.com/thread-813595.html
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Weeknight games kill attendance and season ticket revenue. Yes it's made up with ESPN $ -- which is becoming more tenuous -- but at the price of selling out your fanbase.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby uniguy » June 1st, 2017, 11:52 am

isumvc1 wrote:interesting article about the UNO woes with D-I

http://www.omaha.com/news/education/uno ... b7d02.html

Looks like the Horizon will stay at 9 for 17-18, then look to add 1-3 schools in 18-19 and beyond

http://www.tribtoday.com/sports/sport-c ... alpo-exit/


Seems like the Horizon League is willing/able to be more aggressive than the MVC. That could be to our detriment if we don't figure out what we want and go for it in the near future.

If Grand Canyon ends up in the Horizon League, they are going to be a force in that league.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Make MVC Great Again » June 1st, 2017, 1:28 pm

Someone_Else wrote:Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn


Have to drain the swamp.
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby Redhawk » June 1st, 2017, 1:41 pm

Someone_Else wrote:Dissolve the Missouri Valley and the A10 conferences to eliminate Loyola, Drake, Evansville, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, and UMASS. This will allow the schools to bring their tourney credits into the new league and dissolve the TV packages. Reform into the American Basketball Conference with Missouri Valley and Atlantic Divisions. Tourney credits are distributed 75/25 like the A10, with no shared credits if the school doesn't have a top 150 rpi schedule.
Missouri Valley division - UNI, Bradley, ISUr, ISUb, Missouri State, SIU, Dayton, STL
Atlantic division - VCU, GW, GM, Davidson, St B, RI, Rich, St J

Play 2X within own division. 14 games
January Capital Collision in DC. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games
February Arch Madness in STL. Cross Division games based on RPI\BPI 2 Games

Conference Tourney in Brooklyn


This is waaaaay outside of the box thinking....but I like it! :+1:
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Re: What's the next realignment domino to fall?

Postby isumvc1 » June 21st, 2017, 3:42 pm

per the Indy Star, the Horizon league will announce a 1 team expansion this week, it could be for the 17-18 year, sounds like more teams will be added next year

The team that will be announced this week does sponsor baseball

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