|Where would a school like ECU land?|
What would this new league look like?
Here is Barnhart's set up: Getting tired of threats from attorney generals and departments of justice, and with each BCS conference except the Big East in possession of at least 10-year TV deals, the big boys break and create their own association -- the College Football Association.
The key with this association is that, unlike its defunct namesake that was nixed by the Supreme Court over an antitrust issue, the conferences themselves will have already negotiated television deals on their own, instead of through the CFA which was the (illegal) plan in 1984. So what would the CFA look like?
Barnett speculates that after the Big East expands to 12 teams, they would join the other 5 BCS conferences along with Army, BYU, Navy, and Notre Dame (2 of which have their own TV deals as well) to form the CFA.
|Boise State ... left out in the cold.|
On one hand, this could spell the end of the BCS, and both the CFA and Division I-A might institute playoffs to determine champions. It could also force big schools to play other big schools more often, having less to lose by playing strong non-conference opponents. On the other, it would result in schools like Boise State and their MWC cohorts getting frozen out of lots of revenue for their schools.
We want your opinion on this: what would be the ramifications of such a drastic shift? Would this improve competition? Or would it ruin college football? (And is your opinion based solely on where your team lands?)
Is this crazy? Or revolutionary?