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Thursday, July 17, 2003

The Mid-Major Banishment Act-Ben pointed to this ESPN piece noting the ACC's desire to have a championship game with but 11 members. It will be interesting to see how the other conferences vote on this. The Big 12 and SEC may not like it, for more championship games will weaken the ratings of the existing ones. The mid-majors won't like it. Why? It has a high likelyhood of blocking them from a possible BCS payday if they have a top-10 team. Let's say that if this passes, the ACC, Big 10 and Pac 10 set up championship games. Between the three games, one upset should take place, and the regular-season champ now is in line for an at-large big. Generally, it's going to be big conference runner-ups that will get those spots anyways, but this will increase that tendancy. Time to set up a Division 1.5 tournement, the big boys don't want to let the mid-majors play.

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