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Topic: Is the Big Ten top to bottom the 2nd best conference in America?

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847badgerfan

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Re: Is the Big Ten top to bottom the 2nd best conference in America?
« Reply #140 on: October 09, 2019, 07:13:29 PM »
Oh, a TV graphic had Auburn being the '83 NCs during the Florida game.  I had nowhere to place my furor. 
Place it in the Stream!! That's what it's for.
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« Reply #141 on: October 09, 2019, 07:14:22 PM »
Lulz no.

But according to badgerfan we're proclaiming whatever we like these days, so feel free to do so!
Damn straight. Wisconsin won the first two Big Ten (Western Conference) championships. MNC's, baby!
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« Reply #142 on: October 09, 2019, 07:34:14 PM »
C'mon Badge 3rd Party smack let him have it
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« Reply #143 on: October 09, 2019, 07:45:03 PM »
Late to the party sorry. If expansion is on the table I would rather go to 6 before 8. Just try it and see how it plays out, before jumping straight to 8. 

If we are talking about staying at 4 teams. I would emphasis conference championships. Start by taking the 5 champs, weed out the weakest.  Take a look at the 4th place champ and see if there is a non-champ that is clearly more deserving. Repeat as needed.  

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« Reply #144 on: October 09, 2019, 08:21:40 PM »

If we are talking about staying at 4 teams. I would emphasis conference championships. Start by taking the 5 champs, weed out the weakest.  Take a look at the 4th place champ and see if there is a non-champ that is clearly more deserving. Repeat as needed. 

This could describe what the committee does now...
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« Reply #145 on: October 09, 2019, 09:06:10 PM »
This could describe what the committee does now...
...but it doesn't.

Now there is some convoluted system that places team according to secret criteria. And after the CCG games happen there is the possibility that extra weight may be given to the conference champ. 

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« Reply #146 on: October 10, 2019, 12:43:40 AM »
Damn straight. Wisconsin won the first two Big Ten (Western Conference) championships. MNC's, baby!
I always razz my wife about this (Lake Forest alum).  What could have been.      I don't think she knows they were a part of all of this.   All those tennis matches she played in, she could've been a B1G champion.

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« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2019, 06:59:06 AM »
Yep. Interesting stuff for sure.

I don't see how it would have worked though. There isn't even any room for a stadium at that place. By the late 1890's, Lake Forest was already laid out with roads and lots. Academically, there was zero alignment. 

The latter is probably why they pulled out, is my guess.
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« Reply #148 on: October 10, 2019, 07:55:07 AM »
What is the status of the U. of Chicago vis a vis the B1G now?  A nonathletic member?

Do other conferences have a member of this ilk?

The ND status in the ACC is entertaining also.

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« Reply #149 on: October 10, 2019, 08:17:39 AM »
UChicago pulled out of the Academic Consortium (CIC) in 2011 (the year UNL was admitted).

They are still a "collaborator" in the Consortium, but not a member.
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« Reply #150 on: October 10, 2019, 01:04:35 PM »
Lulz no.

But according to badgerfan we're proclaiming whatever we like these days, so feel free to do so!


I claim 1908 NC for LSU.  Somebody affiliated with that school should.  The NCAA and every other outfit recognizes it, LSU should too, so I hereby make it official.  

C'mon, Tigers......if you won't claim it for yourself, do it for Doc Fenton!  4-time NCs, baybeee!!!

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« Reply #151 on: October 10, 2019, 01:13:56 PM »
What is the status of the U. of Chicago vis a vis the B1G now?  A nonathletic member?

Do other conferences have a member of this ilk?

The ND status in the ACC is entertaining also.
i don't know of non-athletic members, but alabama is an affiliate member of the bigxii for rowing, as are many other non-bigxii regulars for various sports. i don't think the sec does this, but not sure. it's not listed clearly on the websites, anyway.

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« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2019, 01:15:24 PM »
Lulz no.

But according to badgerfan we're proclaiming whatever we like these days, so feel free to do so!
is that not what we've always done?

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« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2019, 01:15:53 PM »
I claim 1946 for UGA in the Williamson poll.

I might throw in 1968 as well, bowls don't count do they?

We're all turning into Alabama.

 

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