It's Time: FSU to the SEC

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    Correct. But whereas in this year's two-team format an unbeaten FSU could be left out, in a four team playoff they would be in. FSU finished in the top four for how many straight seasons 2000 and prior? When they are good, they are going to be in the four-team playoff quite often...more than they would be if playing an SEC schedule IMO.
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    No freaking way do I want that scum-school in the SEC.
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    They cannot change conferences so this thread is useless.
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    You and the OP are indulging in fantasies.
    The SEC is a historical league and it is more than just football. In the 1900s, did you know that Vandy was a juggernaut and was blowing many formidable teams out of the water (including future sec teams Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Mississippi, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kentucky; and nonconference foes Texas, Clemson). In those days, Vandy was the top competition to Big 10 teams Ohio St and Fielding Yost's Mighty Michigan teams:
    Vandy_1900-1904
    Vandy_1905-1909

    I'd imagine with Kentucky out of the SEC, Billy Donovan and Florida could begin racking up even more SEC titles than before but it may not be the same if the competition lessens. :geek:
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    Would be ok with me, and if by some bizarre turn of events it allowed UF to schedule a team from outside the SE once in awhile all the better. Put em in the west with Bama and move Auburn back to the east and their football schedule just got a whole lot tougher than it is now. They will recruit fine either way.
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    So they win a couple of games where they are 20 point favorites and you are ready to crown them a dynasty? I'm still betting they have a few eggs left to lay.
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    Even if you grant the OP his point about you like the move bc it makes it tougher for f$u to make the playoff and try to win titles, how is the move beneficial for the rest of our conference besides your perceived UF benefit (keeping a rival down and behind us in prestige)? The noles add no new tv markets or recruiting territories we don't already have. We already have the best tv deal in all of college. Expansion is about new states areas etc so unless they are going to add to that equation as Tamu and Missouri did I don't see how the rest of the SEC would benefit and thus be on board with inviting them. VaTech, a North Carolina school? Yes. The nolies? Not so much big dog.
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    why are these type of threads still allowed to exist? fswho (or any other team) leaves the acc then they forfeit their tv revenue for a long time (10-20 years)
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    Because they've beaten whom?
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    Florida can start the "equalization" process by joining forces with Miles and petition the SEC for complete restructuring, ie do away with divisions since simply discontinuing the annual UF-LSU game for easier match ups is basically impossible.

    I hope I'm around for the "every team for itself/ new independents" era where it's no longer feasible for top 10 programs to be part of a conference. We just have to wait for the mega conference era to implode as previously mentioned.
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    withdrawn. Sorry--misread quote.
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    The steep penalties are likely not enforceable. Isn't Maryland involved in something like this right now?

    Go GATORS!
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    Absolutely no
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    HE'LL no
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    HELL no
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    No.............. Helllllllllllllllllll Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    Only a really, really stupid team would do that!

    Oh, wait, we're talking about F$U, so maybe there IS validity here...

    :joecool:
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    I don't think so. if they are good enough to run the table in a dominant fashion in the ACC, unless they have both Alabama and a strong Florida team on their schedule, I don't see them as having much more of a problem. Compare the top three regular season opponents (aside from each other):

    Year--Florida Opponents----------------------Florida State Opponents

    1990.......Tennessee...............9-2-2..................Miami..................10-2-0
    1990.......Auburn....................8-3-1..................Auburn..................8-3-1
    1990.......Alabama..................7-5-0..................Virginia Tech...........6-5-0

    1991.......Alabama................11-1-0..................Miami...................12-0-0
    1991.......Syracuse...............10-2-0..................Michigan...............10-2-0
    1991.......Tennessee...............9-3-0.................Syracuse...............10-2-0

    1992.......Georgia..................10-2-0.................Miami....................11-1-0
    1992.......Tennessee...............9-3-0.................North Carolina...........9-3-0
    1992.......Miss State...............7-5-0.................NC State..................9-3-1

    1993.......Auburn..................11-0-0.................Notre Dame.............11-1-0
    1993.......Tennessee...............9-2-1.................North Carolina..........10-3-0
    1993.......Kentucky.................6-6-0.................Miami.......................9-3-0

    1994.......Auburn....................9-1-1.................Miami.....................10-2-0
    1994.......Tennessee...............8-4-0.................Virginia.....................9-3-0
    1994.......USCe......................7-5-0.................NC State...................9-3-0

    1995.......Tennessee.............11-1-0.................Virginia......................9-4-0
    1995.......Auburn....................8-4-0.................Miami........................8-3-0
    1995.......LSU........................7-4-1.................Clemson.....................8-4-0

    1996.......Tennessee.............10-2-0.................North Carolina............10-2-0
    1996.......LSU......................10-2-0.................Miami.........................9-3-0
    1996.......Auburn....................8-4-0................Clemson......................7-5-0

    1997.......Tennessee.............11-2-0.................North Carolina............11-1-0
    1997.......Georgia.................10-2-0.................Virginia.......................7-4-0
    1997.......Auburn..................10-3-0.................Clemson.....................7-5-0

    1998.......Tennessee.............13-0-0.................Georgia Tech.............10-2-0
    1998.......Georgia...................9-3-0.................Texas A&M................11-3-0
    1998.......Kentucky................7-5-0..................Miami.........................9-3-0

    1999.......Alabama...............10-3-0...................Miami.........................9-4-0
    1999.......Tennessee..............9-3-0..................Georgia Tech...............8-4-0
    1999.......Georgia..................8-4-0..................Virginia........................7-5-0

    2000.......Auburn...................9-4-0..................Miami........................11-1-0
    2000.......Georgia..................8-4-0..................Georgia Tech................9-3-0
    2000.......Tennessee..............8-4-0..................Clemson......................9-3-0

    Total.............................296-98-6 (.748)...............................302-95-2 (.759)
    Not really a dime's worth of difference. Being that FSU was 8-4-1 against the best team in the SEC during this stretch, it is safe to say they would have done every bit as well as Florida had they been in the SEC.
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    Full strength Georgia and Florida this year, for starters...

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