A free-for-all within the SEC?
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey floated the concept of scrapping divisions altogether when Oklahoma and Texas be part of the convention.
An thought was broached beforehand that instructed the SEC would transfer to four-team “pods” with three fixed convention opponents and a rotating schedule for different convention video games.
Dismantling the jap and western divisions would align the SEC with different Energy 5 conferences in Pac-12 and Massive 12. In each conferences, they decide the highest two groups in convention standings to play within the championship recreation.
If that alignment was in place this season within the SEC, it could imply Georgia (10-0, 7-Zero in SEC) and Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 in SEC) would meet in a rematch of their Nov. 5 recreation within the SEC Championship. As a substitute, LSU (8-2, 5-2 in SEC) will get to problem the Bulldogs in a possibility to solidify its playoff resume.
The convention went west in its final two expansions. The convention added Texas A&M and Missouri in 2012. The SEC, with out session from a map, positioned Missouri within the East division. Splitting Oklahoma and Texas would not appear to be on the desk nor can be transferring any of the present SEC West groups to the east. A convention with no borders would possibly take advantage of sense.
The approaching expanded 12-team Faculty Soccer Playoff means the potential for two prime groups — resembling Georgia and Tennessee — enjoying twice and eliminating one from competition is much less seemingly than the present format the place solely 4 groups qualify for the playoff.