JK37 wrote: ↑December 9th, 2022, 6:22 pmYou have to consider the SourceIll flame wrote: ↑December 9th, 2022, 4:09 pmLouisville an R1?! Kinda shoots BC’s theory out of the water.ballcoach15 wrote: ↑December 9th, 2022, 10:53 am95% of P5s (66 of 69 including notre dame) are R1. Wake forest, TCU and Baylor are the only R2s and there are no R3s like us.
I don't think academics has much to do with conference realignment. (remember Louisville joining ACC). Football drives the train, except for a couple basketball schools probably. I cannot see Charlotte being a rival for anyone except maybe Gardner Webb.
Meanwhile only 24 G5s are R1 and everyone in the AAC (except navy) is R1 or R2. Markets can be overcome but academics are a huge deal. No G5 conference with options is going to add a R3 and no P5 conference with options will add a R2. It's just the way university presidents operate.
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