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Published: Thursday, Jan. 31 2013 3:55 p.m. MST

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Frisco, TX

Utah better hope the NCAA does not let the Big12 have a Championship Game with only 10 teams. The only reason the PAC went to 12 was so they could have a Championship game. There is mega money is watching Stanford play UCLA, or Oregon play USC one more time. If the NCAA allows a championship game with 10 teams, the PAC12 could be back to the PAC10 after shedding two teams who take more money than they contribute. It's all about the money.

If the NCAA sticks with their ruling that a conference has to have 12 teams to have a conference championship, I expect the BIG12 to move quickly to add two more teams. They obviously see the value / money in a championship game.

The conference championship game will become one more step in the move to a more inclusive playoff system.

It's also interesting that the BIG12 is trying to strengthen their non-conference schedule while the Utes are trying to make theirs easier.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Anti BCS and the other BYU fans

I never said Utah was a contender for the national championship. My whole point is that because of Utah's conference affiliation they have better access than any of the teams not in the Big 5. 11 of the 12 spots in the 6 major bowls will be going to teams from the ACC, SEC, Big 12, BIG, and Pac-12. Yes they dropped the term "AQ", but nothing has really changed from an access standpoint. But I'll say it again because you all seemed to have missed this part; Utah still has a long way to go before they are part of that conversation.


You think the PAC 12 won't be screaming if the Big 12 is allowed to have a conference championship game with only 10 members when they just took on 2 schools which dilute their brand in order to meet the requirement? Yeah...

Anyways, even though the Big 12 is unlikely to receive such a waiver I wouldn't get too excited. While probably better than 8 in 10 BYU fans wants to see them in a power conference with a larger TV contract, the BYU administration absolutely loves independence.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Two For Flinching

You're missing the point about "access".

As soon as the playoffs start in 2014 (which will quickly expand to 8 teams), not getting a playoff berth will be the equivalent of playing in the NIT; a nice little post-season consolation prize, but no chance to win the big prize. Watch and learn - the playoffs will COMPLETELY overshadow the bowls, no matter how "prestigious" a particular bowl used to be.

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