There is no way that FBS is dropping nearly half their members. I'm not sure why you hate the non-AQs so much but they aren't going anywhere and in the past have proved they can "hang with the big boys".
I don't hate them. The vast majority just shouldn't be at the top level as they will never sniff a championship. I have no interest in watching a team like NIU play a team like FSU. I'd rather never watch sports again than waste 3 1/2 hours of my life on that game.
Boise, TCU and Utah (and to a lesser extent--and more based on the past--BYU) are the only teams outside current AQ leagues that have shown they can play with the big boys. Just get them all in the 4 or 5 power leagues when they create a new D1 and be done with it.
Fans of teams like NIU should be happier to have a new division where they can actually compete for a title. And fans like me can have playoffs full of big name, elite programs slugging in out.
I just don't care about the Cinderalla stories. I don't much care for the first couple days of the NCAA basketball tournament. Sure, there's an exciting upset or three, but for everyone of those there's several shitty little schools getting blown out by 30. Lucky to get 2 or 3 matchups of big name schools on the opening Thursday or Friday.
And in football that's just exacerbated even more as it's just impossible for the little schools to compete with the big boys they way someone like Butler can in basketball. They just don't have the money or prestige to get enough top talent. Vs. basketball where 1 or 2 star players with a solid supporting cast can make a run.
It's not feasible, but it would be neat if they could do something like they do in some of the European soccer leagues where teams that suck get relegated to a lower level and lower level teams can earn their way up.
Edited by dmaul1114, 03 December 2012 - 09:34 PM.