By a show of hands, is it possible...
the landscape will change a TON IF/WHEN Miami, Syracuse and BC head off to form the new 12 team ACC. The Big East will scramble to make adjustments and the fall out will begin.
I'd like to see the CAA end up with 12 teams, 2 six team divisions and go forward from there. But the CAA shouldn't just grab 2 teams as soon as they can as the fall out happens. Let the bigs start to make their moves and then pick off the "unhappy" campers to join the CAA.
No way the Georgetowns, Pitts, etc of the world would want GMU in their ranks. But a UMass, Rhode Island, etc might look at the CAA and say "makes sense". But would it make sense for the CAA? If things start to move, the CAA has to take a long, hard look at picking off A-10 schools that might not like the way things are shaping up. Schools that have football. So then the CAA can start their own 1-AA football conference.
Divide up the conference into two divisions.
Hofstra, Towson, Del, Drexel, GMU, CAA addition.
JMU, WM, VCU, ODU, UNCW, CAA addition.
If you add both new schools in the north, move GMU to the other division. Add them both in the south, move either VCU or JMU to the "north" division.
It would make great sense to divide the basketball along football lines (to help with rivalries), but would the travel be too much? A division of JMU, WM, Hofstra, Del, Towson, CAA Addition would be great for those schools, but would GMU, VCU, ODU, UNCW, Drex, CAA addition make sense? Drex and UNCW playing twice a year in hoops is a long trip when the first idea would have UNCW only traveling as far as JMU each year.
Lots of stuff will happen, but GMU to the A-10 or Big East wont. Also because the CAA schools are all locked in with each other for the next 3-5 years I believe.
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