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Maryland is bolting to the Big Ten. It is strongly implied that Rutgers will be joining them tomorrow. So with the conference alignment landscape being all shook up once again, it feels a pertinent time to ask if you have made your own custom conferences in NCAA Football 13. Did anyone put Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten?

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# 1 over9000yards @ 11/19/12 09:36 PM
I actually didn't plan on moving anybody, but now that Maryland and Rutgers are moving to the Big 10 I'm going to change up the conferences in the offseason
 
# 2 JerzeyReign @ 11/20/12 05:25 AM
I don't own NCAA but planned on picking it up on Black Friday. Hit a couple of friends up that played NCAA religiously like I did but none of them play it anymore either, lol.

But if I DID own it, yes, I would have made conference changes.
 
# 3 RandallB21 @ 11/20/12 10:44 AM
I don't own NCAA 13. But in NCAA 12 I did do the conference realignment. Plan on switching Maryland and Rutgers to the Big 10 in the first offseason. Only thing that kills me is the WAC which will only be left with two teams next season.
 
# 4 BurghFan @ 11/20/12 11:54 AM
Most definitely. I had to inject some semblance of logic into the conference alignments.
 
# 5 DJ @ 11/20/12 12:18 PM
Just changed things a week before this news broke. I've since cleared that screen but haven't started year 2 yet. Not sure if I can make these moves, but if not, I'll do it after Year 2.
 
# 6 DJ @ 11/20/12 12:24 PM
Is there a way to get rid of a conference? The WAC has 4 teams. The game won't let me move anyone else out of there, as it says you need a minimum of 4 teams.
 
# 7 BurghFan @ 11/20/12 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DJ
Is there a way to get rid of a conference? The WAC has 4 teams. The game won't let me move anyone else out of there, as it says you need a minimum of 4 teams.
There is not. You'll have to wait for NCAA 14 when the WAC will be gone. What's funny is I actually have a 12-team WAC in my dynasty. The BCS conferences each have 12 while C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt and MWC have 9 teams with 3 independents in my dynasty.

With no more WAC in NCAA 14 we'll actually be able to have 10 12-team conferences + 5 independents as the number of teams will increase by 2 to 125 with the addition of South Alabama and Georgia St.
 
# 8 DJ @ 11/20/12 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BurghFan
There is not. You'll have to wait for NCAA 14 when the WAC will be gone.
I may just move everyone back then. Ugh.
 
# 9 CgyFlames @ 11/20/12 06:12 PM
What I did to get around the WAC situation is split the MAC in half and make the MAC's Western division the WAC. That conference is rarely ever meaningful, so it doesn't disrupt the national title picture for me,
 
# 10 RandallB21 @ 11/21/12 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by CgyFlames
What I did to get around the WAC situation is split the MAC in half and make the MAC's Western division the WAC. That conference is rarely ever meaningful, so it doesn't disrupt the national title picture for me,
that's a pretty good idea. but doesn't the MAC have a championship game?
 
# 11 Inverarity @ 11/21/12 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CgyFlames
What I did to get around the WAC situation is split the MAC in half and make the MAC's Western division the WAC. That conference is rarely ever meaningful, so it doesn't disrupt the national title picture for me,
Very good idea!
 
# 12 Brooklyn_Beast @ 11/22/12 12:00 PM
I own NCAA FB 12 and I did some realignment but i tried to make the conferences adhere to some level of geographic sense. I didn't touch or alter the SEC, ACC or Pac 12.

For the Big East I essentially created an East centric football conference the way I kind of wished for in real life.As a big East fan, I am saddened by what has become the slow painful death of the conference. Ofcourse the Northeast is very pro sports centric, but I did believe that there was the potential to cultivate a relatively interesting and competitive Big East(football wise), while maintaining the bball side of things. I think the Big East should have started thinking about an expansion to 12 football schools right after BC and Miami left. That would have atleast given them a conference championship game that could rotate to different through different venues in the Big East's geographic zone. You now have the likes of Metlife Stadium, Yankee stadium in the Northeast(imagine the potential when Cuse,Uconn or Rutgers is good).As far as expansion, the Big East could have sought programs that appeared to be on the rise or schools in fertile talent areas. A UCF or ECU. Maybe add a service academy like Navy and an earlier return for Temple. Hell even have a pseudo arrangement with Notre Dame(ie ND's current commitment to the ACC). At the very minimum they could have tried to add FCS programs that were considering the jump to the FBS(Villanova? UMass?).In theory the conference expands into other parts of the east and gets a new fanbase interested. You could perhaps develop newer geographic rivalries and with a UCF add another Florida school. At any rate here are the conferences I re-worked.

Big East
Big East North:
Syracuse, UCONN, Temple, Villanova, Rutgers, Buffalo, Boston College

Big East South:
USF, L'Ville, Navy, Delaware, Cincinatti, West Virginia,Pitt
Championship game held in Washington DC(Military Bowl stadium)
*I kept the core of the Big East intact with traditional rivals in place. At the same time I added FCS programs to each division that have the potential to grow in the coming dynasty years. Temple and BC are back where they should be geographically. Recruiting battles with schools in each division and the ability to have fans truly travel to away games would be the allure to this alignment if it were done in real life.

Big 12 Conference:
Red River Division:
Oklahoma, OK St, KState, BYU, Boise St,Mizzou

LoneStar Division:
Texas, TCU, SMU, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
*I kept the Big 12 in its geographical hot zone with one conference comprised of all Texas schools(adding a former power program in SMU). In real life, I think the all Texas division would be a good breeding ground for rivalries. The Other division has some traditional Big 12 schools with a couple of programs that should be competitive and develop over dynasty years.

ACC
Replaced BC with ECU. Makes the most geographic sense

The Sunbelt conference 11 schools 1 short of a conf title game
North Texas, Grambling St, Southern, Lousiana Tech, UCF, FAMU,Bethune Cookman,Florida Atlantic, Troy, N Alabama, USM
*I added some FCS schools from the south east region. The SunBelt I created is in essence the poor man's(really poor man's) SEC in terms of the states represented. Its Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana centric. Lower tiered schools in those regions of relatively even stature would lead to some competition for some of the mid-level recruits in those talent rich areas.I like this collection since its probably similar to what would happen in the age of the mega conference. Smaller schools with close knit geographic interests may just band together to create a conference. I'm interested in seeing who emerges in this conference after the dynasty year is over.

WAC
Iowa st, Hawaii, E Washington, Kansas, Houston, Nevada, SD State, UTEP, Fresno St, SJ State

MWC
Montana,Wyoming, AF,UNLV, Utah St, Colorado St

MAC
Bowling Green, Ball St, N Illinois,Kent St, C Mich,Miami Oh,Akron, Ohio, Appalachian St, Toledo
*App State is the oddball in this collection of midwest schools. I will probably try to do some shifting to find a better home for the school.

CUSA
Marshall,Tulsa, Hampton(who would probably be best suited to share a conference with App State), UMass, Rice, Tulane(prob a better fit for my Sunbelt conf), UAB, Memphis


The Mountain West and the WAC were in some respects consolidated to form what should be competitive conferences, though admittedly weaker in talent.
 
# 13 mattoon2 @ 12/30/12 04:45 PM
every 4 years i switch mine up based on how good the teams are that way an up and coming school cant dominate the sunbelt just go get killed in the NC game but a lot of teams become bad i put all the 60's teams in the WAC and it was full last time i updated my conferences i place the worst team (around 59 overall) in independent and hope they can pick up a W or two
 
# 14 j_wag10 @ 01/29/13 09:27 PM
i have also done some rearranging in some of the conferences and i made the big 10 the big 16 by adding notre dame from the independents, virginia tech from the acc, and then maryland and rutgers from the big east. i also put boise state into the big 12 from the mountain west. also in the big ten i kept the legends and leaders, i put notre dame and virginia tech in the legends and maryland and rutgers in the leaders.
 
# 15 j_wag10 @ 01/29/13 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dhook27
Does anybody do theres by geography and prestiege? Or progrram tradition? Or does anybody have very creative conferences? Please explain yours i would like more conference ideas.
the reason why i made these moves is because the acc is not a strong conference for football, i also feel that virginia tech has dominated that conference for a while (but not this previous season) i moved notre dame for the same reason (obvious reasons)
 

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