The Big 12 will be reintroducing a conference championship game for the 2017 season, but will they bring back divisions? Iowa State president Steven Leath has a pretty interesting idea to determine the way things would shape out for the conference.
Leath gave the suggestion of having divisions that change every year based on the previous year’s standings. Depending on the conference standings, odd teams would be in one division and even would be in the other and it would change every year.
“The idea of re-seeding every year is intriguing,” Leath said Thursday, per the Des Moines Register. “It differentiates us as a league. It keeps the league really vibrant, exciting and fresh. I think if we do that, other leagues will say “Wow, that’s a really neat idea.”
This idea, of course, comes with the possibility of the Big 12 only having 10 teams going into the 2017 season. That is unlikely since there are a number of teams pushing to join the conference over the next year.
What do you think fans? Would this intriguing division set-up work well for the conference?
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