Thursday, June 4, 2009
Splitting the conference
With last years uneven scheduling, where Louisville only played the top teams once and won the conference title, it would be better suited to have the conference split into two distinct divisions. The teams would play a handful of teams in their division twice and play the other division teams once. Though working with a conference of this size and depth of talent there is no perfect solution, but having a random schedule also isn’t fair. The divisions would consist of teams that share similar rivalries, location, and even distribution of expected powerhouses.
The Big East tournament would have both leagues on opposite sides of the brackets with the winner of each league to play each other for the Big East tournament championship. It would add another dimension of rivalry to an already rich rivalry conference.