CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 04: The Boston College Eagles student section celebrates a touchdown in the first half against the Weber State Wildcats on September 4 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The great offseason timekiller -- otherwise known as the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft -- rolls on. Here's a look at the six conferences through nine rounds:
-- Twelve Pack (Us): Boston College
-- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Colorado
-- The Empire: Oregon State
-- Conference TMZ: Boise State
-- The House of a Thousand Sanctions: Vanderbilt
-- The Cult Of Les Miles: Georgia Tech, Ole Miss
Complete draft board below:
|1||1. Texas||2. Florida||3. Alabama||4. Ohio State||5. USC||6. LSU|
|2||12. Georgia||11. Penn State||10. Oklahoma||9. Florida State||8. Notre Dame||7. Michigan|
|3||13. U.C.L.A.||14. Virginia Tech||15. Nebraska||16. Louisville||17. Oregon||18. North Carolina|
|4||24. Wisconsin||23. Miami (Fla.)||22. Texas A&M||21. Michigan State||20. Tennessee||19. Stanford|
|5||25. Washington||26. Auburn||27. Arizona||28. West Virginia||29. Syracuse||30. Arkansas|
|6||36. Duke||35. Kansas||34. California||33. Maryland||32. Kentucky||31. Iowa|
|7||37. Clemson||38. Illinois||39. UConn||40. Missouri||41. Pittsburgh||42. Oklahoma State|
|8||48. Virginia||47. TCU||46. Arizona State||45. Utah||44. BYU||43. South Carolina|
|9||49. Boston College||50. Colorado||51. Oregon State||52. Boise State||53. Vanderbilt||54. Georgia Tech|
|10||55. Ole Miss|
Comissioners and Conference names: BCI: Twelve Pack; BHGP: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; TSK: The Empire (working title); BECB: Conference TMZ; HoS: House of a Thousand Sanctions; RCR: The Cult Of Les Miles.
Round nine saw five more BCS AQ programs come off the board. We scooped up the Eagles at 49. The Sisterhood and The Empire picked up two of the three remaining Pac-12 programs in Colorado and Oregon State. This year Boise State and Utah will just miss being conference mates in the Mountain West, but not in Conference TMZ, where the Broncos join the Utes as conference members.
House of a Thousand Sanctions continues to load up on private schools, adding Vanderbilt to a conference that already claims USC, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Brigham Young. Finally, The Cult of Les Miles is doing its best to get the old Southeastern Conference gang back together, scooping up Georgia Tech and Ole Miss and giving Red Cup Rebellion five programs that have played in the SEC.
So the question is where do we take the Twelve Pack from here? There are four picks before our pair of picks at the 10/11 turn. Who you like to join the Twelve Pack?
Here are the remaining programs left on the board:
- ACC (2) -- N.C. State, Wake Forest
- Big 12 (4) -- Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Texas Tech
- Big East (3) -- Cincinnati, Rutgers, South Florida
- Big Ten (4) -- Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue
- Pac 12 (1) -- Washington State
- SEC (1) -- Mississippi State
- Notable Non-AQs -- Army, Central Florida, East Carolina, Memphis, Navy
Your thoughts? Draft strategy, go.