Links: College realignment idea reunites U. & Y.; Rimando predicted to be No. 1 keeper on USMNT

J.S. Mack of Big 12 Fanatics came up with a plan for college football expansion and realignment that involved both the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars along with just about every major player in the college football landscape.

As part of his plan, Mack added 15 teams to the current 65 schools in Power 5 conferences to make an 80 team group that he calls College Champions League. As part of that plan, he then realigned the schools into eight divisions based on geography.

He had the Utes and the Cougars reuniting in the Northwest Division along with current Pac-12 members Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. He rounds out the division with three MWC schools including, Boise State, Colorado State and Wyoming.

After breaking down how the system would work with an eight or 16-team playoff, he closes by saying, “In what I realize is a fantasy scenario that won’t happen, it still wouldn’t take much imagination to greatly improve college sports and football in particular using these guidelines.”

Nick Rimando predicted to be No. 1 keeper on USMNT

MLS Soccer writer Matthew Doyle predicted The US Men’s National Team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers where he has Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando playing a big role.

Talking about who will be in net against Honduras and Panama, Doyle wrote, “Guzan would have the No. 1 job sewn up if he was playing at all, but he’s not. He’s played 180 minutes since August, and unless Victor Valdes strains a muscle that number’s not likely to budge.”

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