The Wall Street Journal published an article on Wednesday titled "A Radical Realignment Plan for College Football
”, in which they hypothetically realigned the "Big Five" power conferences based on football program strength...
To do that, Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner chose to ignore geography and tradition, the typical forces in conference realignment. Instead, they focused solely on football and its financial implications, coming up with a formula that factored in every team’s football revenue, winning percentage, computer ranking and attendance between 2003 and 2013. Then they sorted teams into clusters to figure out which schools were most alike—and should be playing each other.
Here is what they came up with:Thoughts?