Celebrate the end of the burnt orange misfit athletic adventures known as the 2010-2011 season by indulging in SB Nation's fantasy conference draft. Here's the breakdown of the rules if you need a refresher. If you're following along on a whiteboard at home like HenryJames and have been anxiously awaiting the results of the first two rounds, they are in the books.
Texas was picked first. Duh.
After two rounds we have four teams taken from the SEC, three from the Big 10, two from the Big 12, and one each from the ACC, Pac-12, and that self-loathing Irish Catholic school.
|1-1||Conference #1||BC Interruption||TEXAS|
|1-2||Conference #2||Black Heart Gold Pants||FLORIDA|
|1-3||Conference #3||Team Speed Kills||ALABAMA|
|1-4||Conference #4||Big East Coast Bias||OHIO STATE|
|1-5||Conference #5||House of Sparky||USC|
|1-6||Conference #6||Red Cup Rebellion||LSU|
|2-7||Conference #6||Red Cup Rebellion||MICHIGAN|
|2-8||Conference #5||House of Sparky||NOTRE DAME|
|2-9||Conference #4||Big East Coast Bias||FLORIDA STATE|
|2-10||Conference #3||Team Speed Kills||OKLAHOMA|
|2-11||Conference #2||Black Heart Gold Pants||PENN STATE|
|2-12||Conference #1||BC Interruption||GEORGIA|
The early run on SEC teams isn't surprising and those commissioners' collective dismissal of academics as a criteria for selection would make Les Miles and Nick Saban proud. There are a few complete head scratchers that were taken a round or three too early. Their commissioners will rectify these mistakes by battling for schools that dominate lacrosse, national debate leagues, and the greater Schenectady TV market in rounds 10-12. Whereas, we're quite confident A&M will still be available.
Our quite capable commissioner at BC Interruption put his Kellogg MBA to good use and selected Texas and Georgia with the first and 12th picks -- schools that excel in multiple sports, fill large stadiums on Saturdays, dominate in-state recruiting, serve nearby major media markets (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston), anchor different time zones, dominate online mascot polls, and perhaps most importantly, sling some hot tang.
Our conference has the first pick in the third round. With schools like Auburn, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, UCLA, Nebraska, and Oregon still on the board, who would you take? Who would you pass on?
After the third round pick, the draft will proceed quickly and we expect have a fully functional, ready-to-sell-to-Comcast, BCS-destroying cash cow at your full disposal within a week or two to test drive.