i don't get the angst over how tough it will be to make a schedule for a 16 team conference. its as hard as 2 plus 2. two 8 team divisions. play 4 two year segments of 2 teams home and away. thats a 9 game conference schedule. at the end of the 8 year cycle, everyone in one division will have all played everyone in the other. and there is no need for crossovers for rivalries. place the rivals in the same division. no problem. its exactly what the 12 did, except it was 3 teams on a 4 year cycle. the sec can't go 4 year cycles because that would mean 11 conference games.. thats not happening. so, easy peasy.