The Bittersweet Goodbye to NCAA Football Divisions: A Love-Hate Relationship

The is a pre-realignment that will affect the PAC-12 and the currently divided SEC and Big 10. This is aimed at improving conference championship games. The divisions created an imbalance and had varying quality and styles of play. The change is seen as a positive step towards creating fair championship games. The SEC was notably imbalanced with the West dominating. The removal of divisions will give more weight to regular season games and create more opportunities for high-stakes matchups among top teams.

However, the loss of the unique and sometimes comical dynamics of the current system is bittersweet and will be missed. But ultimately, the change will bring desired improvements to college football.