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Theory: All college football division names are funny

The Big East Conference has announced its new divisions for 2013 and beyond: East and West. This is funny, because we can say "Big East East" and "Big East West."

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

But if you take the word "Conference" from the name of pretty much any league with divisions, you get something funny. From FBS alone:

  • Atlantic Coast Atlantic
  • Atlantic Coast Coastal
  • Big Ten Legends*
  • Big Ten Leaders*
  • USA East
  • USA West
  • Mid-American East
  • Mid-American West
  • Southeastern East
  • Southeastern West

At the Division II level, there's a Northern Sun North and a Northern Sun South, but nothing can top D3's New England Football Conference, which goes with Boyd and Bogan as division names.

And then there's Pac-12 North and Pac-12 South, which aren't funny at all.


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