The Ducks ride into the "House of a Thousand Sanctions" conference (thank you to Black Heart Gold Pants for coming up with this ridiculous name). (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The third round of the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft Project went off without a hitch for our conference, adding the Oregon Duck and all of Nike's riches into the conference.
Here's the complete results. Teams in parentheses are picks from previous rounds.
BC Interruption: UCLA (Texas, Georgia)
Black Heart Gold Pants: Virginia Tech (Florida, Penn State)
Team Speed Kills: Nebraska (Alabama, Oklahoma)
Big East Coast Bias: Louisville (Ohio State, Florida State)
Us: Oregon (USC, Notre Dame)
Red Cup Rebellion: North Carolina (LSU, Michigan)
A few quick thoughts:
- I am a big fan of Red Cup Rebellion's conference. They have a Bermuda triangle going with LSU, Michigan and UNC. Top tier schools from an athletics standpoint, in fairly attractive media situations.
- BC Interruption is a big winner with Texas, but that was sheer luck of the draw. UCLA is a decent pick but they could have been had in the 4th round, I believe.
- Until UCLA was selected, I was the only conference that had a team west of Austin. Now we have two, and I think that bodes well for us. The west coast is always overlooked by the east coast.