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NCAA Conference Re-Draft Project: 7th Round Results, Pittsburgh Joins The Team

Butler crushed Pitt's soul in 2011, but Pittsburgh is a legit entity in the basketball scene.
Butler crushed Pitt's soul in 2011, but Pittsburgh is a legit entity in the basketball scene.

With seven rounds now officially in the books of the SB Nation Conference Re-draft Project, I feel like it's an appropriate time to bring you an update on the situation at hand.

The House of a Thousand Sanctions has picked up Kentucky and Pittsburgh in the past two rounds, adding a great deal to the basketball prestige of the conference while not sacrificing anything on the football field.

We've added rivalries and close geographical ties that will quickly become legendary battles -- Syracuse/Pittsburgh/Notre Dame, Kentucky/Tennessee, etc.

At this juncture, we might need to start adding western schools to even out the divisions.

Our academic profile is not bad (we do have three of the finest private universities in the country), and we are dominant when it comes to media markets.

While others may not understand our methodology, we've clearly built a juggernaut through the first seven rounds.

I don't think any conference can outright claim to be better at this point, but I'd certainly enjoy to see them attempt to explain the logic behind their argument.


1 1. Texas 2. Florida 3. Alabama 4. Ohio State 5. USC 6. LSU
2 12. Georgia 11. Penn State 10. Oklahoma 9. Florida State 8. Notre Dame 7. Michigan
3 13. U.C.L.A. 14. Virginia Tech 15. Nebraska 16. Louisville 17. Oregon 18. North Carolina
4 24. Wisconsin 23. Miami (Fla.) 22. Texas A&M 21. Michigan State 20. Tennessee 19. Stanford
5 25. Washington 26. Auburn 27. Arizona 28. West Virginia 29. Syracuse 30. Arkansas
6 36. Duke 35. Kansas 34. California 33. Maryland 32. Kentucky 31. Iowa
7 37. Clemson 38. Illinois 39. Connecticut 40. Missouri 41. Pittsburgh 42. Oklahoma St.

Who do you think we should add next? Is it ASU's time?

PS -  South Carolina was the first pick of the 8th round. We're now on the clock.