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NCAA Conference Re-Draft Project: Air Force Flies High In Round 11

This is a serious situation, and I'm not going to dance around the subject. We've drafted Air Force in the 11th round of the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft Project.

Here's the rundown for Round 11, and some analysis on the subject.

Round 11

-- Twelve Pack: Purdue
-- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Texas Tech
-- The Empire: Hawaii
-- Conference TMZ: Mississippi State
-- House of a Thousand Sanctions: Air Force

Complete draft board below, thanks to BC Interruption

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. UConn 40. Missouri 41. Pittsburgh 42. Oklahoma State
8 48. Virginia 47. TCU 46. Arizona State 45. Utah 44. BYU 43. South Carolina
9 49. Boston College 50. Colorado 51. Oregon State 52. Boise State 53. Vanderbilt 54. Georgia Tech
10 60. Minnesota 59. Indiana 58. South Florida 57. Cincinnati 56. N.C. State 55. Ole Miss
11 61. Purdue 62. Texas Tech 63. Hawaii 64. Mississippi St. 65. Air Force

Comissioners and Conference names: BCI: Twelve Pack;  BHGP: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; TSK: The Empire (working title); BECB: Conference TMZ; HoS: House of a Thousand Sanctions; RCR: The Cult Of Les Miles. 

I won't lie to you guys, I was particularly stung by the Big Ten run that occurred in between our picks, with Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue all coming off the board. Minnesota was a team I really wanted in my corner, and their new stadium is absolutely stunning (saw it a few years back while they were building and I was extremely impressed). 

With that said, I don't think any of those schools are, in a word, relevant. This is a sports conference and we've built a damn good one. Did you know that Air Force finished 92nd overall in the Directors' Cup in 2011?

Not only does the United States Air Force Academy boast a legitimate football team, but they also accrued points in fencing, track & field, wrestling, mens' gymnastics, and mens' hockey. This is a well-rounded institution.

On top of that? They are a Service Academy. The United States loves its military, and the Air Force is essential to protecting our everyday freedom. These young men and women deserve the national spotlight of playing in the best fake conference in the country.

Air Force provides us with a footprint in Colorado and gives BYU a logical regional rival. I promise you, these guys don't like each other.

With just one spot left in a normal 12-team conference, where should House of a Thousand Sanctions go next? Help us fill out the remaining spot(s) in the comments below. We're not opposed to further expansion.