Here is a look at all schools that will be playing in a BCS conference next year. Pretty amazing to actually see how physically close all of the schools on the east coast are relative to the West Coast schools. It puts it into perspective how all these shifting conference alignments are in terms of travel. For instance UNC joining the B1G wouldn't be a big deal at all in terms of travel when you look at what the schools in the Pac12 have to do with their current conference schedule.
It is interesting to see the massive abundance of school in the east versus the west. I'd like to see perhaps a population density map laid over this but that is for another time. Without photoshop this project takes just a bit more time when you have to use MS paint. It would be worthwhile to analyze the football schools per capita of different regions or even look at potential fan numbers and high school football players within say 500 miles of different schools and then see how the number of other schools in that range also impacts a teams winning percentage.
From just looking at it I think we can say that College Football having a heavy presence in any region is good for the programs in that region. Just look at how crowded the schools in the SEC are! Fortunately there are plenty of high school players with elite talent to go around down there.
I've been interested in Mapping the State of College Football for a while and while this is just a first and admittedly last in a while attempt, I really enjoy seeing this laid out. I've also made another interactive google map that shows where every team playing in the FBS is located. Enjoy!
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