One idea that might please everyone. Everyone gets 8 conference games just as they do now and those are the 8 that go toward the division championship. Any school can ask the conference for a ninth game against another cross-division opponent. The ninth game would not count toward conference standings but might be a nice option to paying a large sum of money to a MAC or 1-AA team. Presumably, teams with natural OOC rivals (Clemson, GT, FSU) would be unlikely to opt for a ninth game, while many of the others might do it.
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