Reading through everything and thinking about it last night I came up with some interesting scenarios that I wanted to share with everyone. Last year when I played in the Deuce they did some things that really made the dynasty a great experience for it's members and that's kinda what drives these ideas. So on with it already. I think we've gotten a bit ahead of ourselves with conference / team setup ideas and while it's been GREAT to see a lot of discussion and input from everyone, I think it's important to lay out a couple ideas that IMO would make this dynasty awesome for next year based on conference setups. 2 Conference Setup The thing with 2 conference setups is you get 6 users in a conference and while that's great for the users, it's highly unlikely any CPU teams can hold up against 6 users every season. So with that in mind, I don't think limiting team selection is as important here. The 6 users in a conference will keep each other in check. So as long as everyone has fairly even teams, things should run smoothly. The one thing you do have to watch out for though is recruiting powerhouses, nobody should be allowed one of those. So for example, in the SEC, the teams I wouldn't allow would be Alabama, Florida, Georgia & LSU. Everyone else would be open IMO. Here's my proposed setup for 2 conferences based on `12 (which conferences don't matter to me, it could be ACC/SEC, whatever) Conference 1 Division A Dakota Bill Jello Division B Edge Gators UofCWildcat Conference 2 Division A Big Suge Darkwing Masler Division B Newbies This scenario really gets me excited. The story lines that would develop here would be AMAZING! Think about that, Jello, Bill & Dakota duking it out every single season. There's so much competitive balance across these divisions things would be amazing. 3 Conference Setup I know we voted 2, but I just wanted to put this out there. In a 3 conference setup, team limits are much more important because now you need the CPU to hold up for competition sake. Therefore I think the limit of 4 stars is important here. Again, I wouldn't allow any recruiting powerhouses. Conference 1 Division A Dakota Jello Division B Bill UofC Conference 2 Division A Edge Gators Division B Suge Masler Conference 3 Darkwing (you're still the FNG!) Newbies This one doesn't get me as excited, I'll be honest. It's tough to get the competitive balance right in this setup because there's really only one game that matters again. More would have to be done w/team selection IMO. 1 Conference Setup Now this is come crazy shit I'll admit. I'm not a fan of a one conference dynasty, but this random idea popped into my head last night and I'm not even sure if it's possible. Can we create a 24 team super conference in the game? If that was possible, what if we merged the SEC and ACC or ACC / Big East and created a 24 team super conference? How sick would that be? It would create the best of both worlds. You'd have the competition of a 2 conference setup, yet with 24 teams (12 being CPU teams) you'd still get a lot of CPU games. You'd have 6 users in each division and they'd all play one another plus one cross division opponent. It'd give us an awesome setup to compete against users (after all, that's why we play Online Dynasty) and it'd still give the CPU a fighting chance as they'd have a shot while the users were beating each other up. I think this could be awesome to try.