Sinners Division: Alabama Georgia West Virginia Nevada-Las Vegas Cincinnati Xavier Southern Methodist
Saints Division: Syracuse Brigham Young Northern Iowa Kansas State Vanderbilt Wyoming
Pretty simple, the "Sinners" division has teams which are notorious for NCAA Violations. Paying Players, not going to class, you know the drill. The "Saints" division is made up of teams that has a minimum of such violations.
Here is how I will be running the alternate showdown:
Secret poll where each voter ranks the "conferences" from his perceived best to worst. We're all assumed to rank our own conference first, so you will not vote for your own conference.
With 10 of us, that's 9 conferences each to vote on. The point scale will be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 15. Everybody PM's his ranking list to me to tally the totals. Whoever has the highest total points wins.
Conferences shall be given 3 separate rankings: -parity between conference divisions (feel free to split however you like) -overall conference competitiveness -creativity in how you put your conferences & divisions together
Aiming for "parity between conference divisions" encourages people to not top-load one side over the other. For instance, having 6 powerhouse programs in one division and 6 programs whose mascot you're a fan of but whose programs mostly suck is not very balanced.
However, a structure like this may earn you points from voters in the "creativity" aspect of things. Most real-world conferences are essentially geographic, and that may be appealing to some voters if you can make that happen. Or if you can have a division full of schools who have a "J" in their mascot name, that may appeal to others.
And the "overall conference competitiveness" aspect should be pretty obvious.
Votes for the overall athletic program, not separate lists for separate sports.