Report: Five Major Conferences Set to Form Own Division

Published 01/17 2014 04:36PM

Updated 01/17 2014 04:49PM

SAN DIEGO – The big leagues appear poised to get their way and their own division within the NCAA.

Polling of the roughly 800 administrators at the NCAA convention's dialog on governance revealed solid support for an autonomous voting body for the five most powerful conferences – the SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12. Fifty-eight percent of those administrators – from all levels of NCAA membership – were in support of autonomy for the power conferences; 30 percent were opposed; 12 percent were neutral.

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