This just occured to me...the major college football conferences nearly all fall neatly into "red" and "blue" camps, based on which states they include. Football Big East: Entirely blue (BE for other sports is blue except for Notre Dame) SEC, Big 12: Entirely red ACC: Nearly entirely red, only blue-state school is Maryland (and BC next year) Pac-10: Entirely blue except for Arizona and Arizona State The Big 10 is the only major conference with anything resembling an even split (7 blue-state schools, 4 red-state schools). It's even there in the minor conferences--Conference USA's only blue-state school is West Point (which is as red of a school as you're going to find anywhere in the country, regardless of where it's located), the MWC is entirely red except for San Diego State, same with the WAC save for Fresno State, San Jose State, and Hawaii. And the Sun Belt conference is entirely red as far as I know (I have no idea where Troy University is located). The MAC is about 50-50, tho. This doesn't mean anything at all, I just thought it was interesting.