Power 5 vs. Group of 5: Can both benefit from split?

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The Power 5 vs. the Group of 5.

We all know that the Power 5, consisting of the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, will survive and thrive. The power conferences want autonomy.

But what about the “other” guys — the AAC, Conference USA, MAC, Sun Belt and Mountain West?

Sporting News’ Bill Bender explores options. Can the Group of 5 break away and have its own playoff? Is that a realistic possibility?

Catch up on the five-part series here:

PART I: Say Hello to the Group of 5

PART II: Running the Table

PART III: Blurred Lines

PART IV: The Green Carrot

PART V: The Split Decision

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