Expansion / Realignment Schedules

NFL 32 Teams
  • Organization: 8 divisions of 4 teams
  • Regular Season: 18 Weeks / 2 Byes
    • 8 games against other divisions
    • 6 division games
    • 2 conference games
    • 16 games total
    • Division vs. division match-ups rotate each year
    • Teams play at least once every 3 years
  • Postseason: 4 Weeks
    • 16 Teams
    • 4 division winners and top 12 remaining teams

NFL 32 Teams
  • Organization: 4 divisions of 8 teams
  • Regular Season: 17 Weeks / 2 Byes
    • 8 games against another division
    • 7 division games
    • 15 games total
    • Division vs. division match-ups rotate each year
    • Teams play at least once every 3 years
  • Postseason: 4 Weeks
    • 16 Teams
    • 4 division winners and top 12 remaining teams

NFL 36 Teams
  • Organization: 6 divisions of 6 teams
  • Regular Season: 18 Weeks / 2 Byes
    • 10 division games
    • 6 games against another division
    • 16 games total
    • Division vs. division match-ups rotate each year
    • Teams play at least once every 5 years
  • Postseason: 4 Weeks
    • 16 Teams
    • 6 division winners and top 10 remaining teams

NCAA 64 Teams
  • Organization: 4 conferences with 2 divisions of 8 teams
  • Regular Season: 13 Weeks / 1 Bye
    • 1 non-conference game
    • 7 division games
    • 4 games against half of the other division
    • 12 games total
    • Conference teams play at least once every 2 years
    • Every conference team visits once every 4 years
  • Postseason: 3 Weeks
    • 4 conference championships for division winners
    • 2 playoff rounds (3 playoff games)
    • 1 national championship for playoff winners