Originally Posted by paintmered
Strong rumors are that Texas A&M and Florida State are headed to the SEC.
It's time to set all the many pieces in motion. Here we go...
Assuming the rumors are true, here's my guesses as to how things will fall out (with a little homer optimism thrown in)...
- Texas goes independent
- Oklahoma, Okie State, Texas Tech and Baylor all go west to the Pac-10/12/16
- The B1G-10/12 makes the move to 16 and the Northeast by adding Syracuse, Pitt, UCONN and Rutgers
- The ACC regains its 12th member by poaching West Virginia
This leaves UC, Louisville, TCU and South Florida to break from the catholic schools, join Mizzou, Kansas, K-State and Iowa State to get to eight. This new conference then adds anywhere from 2-4 CUSA or other mid majors to get to 10-12.
If the B1G-whatever does not decide to make the move to 16, then the Big East moves to 12 by adding the remaining B-XII schools.
The wild card in all of this is that the Big East turned down a contract that would pay the schools more money than what the ACC is getting (The Big East is about to get paid in a very big way). The ACC might not have a play to the Big East schools like they did in 2003 since they can't simply throw money at schools this time around.
I am telling you the ONLY way the Big 10+many takes a Big East school is that it lands them Notre Dame. There is ZERO chance that the Big Infinity would take ANY of those schools if it weren't for Notre Dame. I've read the reports also about the TV deal. And I would talk with the Big 10 and Notre Dame and try to see if there be any way to get that done without having to poach schools because here is what I see.
Big East adds: Va Tech, BC, and Big 12 remaints (K State, Kansas).
SEC adds: aTm and Clemson
Pac adds: TT, Oklahoma, Ok St., and Baylor
Big 10+ many adds: Notre Dame, Virginia, Missouri, and Ga Tech.
ACC Tobacco Road+ a crap ton of garbage from CUSA, MWC, etc.