Originally Posted by Slyder
Which if you believe the stories won't be for at least 10 years (the proposed agreement of giving tier 1 and 2 tv rights to the conference).
All I know is that there is so much drama in that conference that nothing would surprise me.
I think we can all agree that the Big East is the equivalent of Conference USA, especially if WVU leaves. I would even argue that WVU was chosen ahead of Louisville as the "death blow" to the conference's AQ status. Even if Boise comes into the fold, its going to be impossible for them to hold onto the status now.
The Big 12 as it stands is the weakest of the "Fab Five". Oklahoma and Texas are keeping the conference afloat but a lot can happen. If Oklahoma becomes disenfranchised over something that Texas does with the Longhorn Network, I could see them and Okie Jr reaching out to the SEC. If the Pac-12 decides to expand to 16 and take the four big schools out of the Big 12, the conference is severely weakened into a similar conference where WVU and Kansas State might be a marquee football matchup.
It's a risk, but one WVU has to make. I don't see the SEC expanding to 16 anytime soon, but the Big 12 could be the next domino to fall.