For Funsies: Conference Reallignment/Creation

PRock

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It's just weird to see the P5 conferences start cannibalizing each other.
OU is pissed off at the Big12 for not getting their back when Fox scheduled several high profile games for 11am CT kick-offs this season. One guy you don’t want to mess with is Joe Castiglione (OU AD), probably the best AD in the biz. Texas and OU are joined at the hip and their overall athletic profiles fit with those of the top SEC schools. It’s a no brainer, especially if a 12 team football playoff comes to fruition.
 

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OU is pissed off at the Big12 for not getting their back when Fox scheduled several high profile games for 11am CT kick-offs this season. One guy you don’t want to mess with is Joe Castiglione (OU AD), probably the best AD in the biz. Texas and OU are joined at the hip and their overall athletic profiles fit with those of the top SEC schools. It’s a no brainer, especially if a 12 team football playoff comes to fruition.
The Big 12 is also going to get an inferior TV contract the next go around. You can’t blame them for looking for a conference where they will make tens of millions of dollars more.
 

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The Big 12 is also going to get an inferior TV contract the next go around. You can’t blame them for looking for a conference where they will make tens of millions of dollars more.
Yep, both Fox and ESPN have held firm on not extending existing deals with the Big12. It would be a shame from a hoops standpoint, but for football there is only one Oklahoma and Texas isn’t so bad when they aren’t whining.
 

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The Pac 12 needs to grab some of the more desirable Big 8 teams quick, OU and UT are gone to the SEC. ACC needs to get to 16 too. While the SEC is sitting pretty. Not worried about the B10, because they will get to the magic number by the year 2025.
 

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I think there should be a schism between college football and all the other sports, including basketball! Let everyone participate and win! At least have a chance to win because we all know who is going to win in college basketball! There is no other level playing ground.
 

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I think there should be a schism between college football and all the other sports, including basketball! Let everyone participate and win! At least have a chance to win because we all know who is going to win in college basketball! There is no other level playing ground.
Why would P5 (maybe soon to be P4) schools want to do this? From an economic and competitive standpoint, there’s no reason for them not to do what’s best for themselves.
 

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Why would P5 (maybe soon to be P4) schools want to do this? From an economic and competitive standpoint, there’s no reason for them not to do what’s best for themselves.
Certainly right VCU Heel, but many other institutions would take offense.
 

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Kansas doesn’t have a lot going for it. They’re the weakest of the blue bloods, their athletic department is pretty much trash outside of men’s basketball, they have one of the 2-3 worst football programs over the history of college football, there are very few elite football or basketball recruits from the state, and they don’t bring a good TV market. They might be lucky to get into any of the other P5 conferences. It’s entirely possible that they will have to try to get into the Big East and drop their football to FCS.
 

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Texas and OU has put out feeler requests to join the SEC.
OU and Texas would make the SEC a super power conference. A lot to lose for UT (in particular their own network) and a lot to gain (their in conference rivalry with A&M). Both A&M and the SEC have benefitted from their affiliation.
In terms of P5 football it would be the super SEC and the 4 dwarfs.
 
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