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1. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State could still play on rivalry weekend just like Georgia and Georgia Tech and Clemson and South CarolinaI expect conversations may have happened but this won't happen any time soon. A&M will fight it because they don't want Texas in the SEC. Oklahoma State will raise hell with the state legislature about it wanting Oklahoma to be tied to the same conference they are in.
Were Missouri thinking of leaving the SEC it would be more likely.
Auburn will not move without Alabama I do not think. So I expect AU and UA move East and Missouri goes West. That mostly fixes the old rivalries as division games.2 coming to SECw. That means one SECw team...AU...would go SECe
with all other changes....might as well
who knows what things will look like in 10 years
I hope so.I'd bet it has to do with several factors, but conference money and conference leadership has to be at the top. Eventually, the Power 5 (or a form of it) is going to break off and do their own thing IMO. Maybe this is the start of some dominoes falling in that direction (regardless if the SEC opens the door for them or not).
The conference is too big as it is so either have two teams leave i.e. Missouri and Vanderbilt or keep the current teams. I mean Bama rarely plays teams from the East (other than UT) as it is and adding two more would only exacerbate that issue. Plus, when Oklahoma and Texas leave the B12, that conference effectively dies on the vine which wouldn’t be good for college football. Bama already has a huge recruiting foot in Texas and Oklahoma doesn’t put out a ton of D-1 players but bringing OU and UT in the conference opens the fertile SEC recruiting footprint to them. College football has too many changes happening already that in my opinion are hurting the game. We don’t need another one … especially this one for damn sure.Thoughts?
The conference is too big as it is so either have two teams leave i.e. Missouri and Vanderbilt or keep the current teams. I mean Bama rarely plays teams from the East (other than UT) as it is and adding two more would only exacerbate that issue.
I think you get pods instead of divisions once you get to 16 teams. And it could be ugly looking but work.Just pure speculation on my part (obviously), but if this expansion were to happen, I could see Bama shifting to the East Division with at least 1 extra conference game added to the league schedules. Could look like...