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Where does everybody end up?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Done deals
    Colorado-Pac
    Nebraska-Big 10


    Likely situations
    Texas-Pac
    Texas Tech-Pac
    Oklahoma-Pac
    Oklahoma st-pac
    A&M- Pac or SEC

    Wouldn't want to be them right now, what do you think happens to each? Continue Big 12 and add teams? MWC? Different directions?
    Baylor
    Missouri
    Kansas
    Kansas st
    Iowa st
     
  2. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    I've been hearing so many different scenarios it's crazy. It's going to be interesting to see how things shake out.
     
  3. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I hope for the best for all of them but I have a feeling they will all go their separate directions which is kind of sad.

    If Beebe wasn't such an asshat, I would try to rebuild the Big 12 but I don't think that is likely.
     
  4. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Here is my "best case scenario":

    Pac-11 next adds: Texas, Oklahoma, and is forced to accept Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

    Texas A&M is offered the 16th spot but they build interest with the SEC to expand to 16. SEC gets A&M and Missouri, making LSU-A&M and Mizzou-Arky natural rivals. They then enter "second stage" expansion possibilities depending upon how Big Ten-ACC-Big East dominos fall with targets like Florida State, West Virginia, Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Clemson as possibilities.

    The Pac-15 then has to decide, as Buffnik posted in other thread, if they are going with a rotating "pod" system, which would favor Utah being paired with CU, UofA, and ASU. If a simple 8 team division format is used, then I would think Kansas is the favorite. Either of these teams then becomes CU's scheduled "rival" (and this matters because the Pac-10 currently has rivals split gate receipts for their game each year).

    Kansas State, Iowa State, and Baylor then search for homes depending upon the fallout of the Big East and Conference USA membership. Now that the MWC is still intact and a probable BCS conference, I believe K-State is their top target and the feeling is mutual. Then Baylor is the next best option as a partner for TCU and to get to 12 teams. The next option being to go "super" with adding Fresno State, Hawaii, Iowa State, and then deciding between UTEP, SMU, or Houston. Most likely Houston gets the nod out of that group and the MWC is now a 16-team superconference that sits squarely in the Pac-16's shadow.

    If Cincinnati, Louisiville, Memphis, and Houston are all left twisting in the wind then I could see K-State, Iowa State, and Baylor partnering up with those schools and creating a "Central" conference that would be respectable in most sports, with adding some other teams in and around that footprint.
     
  5. UrbanaBuff

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    I just don't see Mizzou and A&M garnering that much interest from the SEC, because their list of targets is so much better than these two. They'd choose any of these schools first: FSU, Va Tech, Clemson, Miami, GT, WV...
     
  6. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    Urbana, most of those schools are in the SEC footprint. ATM would open some new tvs to the sec.
     
  7. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Sure, there is no question that there are better options, but those schools (aside from WVU) aren't exactly vulnerable with their new TV deal. Unless the Big Ten raids the ACC pretty hard, I can't see 3 or 4 schools leaving. Maybe 2 (Florida State and Miami), but that would balance 2 new teams in the east with 2 in the west.
     
  8. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't think SEC is interested in Mizzou... but that Texas TV market that TAMU offers is hard to turn down.....
     
  9. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Technically they already have access to the large Texas markets, via their all-rights deal with ESPN.

    SEC football package invading Big 12 markets
     

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