Why would they add Iowa State? Doing that would be like adding Kansas State with Kansas. I could see Kansas getting an invite, but I wouldn’t bet on that or the Big 10 going to 16. If they decide to go that route, I think they’d be more likely to woo a couple of schools from the ACC—UNC and UVA. Those two states have about 20 million people (Kansas has roughly 3 million), and both universities are AAU and among the top public universities in the country.
Does Texas have the necessary 11 votes to get in. You can count on Mizzou, A&M and Arkansas voting no. That means getting one more school (LSU or Florida voting no) and it is a no go.
What if the SEC looks east? Do they go after North Carolina and (fill in the blank).
What is Notre Dame going to do? The world has changed since Knute Rockne.
Is this just Texas and OU’s coming out party and they will pick from the best offer from The Big 10, PAC 12 or the SEC.
Something is about to happen, who knows what. Reading the Athletic there was one comment that struck me which is Texas was taken back by the networks not wanting to extend The Big 12’s TV contract prior to its maturity.
If OU and UT bolt to the SEC, then I agree PAC is our only shot. BIG and ACC aren’t calling us with Big 12 remnants and the other top AAC teams out there. Based on the schools they will have to choose from I put our chances at 50/50 we get a call and that is IF they decide to expand- they have always operated a little different out there and may decide they aren’t expanding. Too bad we haven’t been winning in football lately but luckily I think that matters less to PAC than other factors such as: large public university in huge city in the state of Texas, research, pharmacy school, law school, now medical school, good basketball.
It’s great that our basketball is where it is and quite a shame football is where it is. I’m sure most conferences recognize the potential, but it’s a way easier argument when we’ve already reached the potential. Basketball where it is and if football was where more where UCF is, we would be the prized peach. Higher than many of the remnants of big12
I may be wrong on many levels, but I feel that our best fit is with the ACC. They have several schools that are similar to us in profile, city schools with a good balance of academics and sports, ie, Miami, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Louisville. I believe we can fit well alongside those schools. Academically, we are more like a Louisville, but with a lot more potential.
The Pac12 like it could work. I’ve seen it posted here before, but creating a central time zone pod could make things pretty interesting. Something like a Tech, SMU/TCU, UH, Okie State group, I don’t know.
I sure hope Dr. K is making some moves right now. This is really our last chance to make something.