Originally Posted by alnorth
... in the dreams of a lot of internet posters.
The PAC 12 will not expand, and you cant make them. The Big 12 is extremely unlikely to ever go beyond 12.
I can see that. So eventually you might see an SEC with 16, a B1G with 16, a Pac 12 and a Big 12. Same premise, four conferences that drive the bus, just with a few less teams.
I could see the remains of the ACC and the Big East combining to form a basketball first type conference. So you would have four major conferences in football, but five in basketball.
If Maryland does go, and the ACC goes on life support, wouldn't it suck to be Pitt and Syracuse? Pay a bunch of money and wind up no better.
West Virginia and TCU are looking good with its move to the Big 12 though. They gambled that moving into the B12 would stabilize that conference and be profitable for them, and it looks like their gamble was a much better one than the one Pitt and Syracuse made.