Originally Posted by Kangaroo
Does the Big 12 make a play on some ACC schools they need at least 2 more schools to stay relevant in the big Picture.
With the Big East and ACC dying that give them a chance to grab some teams.
In the end I think we end up with 4 Super Power conferences
Big Ten = 16 Teams
Pac 12=16 Teams
Big 12= 16 teams (I think they will get there)
64 teams out of Division 1 football and the rest to scrape for the rest
it would not surprise me when this all shakes out that the ACC & the BIg East end up merging
The upcoming playoff system is starting to shift the landscape of college football. The more teams you get into the playoffs the more money for the conference
The Big 12 doesnt need to add anyone to stay relevant.
With 10 current members they are staring at 2 BCS slots and 9 overall bowl games. Had KSU remained undefeated they almost certainly make the most money from the bowl season and wouldn't even have to split it with more than 10 members. 2 of those members wouldn't even get full shares.
You need enough quality games to enable high rankings. Only 4 conferences have that and this year that's been questionable for even the Big 10.
Making lots of money helps produce better programs.
The Big 12 could have added schools already if they wanted to but unless it was Notre Dame bringing more money per school they opted to stick at 10.
Big 12 members like that they each get to play UT once a year and that they don't have to play a CCG to advance to the playoffs/BCS.
The SEC and Big 12 routinely will have two teams in the 8 team playoff. The SEC will split that money with a bunch of spare teams while the Big 12 has top to bottom the best football conference going.
But I still don't know what any team saw Thursday night that would have made them comfortable with waiting a round or two for the offensive lineman they wanted. ---Todd McShay
We just converted half our LB to DL. We have a 30m starting DL, it better be pretty friggin good.