Just added the newest article to the site:Conference Realignment Dominoes Continue to line up...Ready to Fall
I'm going to post this in a few threads since it covers a few topics.
But as of right now, what I'm feeling is:
* Based on Missouri comments, I think they are indeed the 14th SEC school. The key is that If the Big 12 did remain solid, they'd have less reasons to leave. But, Oklahoma is almost forcing Missouri's hand.
* If think the Pac-16 COULD come to be. The key, despite Oklahoma's public role, will still be Texas. If texas is willing to drop the LHN in order for it's share of a Pac-12 network in Texas, I have little doubt that the move WILL happen. OU wants it and OSU and TTech do too since the Pac-16 would be more money. Just like we almost saw last summer, this would be a killer conference.
* The Big 12 options right now might also be focusing on a HUGE raid of the Big East. It's not just Pitt in the mix. Rutgers too. And if Missouri did leave for the SEC and OU/Texas remained, there IS a chance that the Big 12 would add 4, yes, 4 Big East schools: Rutgers, Pitt, Louisville and WVU. Ouch!
* Opposite of last year, the Big East is probably HOPING that the Pac-16 comes to be...since it would mean they'd have a shot at Kansas, KSU, Iowa St., and Baylor. Kansas is the only real "get", but it would be enough schools to consider a real split, a real conference. Or, a 20 school hybrid. Either way, it's a win.