sec03 - I don't see it. Your proposal reeks of conspiracy (i.e. lawsuits). The SEC also wants into Virginia which you didn't address. There is no interesting matchups with the western SEC teams and north east ACC teams. A&M v BC? Arkansas v Syracuse?
If the ACC is considering expansion they need to try and regain some market share lost by Maryland.
WVU is never going to the ACC. That bridge was burned by both the ACC and WV.
For sure. West Va lacks the necessities for ACC membership.
And what kind of necessities does West Virginia need to be considered as an ACC candidate? It was not a wise move on WVU to join the Big 12 in the first place, they should have stayed in the old Big East (and possibly in the debut of the AAC).
This is true. Louisville didn't have 'the necessities' for ACC membership either.
If the SEC/B1G raid the SEC for at least 3 programs who will they add? UConn, Cincy, and Temple?
West Virginia is better than all 3 other those. If they are available they'd get the call.
I agree with tkalmus' points on this. His 2nd sentence I believe he intended to indicate the ACC.
Wolfman, of course I was offering conjecture, and was speculating about a path that was a collective agreement by all parties among the ACC, SEC, and specifically NCSU, if they ALL agreed. Any possibility of such happening is very remote, and I noted that point. For the SEC to get into N.C., there has to be some kind of deal other than the ACC disintegrating. It's not a conspiracy if all parties involved would agree and support it. Frankly, the SEC is not going to accept a scheduling consensus, top to bottom, with the ACC unless something is gotten in return. Those western SEC schools have little motivation to contract with the upper tier of the ACC. By the way, though, I believe it is LSU that is in negotiations with Syracuse to establish a series. On the other hand, Texas A&M and UCLA just made a recent agreement.
Personally, I would rather see the western SEC schools do more with some B12 opponents: re-establish Texas-Texas A&M game, Mizzou-Kansas; maybe Arkansas vs OU/OSU, etc. I tend to lean toward geography and 'natural' rivalries. WVU? If was an uninhibited wizard, I'd have put them in the ACC and kept Maryland there too, and never touched Syracuse or BC.