So the ACC agrees to take mid-tier West Virginia so the PAC can take all the top tier teams? Even if WV and the ACC got over their feud there is zero incentive for the ACC to do this.
Agree. Cannot see why would the B1G, ACC and/or the SEC would cooperate to deliver the B12's most desirable schools to the PAC12.
Wolf/Lville - The B1G/SEC wouldn't, but the ACC would. First off the ACC doesn't want any of those TX/OK/KA programs. They want programs in or near their footprint. The best programs left are those 3. Also, there is safety in number. The ACC know the SEC and B1G wants most likely 4 of their programs (if not more) and wants to have enough programs to maintain their place at the table. But the biggest reason is to secure their schools in a top bowl game and playoffs. The Big 12 is a threat to most ACC programs not named FSU/Clemson. They already took the Sugar Bowl 1v1 matchup with the SEC, that leaves the ACC the only conference w/o that type of major game and they instead had to settle for sloppy seconds and make a deal with the devil that is ND in order to get it. The ACC and Big 12 are both competing for 4th place in the realignment game, so if the PAC/Texhoma approach with this deal they'd be crazy to turn it down. They could take over the Big 12's spot in the Sugar AND keep their game in the Orange (since they'll have 18 teams) AND have a better chance to land their champ in the playoffs in most years. And as a bonus they make a great ally with the PAC and may be powerful enough to fend off any upcoming poaching from the SEC/B1G respectively.
louisvillecard01 - I pointed out that the Big 12 can be dissolved (and thus dissolving the GOR) with a 75% vote which was the point of the post. Its a fact, check the Big 12 board for the link to the GOR and the conference bi-laws. The entire reason the GOR was signed was for stability and basically to stop the bleeding. Now the Texhoma 4 are regretting it. If the conference is dissolved the conference cannot sue. And I'd love to see the lawyers of UT, Tech, OU, OSU, KU, KSU, WVU, Cincy, and UConn go up against the lawyers of TCU, Baylor, and Iowa State (Baylor's law school is good, but UT's is much MUCH better). http://law-school.findthebest.com/d/d/Texas
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Basically, it makes sense but it may just be too complex to pull off, and I also assume that 18 is most likely an awkward number, which is why I was hoping that they'd grab another school or two and just go ahead and go to 20 (both PAC and ACC).
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