I realize this board is about fantasy sports, but some people play fantasy college football and basketball, so it could be relevant in that regard. Is this the craziest week ever for the NCAA or is it just me? The Big 12 is on the brink of being rationed out the likes of an estate auction on the courthouse steps. Missouri's fate is up in the air. Nebraska will be the twelfth team in the Big 10. Texas and aTm are headed to the Pac 10, maybe. Colorado is supposed to announce they are Pac 10 bound today. OK State and OU are maybe headed to the Pac 10, along with possibly two other schools. Kansas, K-state, Iowa State and Baylor are supposedly all that's going to be left standing of the already old Big 12 by the end of this week.
So it's possible that if all the above comes to fruition and the Pac 10 gets 6 more schools (Texas, aTm, OU, OK State, T-Tech and Colorado) and the Big 10 gets Nebraska and possibly Missouri (gawd I hope not). And four schools are either looking for a conference or starting another. I think Kansas has enough of a basketball following that they may consider just going independent until the right deal comes along. But who knows how this will fall out. What does everyone think?
About the only sensible rumblings about all this is that 1. this is simply all about money and a larger tv audience, kinda what some other conferences have been guilty of in the past. And secondly, the Pac 10 schools have complained in the past about an East coast bias. That may disappear if a good portion of their conference is east of the Rocky Mountains- and includes the likes of Texas and Oklahoma.
I have heard all morning on ESPN how adding six teams to the Pac 10 would suddenly result in a "Super Conference". I think that overstates things somewhat. I haven't seen the numbers but I am thinking the ACC would still cover a larger tv audience, even if the Pac 10 expanded throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. And Big East basketball has 16 teams already. So such a large number of teams in a conference is not unprecedented. Maybe too big a deal is being made of all this?