Way too much speculation at this point. OK and TX control the next move. If
they stay in the Big 12, they invite BYU and the madness stops - leaving the Big
East in trouble.If OK and TX go to PAC, chaos will happen. ACC will
likely pick up UConn and Louisville. WV and Missouri could go to SEC, Big 10 or
stay where they are. Big 10 will put the pressure on ND to join with the pitch
that the Big East is dead and they need a home for their other sports. Big 12
and Big East remnants will marry, but they'll need to add to stay relevant.
Likely candidates will be Air Force, Boise State, Houston, UCF. I can see BYU
joining this conference in football only and keeping their other sport in the
BYU will still finish with a better record than the u ....MARK IT DOWN
@tommyjefferson- stick to writing historical documents, not fiction ok? The only
team you mentioned that is having a banner year is Boise. TCU is good, but not
great, BYU is in a death spiral, and SDSU is OK. USU would be a nice addition,
but just because the put the fear of.. in Auburn, they aren't quite up to D1
power just yet. The current PAC 12 is better than what you mentioned. Just deal
with it. Independence was your idea (pun intended)
Any way you now can look at it, the Big East as a BCS football conference is
dead. The SEC and ACC will continue to see to that as they build to 16 teams
each.However, not sure which conference, if the BE and B12 combine,
will retain its name, or semblance of it.
If the two Texas schools go to the ACC instead of the Pac-12, that'd leave the
Pac scrambling to figure out how to get to 16 teams (if the OKs go to the
Pac).TCU will end up in the Big East/Big XII marriage, especially
with the two Texas schools leaving. Their invite to the Big East will stand.What else can those two divorcees do but marry (BE/B12)?Could see the TX and OK schools decide to stay pat and invite BYU and the best
BCS schools available in the Big East to get to 14 or 16 teams. Unlikely, but
maybe Texas' best opportunity to keep their TLN in some form.
It will be interesting to see what Texas does. I think they are going to have
to make major concessions to be in the PAC-16 and they are not famous for doing
that. I think that is why the ACC talks broke down. It will be nice to see
Texas in a situation where they can't just bully their way into what they want.
@ Snack PAC | 1:08 p.m. Sept. 19, 2011 Olympus Cove, Utah Sorry you are having so much trouble coping with the 54-10 beat down. Good
luck in the WAC.LOL
The Oklahoma and Texas schools will make the PAC 16 a much stronger conference,
but the greater "access" to the BCS that Utah envisioned will become a
pipe dream.With THREE perennial national championship contenders in
their conference, Utah will never finish higher than 4th, and losing seasons
will be a regular occurrance.
RE: Otis Spurlock"The PAC 16 will now have two automatic BCS
Bowls (accourding to ESPN)!!"So, now all speculation reported
on ESPN is fact? Great, I'm glad to hear that we are going to four 16 team
super conferences, and that BYU is joining the Big 12, which is being dissolved,
and that there is now a playoff system, oh, and that this is the end of the
BCS...Oh yeah, speculation is still only speculation, even if it
comes from ESPN blogs.
I told you I wouldnt post for a month if byu won.I knew they
wouldnt. I'll be posting still.What an epic beatdown.You think recruits debating between Utah and byu will take that game into
account? Yep you'd better belive it.1-2 start is a Bronco thing to
do. Not a Kyle thingRose Bowl 2012 Utes1-4 start again
2012 CougarsMark it DownCentral Florida has given up 20
points total in 3 games.Combine that with BYU offense that has
scored 21 points in 3 games.Central Florida 27byu 10
Welcome to the Conference of Champions, Texas and Oklahoma. With the addition
of these two powerhouses, we are the undisputed #1 athletic conference in the
nation. The PAC 16 will now have two automatic BCS Bowls (according to
ESPN)!!Good time to be a Ute.