Where to from here

Posted: June 10, 2010 in Big 10, Big XII

As Stank-0 stated yesterday, the Big XII is in serious danger.  Nebraska will leave the Big XII for the Big 10(11) according to various reports.  The official announcement is this Friday.  Texas, A&M, Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, and Colorado all seem to be Pac-10 bound.  That leaves Baylor, Kansas, K-State, and Iowa State to pick up the pieces.  Mizzou will likely be invited to join the Big 10(11) as well.  Let’s examine all the scenarios.

Where do the forgotten four go to?  ESPN is of the opinion that they will join the Mountain West Conference, MWC.  It is home to Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, and Wyoming.  If the forgotten four should join, from a football standpoint, MWC doesn’t gain that much.  K-State is the best football program and they have fallen on extremely hard times.  As far as basketball, they get Kansas and an on-the-rise Baylor program.  K-State is on the uptick and Iowa State is a work in progress.  The other sports you say?  They don’t matter because they do not GENERATE revenue.

The Pac-10 gets some instant football credibility.  It’s no longer just USC beating up on everyone.  They will have to contend with Texas year in and out.  They’ll likely play each other every other year.  The Pac-10 will likely create a conference championship and a TV network.  That’s heavy cheese, dear readers.   

If the Big XII can keep Texas they can save the Big XII.  That’s the long and short of it. Then they will have to replace Nebraska and likely Mizzou.  In that case, Colorado State should be at the top of the list of invitees.  It creates a natural instant rivalry with Colorado.  The other spot?  Not so sure.

Let’s have a moment of silence for the Big XII, 1996-2010.

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