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    Quote Originally Posted by Telionis View Post
    What choice do we really have if the dominoes start falling? Word is that the Big 12 is very strongly considering UCF. Once a single team moves, chaos will break out again. The ACC isn't exactly keen on UConn or Cincinnati, but if there is a chance they'll lose both to the B1G and Big 12 respectively, and literally be left with 15 (once ND joins fully), wouldn't the ACC try to take one proactively?
    Hell, let the Big 12 have UCF/Cincy/UConn- that won't change their $ one bit; it's just more mouths to feed. The Big 12 is a house of cards anyway- when UT leaves for the Pac 10, it'll all come crashing down. No need to be proactive just for the sake of being proactive- there better be some $ in it to justify adding another member. There isn't one school not in a BCS conference that does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telionis View Post
    What choice do we really have if the dominoes start falling? Word is that the Big 12 is very strongly considering UCF. Once a single team moves, chaos will break out again. The ACC isn't exactly keen on UConn or Cincinnati, but if there is a chance they'll lose both to the B1G and Big 12 respectively, and literally be left with 15 (once ND joins fully), wouldn't the ACC try to take one proactively?
    If the Big XII is going to add UCF, then does that mean they will take USF too? Even if it looks like UConn (Big Ten) and Cincy (Big XII) are off the table, I am not sure either school really adds anything for the ACC . Cincy and Louisville are essentially the same market given where Cincy is located in Ohio. Adding Cincy won't really give the ACC a large enough piece of the Ohio market anyways or at least no different than having 3 schools surround the state (Notre Dame, Louisville, Pitt). Syracuse and BC basically already cover UConn's market so there is no real benefit to including UConn. Unless you think by not taking UConn, then it will piss off the Evil Empire of Bristol, CT (aka ESPN) and come back to haunt the ACC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROman Hokie View Post
    Hell, let the Big 12 have UCF/Cincy/UConn- that won't change their $ one bit; it's just more mouths to feed. The Big 12 is a house of cards anyway- when UT leaves for the Pac 10, it'll all come crashing down. No need to be proactive just for the sake of being proactive- there better be some $ in it to justify adding another member. There isn't one school not in a BCS conference that does that.
    Given how a certain school from College Station has benefited from its move to the SEC, I am not sure a move to the PAC-12 will give Texas that same windfall. If anything I could see Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma decide to move to the SEC (assuming Missouri was able to join the Big Ten). If the SEC look like this (see below), then I am not sure any of the other Power 5 conference could come close to touching them financially or politically.

    East: USC-e, UGA, UF, Vandy, Tenn, UK, AL, Auburn
    West: Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Ark, Okla, Okla St, Texas, TX A&M

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