or Missouri simply approached the SEC whereas VT did not. There is no doubt in my mind that the SEC would have preferred VT to Missouri. Geographically, it would have made much more sense to put them in the SEC East than Missouri. Culturally, VT is a better fit (remember, Mizzou made no secret that in a perfect world, they wanted the Big-10). And the DC market trumps whatever Midwest market Missouri is bringing.