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Makes the last few rounds of expansion make sense

BYU/TCU had higher academic/endowment ranks than the average Big XII schools, and Cin/UCF have about the same academic rank as the conference members as a whole.

The ACC took the best academic schools available VT, Syr, Pitt, BC, and Mia. All have improved their overall athletics and academic rankings. All are also inline or higher ranked than some of the original ACC schools. Louisville seems to be the case study for not adding a school based on how their football team is doing in the several years prior to joining.

The B1G adding PSU, UMD, and Rutgers are also along the best academic fit available, while Nebraska is such a huge outlier.

The PAC's additions of Utah/CU are a perfect fit for them since they were the best academic schools out west and fit with the PAC.

Even the SEC most recent additions, Mizz/A&M/TX/OK are ranked higher than the avg SEC school that it makes sense that way for them to add them. And OK/Mizzou being so far out from the B1G core shows why they weren't in play for there.

Sometimes fans forget that the conferences are like country clubs, and nobody really wants Al Czervik as a member.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 10/03/2021 at 10:41PM


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