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So much for conference expansion talks diminishing once the season started, here we are at week 3 and the talks are heating up once again. Biggest question mark is what's up with Texas? Rumors are now the ACC is starting to look like a real intriguing option. Obviously this isn't plan A for Texas, but worse comes to worse and the Big 12 crumbles ACC looks like a fit. Oklahoma looks to be heading for the PAC-12 and many say Texas would follow, however the PAC-12 doesn't want anything to do with the Longhorn Network. Also, recruiting, Texas doesn't want to have this late night west coast games, losing an hour on the trip back. As compared to the ACC were they gain an hour and have early weekend games. Opens up recruiting to the east coast for Texas. Also if Texas goes PAC-12 with Oklahoma they would likely be put into the division without any of the LA teams (USC & UCLA). Texas would want to play in LA simply for recruiting. Think about a late night game up in Eugene, that's a long trip back for Texas. ACC is looking at the possibility of having a 4 team pod. It would aid scheduling. I don't see any team from the ACC leaving for the SEC, there is no one team the would benefit both themselves and the SEC. When Texas A&M makes the move to the SEC I could see them bringing Missouri to open up the TV market in Kansas City and St. Louis. That would be a big benefit to the SEC. If not Missouri, the next realistic possibility would be West Virginia. Florida St has been in the rumors as well, but they seem happy with the ACC. Also though talks are that FSU has formed an expansion committee. Is moving to the SEC really worth the headache for both FSU and the SEC? With Nebraska and Colorado already gone, Texas A&M leaving soon, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. talking with PAC-12, Missouri possibly to the SEC, again Texas(who knows?), where's that leave the rest of the not so Big 12. Baylor doesn't want to leave, are Kansas, Kansas St. worth anything to any conference besides basketball. Then I could see the Big East picking them up, possibly having a couple schools drop football to create room and have 20 basketball teams. Schools lacking football skill could do what Villanova does, play football in the subdivision. If Texas does in fact make the move to the ACC, they could bring Texas Tech with them. When it's all said and done the Big 12 is no more, Texas hopefully gets left as an independent. Best case scenario.

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