Future of the Big XII

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Who should be invited to the Big XII

  1. Houston Cougars

    21 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. BYU Cougars

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. SMU Mustangs

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Air Force Falcons

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Other

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    With A&M leaving for the SEC, what does the future hold for the Big XII? Do they stay with their current members or look to expand?

    With the Aggies departure, the Big XII will be down to 9 teams. I think they will expand, but will it be to 10 teams or 12 teams?

    Who should get the invite?

    You may select more than one from the poll.
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    6) Dissolve.

    This conference is toast. Time to shut down the party and let everyone scamper off.
     
  3. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    If Texas ultimately goes independent, the conference will dissolve.
     
  4. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Greg, that's my thinking - that the Big XII will disolve. In fact, I can see a scenario where Conference USA might be more relevant than the Big XII.

    I also see where there will be 4, maybe 5 power conferences (BCS conferences) of 12 to 16 teams. After that, the smaller conferences which wouldn't be BCS conferences i.e. Conference USA, WAC, etc would fall in line. At that point UT lands on their feet (hey, with $300m. of course they will).

    This could ALL be good, because with the 4 to 5 "super Conferences" could lead us into a true playoff system.

    While I digress, I can't help to wish things were the way they were 20 years ago!! SWC!! SWC!!! Thanks SMU (scandal) & Arkansas for bailing to the SEC. :gun:
     
  5. Ole Miss Texan

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    It's just a matter of time. The conference is done.
     
  6. Ranger Tom

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    Amen to that!
     
  7. GlassHalfFull

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    I voted other. I really think the conference is history. There is some noise out there about Oklahoma moving to the Pac 12.
     
  8. Mr. White

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    I'd like to see UH and TCU go, but I doubt the Big 12 would see it that way.

    If they want to stay together as a conference, then they're going to need to reel in a pretty big fish.
     
  9. b0ng

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    TCU is in the Big East and just moved there. UH just doesn't offer enough for any AQ conference especially not one with 3 Texas schools already in it.
     
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    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    What they should do is simple.

    Add the best 9 teams of Conference USA and form two divisions.

    The "Big 18" is born.

    Stop laughing!
     
  12. bah007

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    BYU would seem to be the best option for the conference. They bring part of a market that the Big XII left when Colorado moved on, plus they have a national following.

    It seems like the market for expansion is going to be TV. Houston and TCU don't add anything to the Big XII in that way.
     
  13. BattleRedToro

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    The real question is who leaves next?
     
  14. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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  15. BattleRedToro

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    I was surprised that you named Missouri. That is exactly who I think will be next, but I expected other answers first.
     
  16. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    They would have left last year if the Big 10 made an offer. I think they realize that their school would be better off in the Big 10 or SEC. They don't want to be in the Big 12, but they will stay until a better opportunity comes along.
     
  17. BattleRedToro

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    I think they prefer the Big Ten over the SEC, but I think they will take the first offer that they get.
     
  18. Hookem Horns

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    I am on board with this. The Big XII is a joke and it is negatively affecting my Saturday afternoon fandom.
     
  19. Corrosion

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    This reminds me an awful lot of the breakup of the SWC without the scandal .... and that destroyed the conference. I really think the Big12 is toast .... I just dont know who lands where.


    Texas likely Independent
    Oklahoma to the Pac12 ? Really ? No .....
    Ok St
    Missouri
    Baylor
    Iowa St
    Kansas
    K State
    Texas Tech


    Someone tell me where each of these teams ends up. I could see Oklahoma in the SEC but not the Pac12. Ok ST maybe the Big Ten along with Missouri.

    The rest of those teams are left hanging.

    I have no clue how to fix it .... just dissolve college football and give those schollarships to students .... Make the NFL create its own minor leagues and fund it. :heh:
     
  20. BattleRedToro

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    I think Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will end up together, so that rules out the SEC. In my opinion they will end up in the PAC-16. If Texas goes independent, I think the PAC-16 will take Kansas over Texas Tech. If Texas and Texas Tech do go to the PAC-16 then Kansas will go to the Big Ten, with Missouri if the SEC doesn't move on Missouri first. In the end Iowa State, Kansas State, and Baylor will be left out.

    This is going to be really interesting to watch.
     

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