A few weeks ago, the buzz was about Texas A&M leaving the Big 12, now it’s all about Oklahoma wanting to join the PAC 12. Like it or not, the era of Super Conferences is coming, and it is being dictated by football. I thought, I would step back for a minute and see what I thought the Super Conferences might look like in a couple years.
First of all, I am almost confident that the Big 12 is gone. Unless they want to rebuild with the likes of Rice, Houston and TCU, the bigger schools are going to have to find the best places for money and marketability. I also am going to predict the demise of Big East Football. I think basketball will remain with the likes of Georgetown, Seton Hall, Villanova, St Johns, etc. I just can’t see Syracuse, Pitt, UConn, and Rutgers wanting to see their football programs become obscure and obsolete.
So here are my new and improved Super Conferences. Feel free to question and poke holes into my speculations.
|Florida St||Current Member|
|GA Tech||Current Member|
|N. Carolina||Current Member|
|Boston College||Current Member|
|NC St||Current Member|
|Mich St||Current Member|
|Penn St||Current Member|
|Notre Dame||Highly Likely|
|Miss St||Current Member|
|Ole Miss||Current Member|
|South Carolina||Current Member|
|Texas AM||Soon to be Member|
|Virginia Tech||Highly Likely|
|Arizona St||Current Member|
|Oregon St||Current Member|
|Washington St||Current Member|
|Oklahoma St||Highly Likely|
That means the following teams with be left out and forced to fend for themselves in one of the smaller conferences like the MAC , Conference USA, Mountain West or WAC: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas St, and TCU.