When I first read the link above this afternoon, I was agog with chills. The Pac-10 couldn't be the first one to act in the realignment dance, could they? Well unless Stanford exercises it's super veto, the left coasters are about to adopt a Texas twang. The report from Orangebloods.com says that Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech will be invited to join the Pac-10 as early as this weekend, possibly to trump the Mountain West's move to invite the Boise State Fighting Smurfs for 2011.
The move will force the Big Ten to respond in kind. Since Nebraska and Missouri are rumored to be close to accepting Jim Delany's affections, could Kansas also be on the radar(Don't snicker, KU will help secure the Kansas City market and it's hoops program would immediately bolster the Big Ten's hoop rep). For the east, look for Rutgers and Syracuse to be included, with Notre Dame and Pittsburgh left out. And of course the SEC will respond as well, but they won't take the likes of Clemson or Georgia Tech or even Miami. The SEC will want to rip the heart out of the ACC by inviting Duke and North Carolina, plus Virginia and Florida State. The ACC is then forced to merge with what's left of the Big East.
Far-fetched? Perhaps, but time will tell if the move goes through or not.
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