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    If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    If you assume the ACC teams don't leave, what two teams would you choose and why to get to a 12 team conference? Top options would include:

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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    I'd say "No, thanks" to expansion if those are our only options.
    10 is fine, and we're stable now. Those teams really don't gain us anything.


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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    I still believe Louisville has a handshake invite and has since the whole thing with WVU went down and they were left on the backburner.

    I would have no problem playing with 11.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Just for reference, Cincy is #32 TV market in US, Salt Lake #36 and Louisville #48.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Florida State, oh wait.. UNI.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
    Florida State, oh wait.. UNI.

    I hope you are joking. UNI has a long ways to go before even becoming an FBS team, let alone a Big 12 team.


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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    UNI and Northern Illinois. Those guys are powerhouses.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    The Glasgow Diamonds because they're here to football.

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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I'd say "No, thanks" to expansion if those are our only options.
    10 is fine, and we're stable now. Those teams really don't gain us anything.
    Agreed. And the whole "everyone once in football and twice in basketball" thing you get with 10 is a big plus to me.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    My first choice would be to not expand and stay at 10 teams. We're already a stable conference as it is with plenty of revenue coming in for each team. Out of those teams, I'd say BYU and Cincinnati assuming BYU wants to give up their independence.


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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Geographically, Louisville and Cincy would make the most sense. I'd like to see them added, and don't see a downside. It would get us back to an 8 game conference schedule like the other conferences. The nine game schedule is not a good thing for Iowa State. (I don't like UConn for a fit after going there for last years game)



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    I hope you are joking. UNI has a long ways to go before even becoming an FBS team, let alone a Big 12 team.
    Fair enough, I would have to say either Nebraska or Missouri then, mostly based on proximity, I think both would be a good fit. Geographically speaking of course.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Downside=less money for everybody.

    Haven't we pretty much proven that those 2 schools don't even deliver much of their own local market? If they can't, and their football programs are not a big deal in their own states, all they do is dilute to money pool for everyone else.

    I don't see an upside.


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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Just for reference, Cincy is #32 TV market in US, Salt Lake #36 and Louisville #48.
    Which matters little unless you actually pull those viewers. We don't have a conference network so we don't get dollars from every viewer through their cable bills like the big 10 does. Cincy may be a decent sized market, but how many of those are cincinatti fans instead of OSU or Bengals? How many in louisville's market are UK fans? How many in salt lake are Utah fans.. etc.

    When FSU\Clemson\GT were being talked about, those were teams that could potentially justify their addition financially. I'm not sure if you can come up with 2 others that do.



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    Re: If Big 12 expands to 12, who do you pick if ACC is off the table?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Downside=less money for everybody.

    Haven't we pretty much proven that those 2 schools don't even deliver much of their own local market? If they can't, and their football programs are not a big deal in their own states, all they do is dilute to money pool for everyone else.

    I don't see an upside.
    This would only happen if TV wanted to kill the Big East and pay the money for it to happen. But that is now a real possibility. Cincy would have to expand their stadium, but they would do that in a hurry.



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