Oklahoma and Texas are two of the biggest and most storied programs in college football history. So on the heels of news that they’re trying to leave the Big 12 to join the SEC, a new report has emerged indicating that another conference was trying to secure their services.
According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, the Atlantic Coast Conference “made inquiries” to Oklahoma and Texas. Adding even one of the two would be a strong addition to the ACC, even if it would create some geographical chaos.
But by the looks of things, the ACC’s efforts have been in vain. Oklahoma and Texas are reportedly expected to start the process of joining the SEC in the next few days.
Even more interestingly, Oklahoma and Texas have both reportedly been in communication with the SEC for over a year. And there’s a lot of confidence in those two programs that they have enough votes to be approved.
If (when) the Big 12’s last-ditch effort to retain Texas & OU fail, a sweeping realignment wave will wash across college sports.
Four super conferences? A rebuilt Big 12?
The Big 12 can be the hunter or the hunted.
“Uncertainty breeds instability.”https://t.co/ZXDNM8nByM
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 23, 2021
Oklahoma and Texas leaving the Big 12 for the SEC has the potential to cause absolute chaos in college football. The Big 12 would be reduced to an FBS-low eight teams, and other schools might just leave the conference altogether.
While it’s only been a few years since the last round of expansion and movement within the Power Five, this move has the potential to significantly alter the balance of power.
Oklahoma and Texas now go from being the big fish to potentially average upon joining the SEC.
Would Oklahoma and Texas have been better fits in the ACC than the SEC?
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