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Ram87

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I think there are 2 camps in the Big12 right now, one camp is led by


Bowlsby. He will do whatever he can to keep the conference together, which will certainly require adding teams. Candidates have to move the needle TV-wise and be football relevant. I think Big12 is less academic focused than others. For additions, in order, my take is:

Camp1
1. BYU - relevant football-wise, not as much as they used to be and they have TV reach
2. Houston - hot/cold with football, big TV market
3. UCF - relevant football, as of late. Florida market opens up
4. Cincy - good football, decent TV market
5. Everyone else. I don't put CSU higher because a lot of Big12 fans live in Denver, Big12 could argue they already have a sizeable market in Denver already. See below, I think Big12 might be able to sustain one more departure (WVa), but no one swims to the Titanic.

The other camp is the member schools are lifting their heads up, looking for potential landing spots. The remaining schools will save themselves before they save the Big12. In no order:

Camp2
WVa - if the ACC offers, they go. Never been a good Big12 fit imo
ISU - dream comes true if they can get in Big10
KU - see above, not likely though. Maybe Pac12? no football relevance....ever, but could happen
Thing is, if any of these schools bolt, and they will if they get a good chance, Big12 ends.

(In response to this post by 95ramfan)

Posted: 08/26/2021 at 3:56PM



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15 schools reached out to Big-12. -- Rampage 08/26/2021 01:14AM
  Seems like the safe bet for now, -- SappBVP 08/26/2021 3:06PM
  The only obvious add imo is Cincinatti -- Givemefletch 08/26/2021 12:55PM
  Looks like they may be looking east -- Ram78 08/26/2021 11:41AM
  CSU is better geographically than Boise -- CSURamFan  08/26/2021 11:32AM
  Not surprising. CSU needs to start winning now. -- ramminn 08/26/2021 10:09AM
  Agreed, winning never hurts -- 5YRPLANRAM 08/26/2021 10:55AM
  Big12 running out of options....expand or die -- Chicago Ram! 08/26/2021 08:24AM
  Where is BYU saying they want to remain independent? ** -- Lubick Field 08/26/2021 3:30PM
  Not what I asked but ok. ** -- Lubick Field 08/26/2021 3:44PM
  All expansion decisions by Pac12 and Big12 -- BostonRam7 08/26/2021 12:02PM
  Not the point. -- Perkel2001 08/26/2021 10:01AM
  Agree with your thinking -- WeBeRammin 08/26/2021 3:31PM
  No doubt about the egos. ** -- Perkel2001 08/26/2021 11:41AM

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