Uh...DfromCT wrote:So what you're saying is Memphis, Tulane, USF and UCF are worth more to a conference collectively than OU, OSU, ISU, KU, Kansas State and West Virginia? If you really believe that's true, I'd like you to take a look at a bridge for sale in the Arizona dessert.HoustonWave wrote:
Going to a P6 wouldn't be that traumatic, given that's what we use to have. Also a P6 might create the impetus to go to an eight team playoff. Lastly, I don't think either UT or OU want to go into another P conference because they would have a much harder path to national championships. They have much easier paths with the current Big XII, and would continue to have an advantaged path if they split into two conferences, that they each dominated. The bigger problem with this scenario is the question, does it solve the talent problem that the Big XII (including OU and UT) is currently experiencing. I think the proposed OU conference might have a serious recruiting problem (including OU if they can't keep the Red River Rivalry going). The UT conference would clearly have a recruiting advantage, but they would still have to deal with the SEC. I think UT knows that the SEC poses a huge threat to the current Big XII, and UT will be focusing on that threat in whatever conference structure it ends up in. A conference with the Texas schools, plus Memphis, Tulane and the Florida schools would have a much better chance of competing with the SEC than the current Big XII, or the OU version of an expanded Big XII.
Memphis, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando.
Oklahoma City, Ames, Manhattan (KS), Lawrence, West Virginia.