It's looking like there are shaping up to be four mega-conferences.
The Pac-16 would shape up something like this:
Pod One - Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech
Pod Two - Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah
Pod Three - Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State
Pod Four - USC, UCLA, California, Stanford
Are you kidding me?
UConn, as recent as an hour ago, has reportedly been throwing around the idea of joining the ACC, Big Ten, or a merger with the Big 12. Rutgers is also in talks with joining the ACC. If these two joined as well, here's what the ACC might look like:
Northern Division: UConn, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Southern Division: Miami, Florida State, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Clemson, Wake Forest
Is it me of weren't five of those eight once members of the same conference? The Big East!
Coach K says the addition of Pitt and Syracuse is "pretty exciting" - probably in part because the entire preseason NCAA Basketball Top 10 could be ACC schools.
It's all seemingly coming down to one thing - the almighty dollar (or many millions and millions of them).
It's a sad thing losing some of these rivalries but after all is said and done, it's one giant paper chase.
It seems like when it shakes down, the teams that defected from other conferences will once again be pitted in a "Division" with the same teams they shared their previous conference with, which is ridiculous.
I remain confused over all the talk and what the hell is going on.
Greed killed the cat.