Spencer Hall hits on something that I’m surprised isn’t getting more attention in the wake of the Pac-10’s attack of the Big XII Empire: whither goest the BCS?
PROVISIONALS: IF this even happened and everyone somehow agreed to leave and form this superconference, the Division B of this proposed Megazord conference would be an imposing, barren reflection of man’s desert soul, the No Country for Old Men Division: Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Arizona, and Arizona State. An imposing, harsh, and majestic stretch of land that is, sirs and madams, and one where the BCS in its current form goes to die, since current conference tie-ins under realignment–already hopelessly screwed in existing expansion scenarios–are nasty doublefucked under this.
Is the Rose Bowl going to be happy with, say, Texas Tech as the Pac-10 representative one day? What happens to the Big XII’s AQ slot? Are USC, Texas and Oklahoma going to be able to live with the current prohibition against sending more than two schools from one conference to the BCS?
Me, I’m thinking this just pushes things more towards that four mega-conference, sixty-four school college football division that I think would be best… except what happens if the other surviving power conferences don’t expand equally?
Lots of questions and few answers now, although the mid-majors look to be totally cut out when the dust settles. Which means the PlayoffPAC guys are missing the big picture with this whine.