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Appears Big 12 might be starting to feel some expansion pressure but are trying to find a "work around."
I see no real indication of expansion pressure in the article. The B12 commish states it has nothing to do with expansion, and I don't see anything there to suggest otherwise.
I am reading in the article and it seems to state that they are looking to have the rule removed so they can still have a CCG even if they don't expand. Don't see too much smoke there.
Well if they can't persuade the NCAA to lift the 12 team CCG rule then it will in turn force them to expand considering the advantage other Conferences have with one, i.e. movement in the top 25 come the end of season. So yeah, I can see this helping us find a soft landing spot wether that be in the Big 12 or ACC. The heat is most definitely on the Big 12 though being the smallest of all power conferences.
I think the B12 are just looking to cover themselves IF a conference title game is needed to
get them into the BCS title game. I think voters may start being swayed by seeing one more victory over a top team and leave the B12 out of the playoffs. Many years the SEC will get 2 teams, so that leaves 2 teams for the ACC, PAC, B10& B12 and a surprise Boise or UC type team.
The B12 will not expand until their network deal is up for bid, OR teams come available that will not be available later (i.e. FSU type teams bolt). The B12 will add teams eventually, but not until one or both of these come to fruition.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 29bearcat 15 months ago
What is a ccg worth to the networks? Could they have made the request for CCG and are the influence behind the B12's change of heart regarding the matter?
So it sounds like in the new playoff/selection process, the Big 12 could be hurt by not having that quality opponent/high profile game to determine their champion. So they want that game, but not at the expense of adding the # of teams required. "Having their cake and eating it too" sum it up pretty well?
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