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As long as there is no GOR with the ACC, it is susceptible. I don't think the B-12 has a chance of getting any ACC schools, but I think the other two proximate conferences do.
FWIW, the B10 got Michigan State invited back in the 50s. At the time, MSU was a borderline candidate for the AAU based on their research $$ and other criteria. Of course, MSU has since raised their profile tremendously since that time, I just wanted to point that out.
AAU also had about half the members it does now back then.
Which is why the B1G had to settle for Rutgers and Maryland (finicial problems and B1G guy as Provost)?
The AAU was the organization you describe until about 1935-45. After the Big War it evolved into more of a club with just about any school with University of California @ someplace gaining membership. Trust me, UC San Diego(best known for its school of personal appearance), UC Santa Barbara(school of surfing), UC Irvine (known for nothing at all) are not among the 62 or 262 most elite universities in the world. Compare Iowa State to UC and tell me people are falling all over themselves to get that degree.
The point the tweeters make, and I find it valid, is that the AAU is both an academic exercise with certain minimum criteria and a club of like minded folks who like to hang together. I have been told that North Carolina was Georgia Tech's sponsor for AAU membership and introduced them around to maintain the ACC's AAU status. Georgia Tech got in. Who in the Big is taking up the FSU application? That's something I'd like to know.
AAU is about research/research dollars. AAU isn't the end all be all for academics — as there are great academic schools that are not in the AAU, Notre Dame, for example, is not an AAU member school as they do not have a great emphasis on research as an institution. Most AAU schools have medical schools, AG schools and other major STEM research going on bringing in the research dollars.
Again the rumor of FSU to the AAU was started by "The Dude of WVU." Please don't give it credibility by repeating it. FSU may have applied to the AAU but is in a long queue to get in. Applied does not = invited.
GaTech had been in the queue for years before they were invited. Their president said people were shocked when they were invited because people has assumed that GaTech was already a member.
Here's a list I found at: http://frankthetank.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/conference-realignment-if-i-was-richer-id-still-be-with-ya/#comment-107924
It provides a ranking of schools not yet in the AAU (note FSU @ 93):
(BU was added in 2011).
36 Boston University
49 Utah (I bet they’re in relatively soon)
Other FBS schools
56 Wake Forest
59 Miami (FL)
63 Colorado State
66 Oregon State
68 New Mexico
86 Arizona State
88 South Florida
90 NC State
92 Virginia Tech
97 New Mexico State
98 Notre Dame
102 South Carolina
107 Utah State
115 Mississippi State
119 West Virginia
123 Kansas State
124 Southern Miss
This post was edited by mptnstr4498571 13 months ago
Where the heck is Yeshiva?....Canada?
All true, but FSU may get a B10 invite anyway if Delaney can't get his ideal combo and is looking for a fourth school.
I agree with those who say paying players is the beginning of the end. We all know Delaney is blowing smoke. The B10 will pay something if they have to, altho nothing close to half. It's schools like us and so many others who would lose out.
I'm not disagreeing, just pointing out the AAU is much more than an academic, or for that matter, a research spending exercise. UC would rank in the middle rank of the AAU in research spending. There is a heavy club overtone to the organization.
I have always thought that Dr Ono presented a great opportunity for UC's AAU acceptance as a UC California guy with a collegial style. He can work a room.
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