We can all thank Maryland and Rutgers for stirring up the conference realignment pot once again after everyone thought we might get a breather for a couple years.
Whether you like it or not, there will be five super conferences: ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and the SEC. The Atlantic Coast Conference certainly looks vulnerable after the Terrapins' departure, but there are too many prestigious east coast athletics programs to slide into one of the other four conferences.
It appears unlikely Commissioner of the Century Jim Delany is content with only 14 teams in the Big Ten, and if Maryland can afford the massive $50 million ACC exit fee, might Florida State or Clemson look for greener pastures as well, say in the Big 12? Could the Big Ten and Big 12 leftovers flock to the ACC?
Oh, conference realignment is truly the most wonderful time of the year.