Texas A&M and SEC Expansion: 5 Teams Most Likely to Follow Them to SEC
Today the SEC announced that they have accepted Texas A&M into their conference as long as they come with no legal action by any member of the Big 12.
Although in the past few months we have seen some other conferences expand, this is a big move with a big school, that could mean the end for the Big 12 and the conference landscape as we know it.
With an odd number of schools, here is the wish-list for the SEC as they will more than likely look to further expand.
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With Texas A&M playing in the west division presumably, they will need to even out the east with a school, and Clemson would be a good fit.
Clemson is a historically great football team and would provide the kind of talented school that the SEC has become known for.
The Tigers bring to the table 20 conference titles and a national title to the table. They have appeared in 33 bowl games and have won 16 of those.
With such a great history they would be a great fit for the hard nosed style of the SEC.
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Florida State is a school that would be a huge get for the SEC. Although they have strong ties to the ACC, if the SEC could lure them over it would be a huge win.
Florida State has a very rich football tradition that was caused by Bobby Bowden and are known as one of the most historic programs in the sport.
The Seminoles have two national titles, two Heisman Trophy winners and 15 conference titles. They have appeared in 40 bowl games and have a record of 24-14-2.
With the lure of being in the same conference as instate rival Florida, they would be a great addition to the conference.
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Texas Tech would be a great addition for the west of the conference. With the addition of Texas A&M it would be nice to get yet another stronghold in Texas.
With the Big 12 dissolving quickly, Tech could be a quick pick-up.
They are 12-21-1 in bowl appearances and have 11 conference titles.
If the conference dissolves, this could be a quick pickup for the SEC.
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This is a long shot if the Big 12 dissolves, manly due to the connection of Missouri with the Big Ten that has been speculated.
Mizzou would add support in almost every athletic event, including a great football squad.
Over the seasons Mizzou has won 12-16 of their bowl games and have won 15 conference titles over the years.
Look out for this as a long shot in the SEC.
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Although this is very unlikely of happening, it would be a huge win for the SEC. To get a school like Texas in a conference that is already full of talent and historic teams would be huge.
Not only would they get Texas, but they would establish a huge recruiting presence in the state as well.
Texas has a very historic program having a bowl record of 22-22 along with four national titles, which is a great stat.
They would bring in one of the highest profile coaches in the game with Mac Brown, as well.
Texas is a longshot, but a shot at least.