A move to the SEC for the Missouri Tigers would mean one thing—an end to their seemingly endless rivalry with the Kansas Jayhawks.
Unless they were able to annually schedule their out-of-conference games to include matchups with Kansas, the 119-year-old "Border War" will come to an end.
With an old rivalry ending, the SEC finds two potential new rivalries to bolster ratings and competition within the conference.
Missouri borders both Arkansas and Tennessee, which could result in close competitions between the Arkansas Razorbacks of Fayetteville, Arkansas (310 Miles), Vanderbilt of Nashville, Tennessee (431 Miles), and even as far as the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The SEC would seemingly move a team out of the SEC West if Mizzou joined, as they would be the most-west team in the entire conference.
No, Missouri isn't in the south, per say. And yes, right now they are probably a middle-of-the-pack team in the SEC, but the Tigers have potential to once again form one of the greatest rivalries in sports with an SEC team in the future.
It may not be as historic or amazing as their rivalry with Kansas, but what the SEC sees in Mizzou is a school with great tradition, a school that can have traditions running from 1890 to today and traditions that can be created in the future.
Tradition is a great thing in football, and the SEC would love a school that could bring even more of it to its conference.