Big 12 Realignment: Why Conference Must Merge with Big East If Big Boys Bounce

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Big 12 Realignment: Why Conference Must Merge with Big East If Big Boys Bounce
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Right now, college football is going through more of a transformation than a novelty Michael Bay film.

On one hand, we have the popular kids—the SEC, Pac-12, Big 10 and ACC. These conferences sit at the lunch table that everyone's trying to feast at.

However, the unpopular kids like the Big 12 and the Big East are being left in the dust.

With Texas A&M having already left for the SEC, as well as Syracuse and Pittsburgh on their way to the ACC, their former conferences are scrambling for survival.

The Big 12 in particular rests its future on their homecoming court—Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St.

If these four schools were to depart for the Pac-12, as implicated, the five remaining schools would be left scrambling for survival.

Here's a look at the scenario of the remaining Big 12 schools absorbing what's left of the Big East.

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