College Basketball: Which Conferences Will Be Helped or Hurt by Realignment?

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College Basketball: Which Conferences Will Be Helped or Hurt by Realignment?

Everyone has heard about the recent shake-ups across college conferences. Most of these powerhouse programs are leaving their current conference for more money in another—particularly because of football.

The basketball programs have not been swept under the rug, however. Every team is looking for greener pastures. Some will find them; some will not. 

From a conference perspective, each are hoping for better television ratings and markets their current teams do not possess.

For example, one of the reasons the SEC added Texas A&M was for the Texas television market.

Multiple other conferences are scrambling to add programs that they would benefit the most from having. Which conferences will be able to weather this realignment storm and come out better than ever? And which conferences will be left in the dust? 

Note: There are some facts in this article, but most of these ideas are based off of speculation and rumors.

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