Texas A&M has announced its intentions to apply for membership in the SEC. The Aggies intend to join the SEC in time for the 2012 season. However, the conference can't stay at 13 teams forever. Which teams could be on Mike Slive's wish list to be team No. 14?
With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Big East, this game is a chance for the conference to make a statement. West Virginia is the Big East’s top-ranked team and the preseason favorite to win the conference title. What better way to make a splash on the national scene than by beating a top five team?
The Big East was dealt a surprising blow to the stability of the conference when Pittsburgh and Syracuse applied and was accepted as a member of the ACC. Although both schools would like to join the ACC sooner rather than later, the Big East plans on holding them to the league’s withdrawal policy and in the conference until 2014.