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Who Will be the SEC's 14th Team?

Will Virginia Tech be the SEC's 14th team?
<p> With Texas A&amp;M joining the SEC for 2012, the conference will have 13 teams. Which teams could the SEC be eyeing to get to 14?</p>

By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light

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?

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Impact of Texas A&M Leaving the Big 12 for the SEC

Texas A&M will become the 13th member of the SEC in 2012.
<p> Texas A&amp;M is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC. What does this mean for the Aggies, the Big 12, SEC and college football?</p>

by Steven Lassan (@on Twitter)

After a lengthy process, Texas A&M has officially said goodbye to the Big 12 and is off to the SEC. The Aggies nearly made the move in the summer of 2010, after Texas and a couple of other Big 12 teams nearly left to create a Pac-16 conference. However, there’s no turning back now: Texas A&M is the 13th member into the SEC.

Conference Realignment: A History Lesson

This isn't the first time college football has gone through major changes.
<p> This isn't the first time college football has gone through major changes.</p>

This article on originally appeared in our 1998 college football annual. As the college football landscape continues to go through realignment and the whispers of superconferences are still heard (despite the PAC-12's decision to not expand right now), we can learn about the current state of college football by looking back at its history.

Missouri Tigers Get Offer From the SEC

Missouri reportedly has an offer on the table to join the SEC as its 14th member.
<p> Missouri reportedly has an offer on the table to join the SEC as its 14th member.</p>

The has already unofficially secured Texas A&M from the Big 12 – could Missouri be next? The Kansas City Star is reporting Missouri has been extended an offer to join the SEC. However, the Tigers aren’t ready to act on the offer and are waiting to see what happens with the Big 12.

SEC and ACC Says No to West Virginia

West Virginia has been turned down by the SEC and ACC for conference membership.
<p> West Virginia has been turned down by the SEC and ACC for conference membership.</p>

There are still several dominos to fall in college football’s great realignment of 2011, but the picture is starting to clear just a bit. West Virginia has been rumored as a potential candidate for SEC or ACC expansion over the past few weeks, but it appears that talk can quiet down. According to , West Virginia officials have indicated they have been turned down by the SEC and ACC for membership.

Doomsday for the Big 12?

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech could be joining the Pac-16.
<p> Barring a miracle, the Big 12 is in jeopardy of breaking apart.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan ( on Twitter)

With the news Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are inching closer to joining the Pac-12, the writing is on the wall for the death of the Big 12. Some issues need to be worked out, namely how the Longhorn Network will work with the Pac-12's current television plan.

Barring a miracle by commissioner Dan Beebe or the Pac-12 not approving expansion, the Big 12 is finished.

What if Notre Dame Joined the Big Ten in 1999?

How much different could college football look if the Irish were members of the Big Ten?
<p> How could college football look different today if Notre Dame joined the Big Ten in 1999?</p>

By Steven Lassan ( on Twitter)

Big 12 On Life Support; Superconferences Coming Soon?

With Texas A&M basically gone and OU unhappy, the Big 12's days are numbered
<p> With Texas A&amp;M basically gone and OU unhappy, the Big 12's days are numbered</p>

By Steven Lassan ( on Twitter)

College Football's Superconferences

What would college football look like with superconferences - and is it really that bad?

-by Braden Gall ( on twitter)

The end of the world is not upon us. The sky isn’t falling.

And the gates of hell are not opening to swallow conference commissioners, university presidents or TV executives anytime soon.

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<p> What would college football look like with four superconferences? Is it really that bad?</p>
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