I think someone posted a graph on here not long ago showing the SEC and BIG 10 are far and away the top conferences by revenue. Unfortunately, it only helps a conference to expand if the schools they bring in will increase the average revenue per school or create more lucrative tv deals. Because of that, we will have to tie ourselves to a revenue-generator for us to be a viable option for another conference to scoop up. Our best chance is that the ACC expands (West Virginia and Notre Dame as full members maybe?). Notre Dame, if they can get over their tv deal, would actually benefit from full inclusion into the ACC both for revenue and playoff odds.Let's hope the ACC can pull something off. Might need to try and raid the leftovers of the PAC / Big12. Then maybe you can convince ND to join, especially if Stanford is in the league
Travel would be tough on the teams, IMO. The Falcons were in the NFC West at one point and I always felt that the traveling hurt them.Let's hope the ACC can pull something off. Might need to try and raid the leftovers of the PAC / Big12. Then maybe you can convince ND to join, especially if Stanford is in the league
The B1G is looking at TV money. I am not sure anyone steals the Atlanta market from the SEC, but the only conference that could is the B1G. What if GT and USC are in the B1G? We are two of NDs biggest national rivalries. Plus the B1G teams they had to drop to play in the ACC. ND is going to be forced to join a conference in the new playoff system. I do not think it will be the ACC.We are about to get left out in the cold. We might have to start a nerd conference for schools with higher academic requirements (Vandy, Duke, Wake, etc.).
Don’t forget we have TONS of research dollars to join in with the consortium the original B1G and Uchicago already have established. We are also an AAU school or whatever the other original criteria was.Feels inevitable that sec and big ten will raid the acc. Some will get left out. Better hope big ten wants Atlanta and our academics.