The BCS game of musical chairs has officially begun with Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10. Today we may hear word of Nebraska bolting to the Big 10. Clearly the music has started. What we don’t know yet is how many chairs are out there, 64, 65 or some number much smaller.
From a Syracuse tinted lens, it appears fortuitous that the first moves have been made against the Big XII conference and not the Big East. This gives some hope that the when the music does stop, that Syracuse will be in the location that gives them the best fit.
Still that is not the plan of the BE right now. Just ask our own AD Darryl Gross who had this to say about the Pac-10′s realignment salvo:
“In the Big East, we’re working to position ourselves in a way that makes us better today than we were yesterday,” Gross said. “We have a lot of assets. We’re in a lot of media markets.”
I’m curious if the BE does have a plan, will they look to poach any Big 12 leftovers and would it lead to a split of the basketball only vs BCS schools.
Overall, I am holding out hope for a merging of the northern ACC teams with the BCS football parts of the Big East forming a new East Coast Conference (an even split in naming).
It’s fascinating theater being played out across the country. No use in speculating at this point. The music has just started.