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BluegrassBelle
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?

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Louisville looks really good now, but it wasn't that long ago (about 10 years) that Louisville was on the same level as Memphis.


If you go a little further back than that they were so bad off they almost completely dropped football all together. It'll be interesting to see what happens to the program post-Jurich.


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TulaneUVA
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
Yet youd rather WVU be in the ACC than the BIG12.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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Yet youd rather WVU be in the ACC than the BIG12.


more like you do

in the sense of being close yea but in terms of competition the big 12 is a great move

The ACC always turned its noise up a wvu but then lets lville


itawambadog
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
If they went back to 12 teams I think Cincy and Louisville would've made sense, it would've cut out some travel too.


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Stripes314
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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didn't the sec comish basically say they got the nod over wvu b/c of tv markets


Better Football/Basketball Team, Better Academics, etc.

You get the point.


TulaneUVA
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
Hindsight I think ACC would take WVU over Louisville right now. But both would be good gets.

Admit it SCH. you'd rather be in the ACC


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Bama Bird
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
I'd actually give West Virginia the edge in both football and basketball. WVU is one of the worst academic schools in a BCS conference, however


TulaneUVA
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
I can confirm this. Had one of the best college football experiences of my life at WVU. The girls there are hot as shite but dumb as rocks. Like one girl didnt know where the state of Kansas was and asked us to point it out in a map (east part of the US or west part)
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H-Town Tiger
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
Why do people continue to look at short term, current on field results in regard to conference expansion?


TulaneUVA
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
Because it matters. You can't judge UL based on their last 10 years. You have to project...and their projection looks pretty good. It's not like this is their one and only good year in any sport


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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Better Football/Basketball Team
you a delusional

Mizzou is a bball school thats never been to a final 4 just let that sit
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Better Academics


yes
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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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WVU is one of the worst academic schools in a BCS conference, however



total false misconception

WVU is 165

LSU is 134 not that much of a difference after 100

Ole Miss is 151

Miss State is 161

Arky is in the 130's

UK 125

Lville 160
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TulaneUVA
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
But using your numbers, WVU is the lowest ranked school



StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
i know but there is no real difference once you get that high, the ACC used to academics high horse card for years then lets Lville in

WVU is also in the smallest state of all those with the least resources thats gets a bad rap b/c the instate standards are low to let everyone in state get in. Kids with 3.0's get turned down out of state and that was when i went back in 2003
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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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LSU is 134 not that much of a difference after 100


There are still AAU schools that are ranked below 100 in USNWR, the lowest being Oregon.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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There are still AAU schools that are ranked below 100 in USNWR, the lowest being Oregon.


well its like a country club
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LSUsCRYSTALball
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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If they had to do it over again would the Big 12 take Louisville over West Virginia/TCU?


easy answer. yes


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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
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well its like a country club


Not quite. It's about research. The SEC definitely is going in the right direction towards getting more schools into the AAU through the conference research consortium. It wouldn't shock me to see Tennessee, Georgia, Auburn, and Alabama as AAU schools by the year 2020.


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Backinthe615
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
The only mistake is that they should've grabbed them both. If they keep Strong, they stay relevant. If not, who knows? They fell promptly off the planet for years after Petrino, and were meh before him.

And no, they don't go to the BCS if they're in the BXII last season IMO, which would take the shine off this whole concept.


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Bench McElroy
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?
I've always said that the Big 12 should have taken Louisville over TCU. What does TCU bring to the table that Louisville doesn't?


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