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This keeps coming around but WVU brings no value to the ACC. Remember they have a network now. That means eyeballs just like Rutgers and Maryland.

The entire population of WV has 1.8M people. The only other area they have some draw is Pittsburgh, which is already in the conference. Of those 1.8M people, there's 736,000 households. West Virginia is also DEAD LAST in population grown since 2010 losing 2.55% of the population.

Look at the competitors . . . CT has 1.3M households, most of which are much more affluent. That doesn't even count NY and surrounding areas, with some ACC presence in NY

Cincy has 850,000 households . . . and their households on average have 40% higher income than WV, and no ACC presence.

It's pretty easy to see that from a financial prospective, both of those schools are much more desirable to the ACC than WVU.

Academics (still an alleged factor) make it even worse. According to USNWR, WVU is 205, UConn is 63, Cincy is 147. All are considered "highest research activity" by Carnegie, but according to dollars WVU ranks 110, UConn is 79 (if you combine medical) and Cincy is 50th. Endowment $556M for WVU, $421M for UConn and $1.1B for Cincy.

ACC isn't losing members thanks to their new network, and at most they'd take in one or two. WVU is not making that cut.
 
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MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 8h8 hours ago
As far as expansion of conferences is concerned, autobids for P5 will shore up and save the Pac12 like it did the BIgEast during the BCS days even if there are multiple defections as long as a strong nucleus is in place with the California and Oregon schools.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 8h8 hours ago
Which means if Pac12 loses 2-4 teams to expansion there will most likely be spots available to some G5 schools for backfill.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 8h8 hours ago
My money would be on BYU and Houston being the two most attractive immediate options.

David C. Moore‏ @CougarCentreSLC 8h8 hours ago
Replying to @MH ver3
I think the original Pac-8 (USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Oregon, Washington, Oregon State & Washington State) will stick together. It was UCLA that wanted the Arizona schools back in 1978 while Stanford & Washington didn’t think they were up to league standards.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 7h7 hours ago
Replying to @CougarCentreSLC
I agree.

David C. Moore‏ @CougarCentreSLC 8h8 hours ago
#Colorado began to look at the then #Pac10 as a destination following the acquisition of the #Arizona schools but remained loyal to the #Big8 & then #Big12 when the #Pac10 was a little late to the show back in the mid-late 1990’s.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 8h8 hours ago
Replying to @CougarCentreSLC
I would say if the Az schools split to B12 then there is a chance Colorado comes back as well.

Dave Huck‏ @DaveHuck 7h7 hours ago
Were you saying BYU and Houston to the PAC 12?

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 7h7 hours ago
I’m saying IF the B12 pulls away the Az schools then Houston and BYU would be the two most attractive options to replace them in the Pac12.

War Beaver‏ @WarBeavr 5h5 hours ago
Replying to @MH ver3 @DaveHuck @CougarCentreSLC
The Big 12, never at any point, has been able to poach a P5 team from a stable, existing conference. The Big 12 has repeatedly been poached, however. #mizzou #TAMU #CU #Nebraska It's delusion that you guys think you're poaching a team from an existing P5 league.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 5h5 hours ago
Replying to @WarBeavr @DaveHuck @CougarCentreSLC
The B12 was never in a position of strength financially like they are now. Unequal revenue sharing is what nearly killed them before. I’m not saying the AZ schools will happen for sure-just that there is a LOT of dialogue there and has been for awhile.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 5h5 hours ago
Replying to @WarBeavr @DaveHuck @CougarCentreSLC
Also, many either forget or just aren’t aware at how close the B12 was to poaching FSU and Clemson before ND screwed it all up.

War Beaver‏ @WarBeavr 5h5 hours ago
It didn't happen. That's the bottom line. You guys all think the Big 12 is going to poach P5 teams, and it's not happening. Nobody wants to come play lapdog to Texas besides the teet suckers already on board.

Doug‏ @NebGradDubDub 8h8 hours ago
Replying to @MH ver3
Arizona and Arizona State aren’t leaving the P12, ever. But...2-4 B12 teams will be part of the P12 by 2025. You can count on that.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 8h8 hours ago
Replying to @NebGradDubDub
Oh yes, I’m sure 2-4 B12 teams can’t wait to take a huge pay-cut to play west coast time zone games.

Doug‏ @NebGradDubDub 8h8 hours ago
Replying to @NebGradDubDub @MH ver3
BYU, Houston, UCF, and Cinci would back fill what’s left of the B12

Doug‏ @NebGradDubDub 7h7 hours ago
Replying to @MH ver3
#1 the B12 is being overpaid on an old deal. #2 The B10 or SEC will be stealing teams. #3. Provided OU and Texas could take OSU and Tech to the P12 and create more cash. There is no reason for the B12 to exist past its current TV deal

Doug‏ @NebGradDubDub 7h7 hours ago
Replying to @NebGradDubDub @MH ver3
In other words OU and Texas can’t be paid what they deserve unless they leave in 2025

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 6h6 hours ago
Replying to @[B]NebGradDubDub[/B]
Ok. Come back in 2025 or after we sign our next deal and I will have some crow to feed you.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 Jan 4
Multiple institutions in the B12 frowning on Houston. Not for the Dana hire but for the handling of Applewhite and the apparent running of the AD by their billionaire donor. Basically eliminated them from ever being considered.

Andy Olsen‏ @Andysbbqpit 7h7 hours ago
College football is headed to a breakdown. Next round, networks are not going to want Iowa State and WV. They only want to show OU and Texas. OU and Texas will not be wanting to share for long.

MH ver3‏ @MH ver3 7h7 hours ago
Replying to @Andysbbqpit
Not true at all. In fact early projections are for Big12 tv contracts to increase by a minimum of 25%. These projections come from analysts that make top dollar to know trends and value.



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