College football/athletics is getting crazy right now. The Pac 10 is purging 6 from the Big 12, but the Texas Legislature is trying to keep Baylor with the other Texas schools in the Pac 10, which Berkeley, among others, objects to due to religious affiliation. Missouri's trying to get into the Big 10, but is getting a cold shoulder, so might be left in the dark with Kansas and the rest of them to figure something out. But wait, the Kansas legislature is threatening legal action if the Big 12 dissolves. The Big 10 might get Nebraska, and maybe Notre Dame, and maybe Rutgers, Syracuse, and Maryland. So we're on our way to four 16-team super-conferences, great right?
Except that now Congress is signaling that it would not look positively on a four team super-conference system, and may revoke tax exempt status for athletic departments that engage in that sort of system. Plus the facts that apparently Texas A&M, which is in the Big 12, but now the Pac 10, well at least in 2012, has had discussions with the SEC in the past, and there seems to be some interest there, as well as the question of what happens to the Big East if we go purging them? Now we have a bunch of stray Big East teams and stray Big 12 teams, plus the questions of how that all plays out with the current bowl contracts and the BCS contracts.
Not to mention that Boise State is 26-1 in the last two years while Michigan is 8-16, is facing allegations, and experiencing declining quality in recruits.
All this is making my head explode. But to turn this into a more constructive post I guess, my question is: With everybody pointing to a four super conference system and saying its inevitable, don't you guys think there are a number of snags that could keep that from happening that would basically just turn college football into pure chaos? Like we end up with a Pac 16, a Big 10 (with 13 teams), the SEC with 12, a bunch of independents from the Big East and Big 12, etc etc. It doesn't seem like the whole four super-conference thing has a great shot of actually coming to fruition.