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Here are my takeaways from yesterday about the @Pac12 and realignment prospects based on the various interviews conducted yesterday with @Kliavkoff . …—->
The first takeaway is fairly obvious: the #B1G is running the show here. So, the future of the @Pac12 and @WSUCougars status as a Power 5 program follows whether the Big 10 decides to add schools when they finalize their tv deal next month.
As I have noted previously, I don’t think that the #B1G is going to expand beyond Notre Dame. The reason: they don’t need to. They’re already the second best conference &!the additions of the LA schools provide their member schools with ONE all expenses paid trip to LA each year
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We are roughly 2 months away from the start of #CFB season! Lets talk expectations. Ill go through each team & give what my model predicts as the % chance each team gets to bowl eligbility, and also the % chance each team gets 10+ Ws given their respective schedules. Lets go!🧵
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws)

#Alabama #RTR 99.9%/89.5%
#Arkansas #WPS 55.3%/11.0%
#Auburn #WarEagle 36.9%/1.8%
#Florida #Gators 81.0%/17.4%
#Georgia #UGA 99.9%/93.3%
#Kentucky #BBN 66.7%/7.3%
#LSU #GeauxTigers 81.8%/29.1%
#HailState 47.8%/2.6%
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws) (cont)
#Mizzou 69.2%/11.6%
#OleMiss 96.9%/41.4%
#SouthCarolina 31.2%/0.8%
#Tennessee #Vols 95.3%/35.6%
#TAMU #GigEm 99.0%/75.1%
#Vanderbilt #AnchorDown 2.3%/ <0.1%
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Ready for the #CFB Analytics Spring Top 40? Here we go. This Power Ranking is derived from a model which utilizes full Coach Staff efficiency metrics, roster talent, & returning production among other metrics. No opinion here, I just regurgitate the numbers. #NoOpinionJustNumbers
40 #Kentucky #BBN #SEC Power Rating: 61.726
Returning Production for the Wildcats may be a problem. At 39.72%, it puts them at 113th in the country. The schedule is manageable tho drawing Ole Miss & Miss State out the West. #CFB
39 #Washington #PurpleReign #Pac12
Power Rating: 62.271
Really like the new coaching staff in Seattle. Should put them in a better position to win. Roster talent purge from the prev regime will have an early effect (last 2 classes were 39th, 86th) but the ship has been righted.
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One pitch, Texas up 1 on a homer to RF.

Kennedy homers, Flyout to LF, Walk

Oh, welcome to Red Raider Baseball coverage on the Rockin' Pregame.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Longhorns
Walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd but Morris gets a called strike 3 for out #2.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Texas
Alot of noise but only 1 run on 1 hit 2 left.

Time for the Red Raiders to show some run support to this packed house.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Texas
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I gotta say I never thought it would happen. Someone would always do something or not do something along the way to screw it up along the way.

But #UCF is going to join the #Big12 today and I’ve never been more happy to be wrong about something in my entire life.
So today’s the day. Maybe the biggest day in #UCF Athletics history. I’m rocking it old school today because I’m feeling reflective. All the dreams we’ve had for a quarter-century come true today. Let’s not forget where we came from.
Now you know me and I have a lot of questions still, like payout terms and can the Big 12 patch up Bowlsby’s row with ESPN (I hope so). But the big picture is this:
We’re no longer “on the outside” or “knocking on the door.”
#UCF is officially a Power Conference program. PERIOD.
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The #OU Board of Regents has started its meeting. Here's a look at today's packed house of local and national media. People like football. #Big12 #SEC (1/3)
For those who may not have followed the #OU Board of Regents extensively, @RepMarkMcBride has once again exercised his #okleg authority to enter today's executive session as an observer. Here he is being patted on the back by Regent Eric Stevenson as Sean Burrage grins. #oklaed
Lastly, it's no secret that I have committed my #OUDNA to covering every meeting of the #OU Board of Regents for the foreseeable future. My articles can be found here. nondoc.com/tag/ou-board-o…
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⚠️ Nationally, the #COVID19 test positivity is now higher than at any point since February 5, 2021

source: CDC
🔥 Nationally, we are only adding 2.45 fully vaccinated persons for every 1 new #COVID19 case. A month ago it was 25 to 1.

Get #vaccinated *and* #WearAMask

source: CDC
🔥 Nationally, the daily #COVID19 case rate is rising faster than at any other point since April *2020* (note: the plot uses a LOG SCALE)

Get #vaccinated *and* #WearAMask

source: CDC
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Interesting observations - in the 90’s the #SEC won 3 outright championships, #Big12 won 4 outright or shared, ACC won 4 outright or shared, #Pac10 won 1, #Big10 won 1 shared. First half of 2000 (2000-05) Big12 won 2 BCS, ACC won 1, Big10 won 1, PAC10 won 1, SEC won 1. Since then
the #SEC has won 11 times which statistically makes no sense. So what happened… well in the 04-05 championship an undefeated SEC champ was left out of the BCS championship game (which would never happen again) in favor of OU v USC. Enter the worldwide leader in sports #ESPN
ESPN signed a 15 year deal in 2008, the longest deal signed by them, with the SEC - not long after the CBS deal. From that point on the influence from the network pushed the conference’s prominence and heavily influenced perception of the league’s “strength.”
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Now that #Oklahoma and #Texas have officially withdrawn from the #Big12-2-2-2, several academic institutions in the league have started the process of backchanneling (while of course remaining committed to the Big12-2-2-2) for a new home.
Not wanting my own beloved college cast aside to a G5 league that is more aligned with our aspirations and history, I’ve taken it upon myself to produce a similar piece, so that another elite league may choose to add us and carry us on their financial shoulders.
I of course, am speaking of University of #West #Virginia. There are several things that set #WVU apart from your average D1 entity. These unique qualities define us, and should give us immediate consideration for our admission into either the #ACC, #BIG16, #PACnumber, or #SEC.
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My thoughts on #Big12, #IowaState, and the other institutions. The most likely scenario for the remaining schools is a merger with #AAC or #MWC or a combination of the two. Which isn’t ideal for the remaining schools because tv revenue would be way down… your annual payout would
be maybe $15MM? Compare that to the $34MM the #Big12 paid out last year. And if you’re confident that #IowaState goes to the #BigTen, I wouldn’t be. Not to say they won’t but if the Big10 is in a race against the #SEC you can’t counter by adding Iowa State or Kansas. You have to
ensure your premier schools #OhioState and #Michigan are happy and they only shot you have at that is striking a deal with the #Pac12 or some of the #Pac12 schools. And if I was #Fox I would PUSH for this. Why? Because #EPSN is the biggest benefactor here, right now.
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I will keep saying it until my last breath on this Earth:

One doesn't have to choose between the current setup and 4 quarterfinals this Saturday.

One doesn't have to choose between a 4-team playoff and 8.

Flex.
The.
Conference.
Title.
Games. #Big12

The 8-team playoff with the Power 5 conference champs, the Group of 5 champ, and 2 at-larges, is not a terrible idea. It's a good idea.

However: If a conference champ has 3 losses, that doesn't honor the season.
We know as CFB observers that nearly every season has a plot twist.
College football was never designed to have a firm and inflexible postseason system. The sport eludes tidy, easy categorization.

Anyone who follows the sport for any appreciable length of time knows this.
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