SEC Presidents Take "No Action" Regarding Expansion

The SEC presidents met via conference call Sunday afternoon and there was discussion that was taken place but there was not a vote on if the league should expand to add Texas A&M. Here is the statement the presidents released:

The SEC Presidents and Chancellors met today and reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment. We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league. We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M.

This does not mean the SEC is rejecting Texas A&M but there is some lawyering going on because the SEC does not want to be perceived as poaching Texas A&M from the Big 12.

 

Texas A&M is still going forward with their board of regents meeting on Monday as planned and if the vote to leave the Big 12 is successful then look for the SEC to extend an invite to the Aggies. Also, the SEC athletic directors are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss this expansion topic. This maybe to try to figure out who to invite as a 14th team and there appears to be a "gentleman's agreement" to not take a school where there is a SEC school residing, so that rules out Florida State, South Florida, Miami and Clemson. If the SEC expands look for Missouri, Virginia Tech and possibly Oklahoma as the 14th school. Ir, or when, the Big 12 needs to replace schools they could be heading West with Air Force as a possible mention to get the Big 12 back to 10 teams.

For now, we wait.

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