Conference realignment among college football teams and its conferences have led to big television deals, shattered rivalries and hurt feelings.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby made his feelings known about two departed members of his conference: Texas A&M and Missouri. Both the SEC and the Big 12 have six teams each in the AP preseason top 25 poll and the SEC has won the last six national championships.
"I think it's fair to say that some [conferences] that have gotten larger are now wondering if it's going to be worth it,” Bowlsby said via CBSSports.com. “There are complexities, especially regarding some scheduling issues, that have really caused some problems “We're feeling pretty good about 10 [teams]. We're also feeling good we brought in two ranked football teams in exchange for the two that moved out.”
Currently, the each of the Big 12 members will receive about $20.3 million per year, thanks to a new television deal with ESPN.