The past two summers, the SEC and the Big Ten have made some massive conference realignment moves with Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC and USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten. If they aren’t already, the Big Ten and SEC are becoming the two premier conferences in college football with no other conference able to compete, and that could mark a problem for the future of the sport.
“It’s the Power 2,” Aresco told The Post, “and everyone else.”
Aresco is concerned with all the teams, the talent, the money, and the attention on just those two college football programs, the rest of the teams and conferences across the country are at risk of becoming irrelevant, which could hurt the sport.
“This is probably the most critical time we’ve had in decades,” Aresco said. “That kind of consolidation [with two power leagues] really risks having the rest of the country being irrelevant. That’s what you can’t have. In the end, there will be less interest.”
Ultimately, conference re-alignment is going to change college football forever. Now, it’s just a matter of whether its for good or for worse.