The rich might be getting richer in the college football world as two high-profile schools might be interested in joining the SEC.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Big 12 powerhouses Oklahoma and Texas have reportedly reached out to the SEC about joining and creating a 16-team “super conference.” It was also revealed that an announcement could come “within the next couple weeks.”

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a “no comment” and a “high-ranking Texas official” told Rivals.com’s Anwar Richardson that they had “nothing to say.” So while they obviously didn’t admit anything, they also didn’t deny anything either. Many are taking that as a hint that there might actually be something to the story.

If this actually happens, it would have a massive ripple effect throughout college football. The SEC would be even stronger while the Big 12 would essentially lose their top two revenue generating schools. For the two schools, it would be a more difficult road to the College Football Playoff (even if it expands) but it’s clear this is more of a financial decision than a competitive one.

Given that 3/4 of the SEC would have to approve Oklahoma and Texas, it might be somewhat difficult for those schools to get the votes. Either way, it’s got the college football world going.

[Houston Chronicle]

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