After last month’s shocking news that USC and UCLA would be leaving the Pac-12 and joining the Big Ten by the 2024 season, most assumed more groundbreaking college football realignment was imminent. But that might not be the case.

According to a report from Saturday Down South, the SEC presidents do not want the conference to expand further and are content with staying at 16 teams after the addition of Texas and Oklahoma in 2025.

“We’re positioned at 16 (teams) for a robust future,” an SEC athletic director told SDS. “The need just isn’t there.”

Obviously, this all depends on the Big Ten‘s conference realignment moves. If the Big Ten continues to add teams and power begins to shift, the SEC might have no choice but to reconsider this stance.

However, the SEC does not seem to believe there is a move the Big Ten could make that would be seen as threatening – not even the addition of Notre Dame.

“Why? I’ll put our product vs. anyone’s product,” an SEC source told SDS. “So we’re going to just add schools to add schools? There’s no value in that.”

As the college football world heard of this report, they obviously reacted with a healthy bit of skepticism.

Of course, even if the SEC doesn’t expand, that doesn’t mean college football realignment is over. The Big Ten reportedly continues to court Notre Dame and the Big 12 reportedly tried to poach as many as six Pac-12 teams just last week.

[Saturday Down South]