Conference realignment: Report reveals where West Virginia could land if it leaves Big 12
The future of the Big 12 is highly uncertain as it begins to look like Oklahoma and Texas will leave the conference to join the SEC.
Reports have ranged from the Big 12 potentially merging with the Pac-12, Kansas reaching out to the Big Ten, the Big 12 looking to add new teams from conferences such as the ACC and the AAC turning the tables and looking to poach from the Big 12 leftovers.
The ACC has been notably left out of many of the reports regarding what will happen to Big 12 teams – until now. The Athletic is reporting that West Virginia has its sights set on the ACC if it leaves the Big 12.
Another angle to the Texas-OU fallout: What happens to West Virginia?
If WVU ends up leaving the Big 12, its preference is clear. The Mountaineers would love to join the ACC, sources tell @GAllanTaylor and me.
Would interest be reciprocated this time? https://t.co/sz7M7OkkIv
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) July 25, 2021
West Virginia in the ACC certainly makes more sense geographically than regularly playing road games in Pac-12 states. WVU played in the Big East from 1991-2011 before joining the Big 12.