There is no other option on the west coast. The PAC is as strong as USC, Oregon and Washington are. As long as those 3 hold the PAC together, they will be one of the players. Now if Texas/Oklahoma could convince those three to bolt the PAC then the b-12 would be the league for the west coast.
The ACC on the other hand will always have to compete with the SEC for SC on down and with the B10 from DC on up. The ACC has a very hard task to carve out some market in the NE, that is ND and B10 country. All the B10 would have to do to cement the NE upper mid atlantic is to add either the 200 million value VT or the less than 100 million dollar value Md or UVA. The SEC then could go either VT,UNC or NCSU to seal their presents in the mid atlantic on south.
Disagree with the NE is Big 10 and ND country. ND is a national team and does well there but the NE is pro sports and just apathetic about college sports. It certainly isn't Big 10 country. Pennsylvania with 20 years of Penn St in the conference doesn't give the state a Big 10 country feel much less New York, New Jersey,Mass, etc..
It will be interesting to see if the additions of Pitt and the Cuse elevate BC and get some chemistry going between those 3 under the ACC umbrella.
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