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Friday Flakes: My Top 10 Teams to Join the Big Ten Conference

There are only so many teams to pick from but here are my Top 10

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We can all dream.

Since Oklahoma and Texas have made it known that they would like to leave the Big 12 it really throws conference alignment right into the mainstream conversation. So with that said here are the ranking of schools that I would like to join the Big 10 for schools that are currently not a member of SEC.

There will be no rationalization or logic.

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Kansas
  4. Oregon
  5. Stanford
  6. Iowa State
  7. Utah/BYU
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Baylor/Texas Tech/Oklahoma State/TCU/West Virginia/Kansas State
  10. South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs

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