Originally Posted by NYJinBoston
This was a great move for the ACC. Once again they were the aggressors in expansion and the addition of two northern teams allows them to renegotiate their agreed tv deal signed at the base of the economy.
If the ACC wanted UConn they would've invited them.
Some of the older teams and the possible SEC bound teams in the ACC are extremely concerned about the quality of football going forward if more invites are sent out.
Rutgers & UConn provide nothing on that front thus have no votes automatically from Clemson & FSU. BC still hates UConn for all the personal lawsuits at the last round of expansion.
The ACC needs greater than 75% to approve and usually move forward in unison. Let's say the other 9 teams vote yes, it's still 9/12 (75%).
My thinking is unless the ACC gets the big fish, then they stay at 14.
UConn is in a bad position. So is Rutgers. They are totally at the mercy of the ACC right now. And, the ACC is in no hurry to accept them.
The ACC is going to hang out with 14 teams for a while, while they try to lure Notre Dame. If they get Notre Dame, then they might take either UConn or Rutgers, but not both.
The ACC would like to get Notre Dame and West Virginia, but word is that WVU will likely go to the SEC at some point.
The ACC won't make any decision on UConn or Rutgers until it is clear what Notre Dame is going to do. And that could be years off.