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UofL should head to the SEC

Some of the biggest news in college sports over the weekend was that Syracuse and Pittsburgh plan on leaving the Big East Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Apparently Connecticut wants to make that move too. This appears to be the beginning of the end of the Big East, which is an unbelievable basketball conference but a bad one for football.

Then there is talk that the new Pac-12 is courting Oklahoma and Texas, the two heavyweight football powers from what remains of the Big 12.

Let the death watch begin for the Big East and Big 12. It looks like we'll soon have four powerhouse conferences of 16 teams in college football. That's bad news for the University of Louisville, which if it doesn't act quickly could be on the outside looking in along with Big 12 schools like Baylor and Texas Tech. The move that makes the most sense to me is for UofL to join the SEC (something I'm sure UK fans will love). With that in mind here are my proposed four power conferences:

ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, Fla., Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Pitt, Connecticut and West Virginia.

Pac-16: Cal, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech.

SEC: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennesse, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, TCU, South Florida, Louisville.

Big 16: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, Wisconsin, Penn State, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Missouri.   

On the outside looking in: Baylor.