Options for OU and OSU if Texas A&M leaves the Big 12

BY BERRY TRAMEL Published: August 12, 2011

Join the Big Ten: OU would prefer to go West but would consider the Big Ten. But would the Big Ten consider OU? The Big Ten would not consider OSU. Chances: 2 percent for OU.

Join the Big East: If OU goes somewhere without OSU, the Big East could be a fallback for the Cowboys. The Big East has established a Southwest embassy with TCU and might be interested in splitting off into football and non-football divisions, with ex-Big 12 members supplying some football prowess. Chances: 7 percent for OSU.

Join a Longhorn Conference: If OU goes somewhere without OSU and Texas, the Longhorns could patch together remnants of the Big 12 with BYU, and UT athletic director DeLoss Dodds has even talked about Notre Dame. Chances: 1 percent for OSU.

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