Did you say "fits to the XII?" Your league literally takes ANYBODY.Your first paragraph is exactly why Duke (very northeast type of school in Durham), Pitt, BC and Syracuse COULD struggle to find a home. They just aren’t “fits” to the XII like NCSU, GT, VT, Louisville and 4 Corners schools would be.
Lots of solid rivalries too…Black Diamond Rivalry, River Rivalry, Holy War, etc. Makes too much sense for those 20 in the event that the ACC and PAC get raided by the P2….which in the short term is a possibility, and in the long term, a near certainty……..I say “near certainty” because the ACC would join the P2 if they’re able to land ND. Just not certain that’s possible anymore with Fox pulling the strings.
Conservative Christian Schools: 2
City Schools that are basically 13th grade: 3
Large state schools in states where barely anyone lives: 4
Large state school in suburbs of major metro area: 1 (KU)
Large state school in desert area of populated state: 1
Mormon school: 1
The Big 12 has a huge mix of thrown together misfits spread throughout the country who have nothing in common. And you think its the one that's going to be doing the raiding. That's cute.