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Poll: Should WVU Stay in Big 12 or Desire ACC Still?



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A lot has changed in conference realignment since the last time West Virginia was considered to join the ACC. The Big 12 and Big Ten both have picked apart at a dying Pac-12 Conference. WVU will be conference affiliates with Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah starting in 2024.

With the Pac-12 dissolving, everyone has now set their attention to see what the ACC does. Florida State has been rumored to leave the conference the last few weeks, and it’s inevitable that Clemson, Miami and others will depart as well.

West Virginia and SMU were two teams linked to the ACC last week by National 247 Sports writer Brandon Marcello. As there’s not much substance past Marcello’s industry insider, it does ask the question of WVU to the ACC in 2023 making sense.

West Virginia fans for over a decade have desired to play teams closer to campus. The football non-conference schedule has recently featured old rivals like Pitt, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Penn State but it isn’t on an annual basis like a conference slate would be. The ACC features old rivals from the Big East days and also other schools that are within driving distance from Morgantown.

Our Mike Asti has weighed in, but what do you think?

Asti’s quick take: “With the Big 12 stabilizing itself, WVU does not in any way need to leave the conference. It may have been a legitimate argument when the Big 12 first lost Oklahoma and Texas, but it’s not now. As much having rivalries in a conference would be cool, it’s not worth the risk of jumping out of a now stable environment for one that’s far more vulnerable.”

At this point in 2023, should West Virginia stick with the Big 12 or shift over to the proximity-friendly ACC?


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