Conference realignment is hitting college sports again. To be frank, I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I don’t really love being in the SEC, mainly because I’m a hoops nerd and the SEC is very much a football-forward conference. Basketball in the SEC has been mostly hit and miss, while Missouri’s former conference, the Big 12, has thrived.
Since 2013 — Mizzou’s first season in the SEC — the Big 12 has averaged 6 bids to the NCAA tournament with an average seed of 5, while the SEC has averaged 5 bids a year with an average seed of 6.