This would be a massive move for the conference in both basketball and football, but most of the focus has been on the football side of things.
What would the SEC do with the divisions if it were to add Texas and Oklahoma?
The popular belief is that the SEC would do away with the East and West divisions and instead have four pods of four teams.
Under this system, teams would play everyone in their pod annually and also play two teams from the other three pods, with those opponents alternating each year.
Depending on the alignment of the pods, this could end up benefitting Kentucky.
Justin Ferguson of the Auburn Observer tweeted out his opinion on what the new pods could look like.
In his scenario, Kentucky would benefit with their annual opponents as he has Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee in a pod together.
While Ferguson’s pods aren’t competitively balanced, they are set up to be a lot of fun and for Kentucky’s sake, it would be a dream pod.
Alabama— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) July 21, 2021
- play everyone in your pod annually
- play two teams from the other three pods, alternate each year
it’s not competitively balanced, but it would be fun