It’s Not College Conference Realignment. It’s Consolidation and No One Is Safe In the Dash for Cash.

From an AP column by Ralph D. Russo headlined “It’s not conference realignment. It’s consolidation and no one is safe in the dash for cash.”:

Don’t call it conference realignment. Call it college football consolidation. Recent history suggests few are safe from being the next to get squeezed out.

And even if your school makes the cut it can come with a cost.

What was once a Big Six in major college football conferences became a Power Five and is now down to four after the Big 12 and Big Ten, motivated by a dwindling pool of television network dollars, carved up the Pac-12 over the course of about 36 hours last week.