Game Time: College Football Realignment: FINAL PRS Ratings (Sort of)

As the day began on Monday and rumblings of a last-second, desperation effort to keep the Big 12 together were beginning to gain traction, if the various schools involved had Facebook pages, their relationship statuses would have looked like this:

"University of Texas: In a relationship with the Big 12."

"Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State: Married to the University of Texas."

"Texas A&M: It's complicated."

The Aggies' desire to go try and play at the highest level of competition in college football was eventually quenched, as various mysterious power brokers -- like a SHITLOAD of them -- reportedly worked tirelessly to keep what remained of the traditional conference landscape of college football intact.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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