Syracuse and Pitt are baling on the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference; Texas and Oklahoma are saying “adios” to the Big 12 and are headed west to the Pac 12, and Texas A&M has decided that the Southeastern Conference is the place it wants to be.

The geographical illiteracy of it all (for starters, Pennsylvania has no coast anywhere save for a tiny stretch of Lake Erie, and the only thing connecting Texas and Oklahoma with the west coast is an interstate highway system) is beside the point compared to the mountains of money to be made by the schools through playoffs and TV appearances.