The Big East desperately needed to add a football power to their conference. TCU desperately needed to join a conference with BCS automatic-qualifying status. The two sides decided to tie the knot. TCU will join the Big East for the 2012-13 season. Currently, TCU is ranked third in the BCS after finishing the regular season with an undefeated record.
“This decision today is great for TCU,” said Chris Del Conte, the athletic director at TCU. “We’re heading in an arena that we’ve always dreamed about. The BCS does not define TCU, TCU defines the BCS. The academic institutions that we’re going to be associated with is unbelievable. This is a great time to be a Frog.”
This season, TCU is likely headed to the Rose Bowl. However, if either Oregon or Auburn loses in their final game, TCU has a chance to play for the national championship.
As for the Big East, this has been a sub par season for the conference. Their only ranked team is West Virginia, who is currently No. 24 in the BCS standings. If TCU were in the Big East this season, they very likely would have dominated the conference. A couple years from now and we won’t have to worry about hypotheticals.