Texas A&M University has all but decided that it will leave the Big 12 to join the SEC, but will the SEC accept Texas A&M? The league is expected to make that decision in a secret meeting on Sunday, and according to Pete Thamel of the New York Times, there is a chance the league will vote against allowing Texas A&M into the conference.
The meeting will feature 11 of the 12 SEC president. An SEC official tells Thamel that there is a "30 to 40 percent chance" those presidents will vote against Texas A&M's admission, mostly due to concerns that a 14th team cannot be found.
"We realize if we do this, we have to have the 14th," the SEC official said. "No name has been thrown out. This thing is much slower out of the shoot than the media and blogs have made it."
Some of the possible teams mentioned as SEC targets include Florida State, Missouri and Clemson. Missouri's athletic director has already shot down rumors that the Tigers will leave the Big 12. Florida State did the same on Friday night.