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Texas A&M Set To Leave Big 12, Join SEC

The Aggies look like they're finally escaping the Longhorns' shadow as Texas A&M looks set to join the SEC.

The Texas A&M Aggies are expected to join the SEC, with an official announcement to come as soon as Monday. Rumors have been swirling for the past few days that the Aggies and Florida State Seminoles were seriously considering joining the SEC, and recent reports state that Texas A&M will officially leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

If the Aggies do indeed join the SEC, the conference would likely look to invite another one to three teams to join the SEC. Texas A&M would be the 13th team in the conference, and expansion to 14 or 16 seems inevitable. As aforementioned, Florida State has also been considering a move to the SEC, which would create an in-state and in-conference rivalry with the Florida Gators. Both Missouri and Clemson have both been rumored to join the SEC as well.

It's unknown how the potential move would affect Texas A&M's rivalry with the Texas Longhorns. Both schools would have to agree to use a non-conference game on the rivalry in order to continue it. 

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