Stanford, Cal, and SMU have 0% chance to join Big Ten or SEC

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According to Clemson Wire's Alex Turri, Stanford, Cal, and SMU have a 0% chance of landing in the Big Ten or SEC when the ACC inevitably implodes due to the exits of, at a minimum, FSU, Clemson, and UNC.

"... the final three programs, the newest to the ACC, are programs I see having a 0% chance of joining the SEC or Big Ten," Turri prefaced before saying, "While the two top conferences continue to expand, the Big 12 will do everything in their power to do the same. They’d consider a program like Stanford with their backs against the wall."

Turri would go on to say that Cal and SMU would also likely have Big 12 invites if/when the ACC falls, particularly the Mustangs, who would have four built-in in-state rivals and could reignite the DFW rivalry with TCU.

Meanwhile, Stanford and Cal would corner the Bay Area market for the Big 12; something the ACC accomplished but won't be able to maintain for long if the conference doesn't survive its top members abandoning ship.

UNC and Notre Dame the most likely SEC additions, FSU and Clemson could be Big Ten bound

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd believes that the SEC will be most interested in adding UNC and Notre Dame of the potential additions during the next round of conference realignment.

"SEC is done for now," Dodd said on his Inside ND Sports: Notre Dame football podcast. "If the SEC does anything, it will be ND or UNC is what I'm told."

Meanwhile, college football insider Brett McMurphy sees the SEC being interested in several schools from North Carolina and Virginia but has no interest in doubling up in schools from Florida and South Carolina, meaning FSU and Clemson may be Big Ten-bound.

"The North Carolina schools, the Virginia schools," McMurphy prefaced before saying, "Certainly the SEC would have interest. I don’t think they have interest in Florida State or Clemson because they’ve already got Florida and South Carolina.”

Realignment rumors pop up every day, but most credible rumors point to the ACC not existing in due time.