At this point, it really feels like a done deal that the Texas football program (among other sports of course) and the Oklahoma Sooners will be joining the SEC in the not too distant future. All of the momentum and leading indicators are pointing to a future for Texas athletics that lies in the SEC. And the momentum seems to pick up more and more not just by the day, but by the hour.
One of the main hold-ups that the Longhorns and Sooners will face in getting into the SEC at this point is the stingy Texas A&M Aggies. Texas and Oklahoma clearly want in to the SEC, and Texas A&M clearly doesn’t want those two schools in. Whether this effort from the Aggies to block the Longhorns and Sooners from getting into the SEC is something to really worry about or just a desperate attempt from the Lone Star Showdown rival of Texas is yet to be fully known.
Texas football and Oklahoma could face a roadblock in SEC voting
But what we do know is that the Longhorns and Sooners will need 11 of 14 votes, at a minimum, for approval to get into the SEC. That would mean that the Aggies would need to rally the troops among other SEC schools willing to side with them in this vote to block Texas and Oklahoma from getting in.
What schools might Texas A&M actually get to side with them to block the Longhorns and Sooners from getting into the SEC? Here’s a look at five schools in general in the SEC that could vote against Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference.