The big 10 is long reputed as having a love affair with academics. Why the hell would they want FSU if that is indeed true?
That was one of the caveats. It's the other reason why FSU to the SEC is pretty unlikely but possible.
The scenario goes like this:
The SEC currently does not want FSU because they want to expand their market. They do not want duplicate markets
But, the Big 10 may decide to abandon its academic standard to compete and remain viable, and would go after FSU to get into the Florida market.
If (and that's a big if) that happened, the SEC would then take FSU just to prevent the BIG 10 from entering that market. And FSU would rather join the SEC than the Big 10 given the choice.
This post was edited on 12/7 at 2:05 pm