Could Ole Miss Football play Clemson and UNC in future SEC schedules?

Nov 18, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33)
Nov 18, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33) / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson has joined Florida State in its legal battle to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference. Although we don't know what the future holds, could the SEC gobble up some of the elite teams if the ACC collapses?

247 Sports released an article predicting which conferences would add ACC teams, thanks to various ACC sources and site experts from 247 Sports.

Clemson was one of the teams predicted to head to the SEC, being mentioned numerous times as a target. Disregarding the last couple of seasons, the Tigers have been nationally relevant in the Dabo Swinney era. Clemson has won two national titles in the last nine seasons and lost two other title games.

That calibre of team is something the SEC want in their conference. It would be another move that would show why the SEC is the best conference in the nation.

The second team mentioned as being an SEC target is North Carolina. With Clemson following Florida State in legal action against the ACC, the belief is UNC could also follow the two teams in the same action.

The Tar Heels are a big brand in basketball and football despite having no ACC football title since 1980. The Southeastern Conference would face a challenge from the Big Ten for North Carolina. If the SEC managed to add UNC to their conference, it would be a big get, especially for basketball.

Two other teams to watch would be Virginia Tech and Duke if conference realignment were to happen. Both teams have good TV markets that would work well with the Southeastern Conference.

For now, it is all predictions, with the team's legal battle against the ACC likely to take some time. As it stands, teams could not leave the Atlantic Coast Conference until the end of the 2036 season. However, FSU and Clemson feel they have enough to challenge certain aspects, thanks to the poor current TV deal compared to the SEC and Big Ten