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Monday, August 13, 2012
Updated: August 14, 4:49 PM ET
Welcome to the big league

By Amy Brachmann and Hallie Grossman
ESPN The Magazine

Missouri
How will the Tigers stand up against SEC powerhouses?

MONEY, TV, MORE MONEY, RECRUITS ... Texas A&M and Missouri had plenty of reasons to leave the Big 12 for the SEC. But what exactly have they gotten themselves into? Here's a look at how the new kids on the block stack up with the big dogs. Hint: Somewhere between powerhouses Alabama and LSU and bottom-dwellers Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.

Photos: Dorial Green-Beckham: L.G. Patterson/AP Images; Kevin Sumlin: Patrick Green/Cal Sport Media; Gary Pinkel: Barry Taylor/Icon SMI; Map: Getty Images

Illustration: Todd Detwiler

Infographic: Munehito Sawada

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