SEC says it's satisfied with 12 teams

The Southeastern Conference is happy with its 12-team alignment and won't be adding another school, an official said Sunday.

Rumors that as many as four teams would be added to the SEC were squashed by University of Florida president Bernie Machen, who is also the chair of the conference's presidents and chancellors.

"The SEC presidents and chancellors met today and reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment," Machen said in a statement -- while also leaving the door open for future expansion.

"We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league. We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M," Machen concluded.

Texas A&M was said to be leading the latest realignment in college football, which already has seen Nebraska join the Big Ten and Colorado and Utah move to the new Pac-12

Florida State, Clemson and Missouri were also reported to be on the SEC's radar to form a potential 16-team super conference.

Talk of expansion in the SEC is nothing new. There were reports last summer as well that Texas A&M was courted by the top college football conference in the country.