The SBC needs to get off its collective backside and invite teams to get to 14. This will ensure that even in a raid, the SBC still has 12 and will still have a CCG.
Totally agree. And like I said, needing a 12-th football-playing member (also athletically competitive for all other sports as well) as the minimum indeed matters as a factor to sponsor a CCG, not 11 nor 10; as the Big XII wants to hope getting the CCG sponsorship rules changed within NCAA D-I FBS football. If it's 2 more members to add on after 12 (like upto 14), even better, in case the SBC loses 2 to C-USA. And with all of the candidate schools we've mentioned in this realignment thread so far, I wonder which one or a few of them would step up to enter the FBS ranks either for 2015 or 2016. What if schools like ULL & Arkansas St. decide to jump-shift to C-USA for next season without notice; just like W. Kentucky did in early 2013 after the joining of Ga. Southern & Appalachian St. for all sports plus Idaho & N. Mex. St. returning as fb-affiliates (with NMSU as a former full member of the SBC), causing it to have a secured 12-team league go up in smoke? We might not know for sure, but we might assume since they're the top 2 teams of the conference until the 2013 season. All I have to say at this moment is that let's hope what Commissioner Benson is doing is for the better of the conference, its member schools and its fans. He, along with the conference's member schools' staff members, etc., still has enough time to analyze until the end of the academic season.