Just a question in case anyone has it, but is there an "official" list of all the schools the B1G has evaluated?
Unlike the Sun Belt, the Big Ten know all the in/out of the FOA and keeps these things under wraps pretty good. Best I could give you would be these list...
AAU's in the EST/CST zones:
SEC(all highly unlikely): Florida, Mizzou, A&M, Vandy
Big 12: Texas, Kansas, Iowa St(unlikely)
ACC: GA Tech, UNC, Duke, Pitt(unlikely), Syracuse(former AAU), UVA
Other non realistic options: Buffalo(MAC), Tulane(AAC), Rice(CUSA)
A few "religious" private schools with great AAU like academics:
ACC: Boston College, Notre Dame (fb indy)
A few "crown jewel"ish type schools with above average but not yet great academics:
SEC(once again, all unlikely): Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia
Big 12: Oklahoma, Texas Tech(only if they had to in order to land Texas)
ACC: Florida State, VA Tech, Miami
AAC: UConn(long shot at best)
I think that covers nearly every possibly schools I could think of, though it would obviously need to be trimmed down to realistic candidates which I'm putting below.
SEC: Mizzou, Vandy
Big 12: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas
ACC: GA Tech, UNC, Duke, Syracuse, Pitt, UVA, Boston College, Notre Dame, Florida State, Miami
My gut tells me that the Big Ten wish list would be either 16 with ND + friend (BC/Pitt) or 18+ w/
East: UNC, UVA, GT, FSU(or Miami) OR
West: Texas, Oklahoma, Mizzou, Kansas
plus maybe 2 more for 20 to balance things out...
Fan of the Big 12 Conference, the Mountain West Conference and...