It would be very easy for the SEC, Big Ten, Pac Ten, and ACC to put the Big Twelve, Big East, and Mountain West out of business:
SEC: Take Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State to bring them up to 16.
BIG TEN: Take Kansas, Missouri, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, and Syracuse to bring them up to 16.
PAC TEN: Take Boise State, UNLV, BYU, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico to bring them up to 16.
ACC: Take Connecticut, Rutgers, West Virginia, and Louisville to bring them up to 16 teams.
That would leave the Big Twelve with 5 teams, the Big East with 1 team, and the Mountain West with 5 teams.
Good to see you posting, akwart!
I love your SEC lineup...makes sense for that conference
For the Big Ten, I think Nebraska or even Iowa St would be better fits than Cincy. And I think Rutgers might be a stronger candidate than Pitt.
For the Pac-10, Utah and Colorado make sense for everyone. After that, I don't think there are 4 schools that fit the Pac-10 model. I actually think they'd make a stronger push for Kansas, Nebraska, and that region than say Boise St. BYU and New Mexico certainly come into play when talking about the Pac-10 expanding by 6.
ACC: I think a move to 14 would be the first move...with UConn and Pitt (or Syracuse, Rutgers depending on which of the 4 schools are available). After that, it's up in the air. Is it in their best interest to go to 16 with Louisville and WVU? Maybe if they feel they NEED to goto 16.