Just pulling from off the top of my head here.
I think Texas isn't following A&M into the SEC. However, reading that Austin article from yesterday, I'm struck by the thought (if they weren't just making bold "after the fact" statements) that they may have tried to nudge Oklahoma into the Pac-## before moving themselves into the ACC.
Meanwhile, if I were the SEC...
...the adjacent state with the largest TV market that isn't Big 10 is, I think, North Carolina. To get to Virginia Tech, I don't think you can wedge UNC, you don't really want Duke or Wake, but can you get North Carolina State? I think they can make a football school out of the Wolfpack.
It's probably a wild dream, but it had to get off the top of my head. I don't like hats.
Good comments and perspective, Pounder.
I am not a fan of going to 16 by the major BCS conferences, but I expect they are headed that way within a few years. I do favor equivance in numbers by the biggies for all to be a bit more tidy and appear stable.
If the SEC does seek 16 (noting they have stated they intend to hold at 14), I believe it would depend on multiple factors: (a) the SEC would want to further modify their divisional structures and balance; (b) the modified B12 gets new cracks in their bond; (c) other BCS conferences such as the ACC and/or PAC12 decide to try for 16; (d) network/cable TV offer such a big incentive to expand, financially, it would be too immense to turn down; (e) an impressive school, such as Oklahoma, comes knocking hard without carrying added baggage.
NC State has been mentioned before as a potential SEC candidate for the future. It was my preference if the SEC had added an ACC school.
However, the ACC, on surface, appears very solid, and pro-active themselves per expansion. It is relatively unknown if NCSU has discontent or would seek to move. They are a charter ACC member and among a cluster of 4 NC ACC schools. Any incentive to leave, would appear it would relate to UNC/Duke dominance in bb/related media attention. What bucks it would take for NCSU to leave for the SEC would have to be incredibly high, along with other promises. As to VPI, I expect they would stay in the ACC even if 16-team expansion happens.
I tend to believe Oklahoma could be considered again if unrest in the B12 re-occurs. Of course, that would probably involve an OU-OSU combo which the SEC may not see as their top preference. Also, the PAC12 and Big1G could have expansion on the table at the same time. As far as Texas goes, it will be a very long time, if ever, they would seek to dance with the SEC. Further, I heard before the SEC was not interested in the Kansas schools. Available schools, such as Rutgers, are not good geographic fits for the SEC.
The B12, with adding TCU and WVU, has re-grouped and further expansion is expected. If they end up making new and strategic choices, the B12 could be here to stay and they beome more happy with each other. They retain some awesome schools as a foundation.
In reality, the great choices are not extensive unless new upheaval happens. But, we all expect that to happen later, if not sooner.