If all the major conferences had to get to 14 schools for all sports...how would it look? ...with motivations to place all the Indy fb schools and keep travel within reason. The P5 can't steel from the other P5.
B1G has 14 already.
SEC has 14 already.
So, no change for them.
The ACC would drop ND(Oly) and stick with the other 14.
How would the rest of the conferences shake out for each or you?
Here's mine for example:
Pac 14: Needs 2. After some of the comments from west coasters(BYU)....I added
Nevada and New Mexico ...(my natural thoughts would be UNLV, BYU and SDSU as best but, have tried to listen to those who know the feelings of Pac schools better)
Big 12(14): Needs 4.
Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Tulane, and Rice (nice mix of quality athletics, academics and market)
MWC: Lost 2 and now needs 4
UTEP, BYU, Idaho, E. Washington (mix of quality UTEP, BYU...and new territory partners of Idaho and EWU to group with Boise St and Utah St)
AAC: Lost 2...now, needs 4.
UTSA, Marshall, Charlotte, and Army(fb only)
MAC: Needs 2.
Illinois State, S. Illinois Carbondale (3 in Ill. helps balance 3 in Mich. and a bunch in Ohio)
CUSA: Lost 5...now, needs 5.
New Mexico State, Texas State, ULL, Georgia State, James Madison
SBC: Lost 3 full and 2 fb only...now needs at least 8 fb schools.
UMass(fb only), Liberty, EKU, McNeese State, Sam Houston, S.F.Austin, Mo State, NDSU(fb only)
It was interesting to lay these all out on a map and see what the footprint options were for each conference. The SBC took the brunt of the changes....ouch.
I'm certain that others have interesting alternatives.
State of Texas