Salt Lake Trib blog article discussing possible impact to BYU from any future NCAA Division changes at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusp ... e.html.csp
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BYU is going to be left out. If they go back to the MWC, that shall not help because the MWC will not be a part of it. This superdivision, if it does indeed happen, and it looks to have some momentum for it, will not be receptive to independents either. Of course, a way shall be found for Notre Dame to wiggle into it, with very accommodating criteria, since Notre Dame sits among the deciders.
I doubt if the Big12 will toss BYU a life-line for it either. The Big12 would be looking to have all their existing members included whether they hang together or divide-up once the super-conference division is enacted. The Big12 has no need to add anybody beforehand.
BYU will not compromise on some fundamentals to make them more plausible, and their bargainning chips are down to their fan base, name recognition, location, and prior successes. It may not be enough. BYU has to become an object of desirability, whereby their inclusion has a distinct, net favorabilty by at least one of the current power conferences.