Article out of Ft Worth discussing possible future Big 12 expansion at http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/03 ... rizon.html
Why not a complete merger of the ACC and Big 12?
Split the 24 schools into four six team divisions. Partition the NCAA to allow semi final conference games along with both Simi final games advancing to play in the championship game. Semi final games at two highest rated schools advancing to neutral site for conference championship game third week of December in warm city site (Dallas? Miami?)
North: Pitt, WVU, Louisville, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State
East: Syracuse, Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke
South: NC State, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida State
West: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas
For example the first week of December East Division Champion Virginia Tech visits North Division Champion Kansas State while South Division Champion Florida State, visits West Division Champion Oklahoma.
Third week of December semi final winners of Kansas State plays Oklahoma in Dallas with winner advancing to four team playoff.
Champions game loser advances to four team playoff or Sugar Bowl.
Simi final losers advance to Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, or Champs Bowl.
Basketball takes top four teams of each division to NYC for 16 team mega conference tournament.
ACC schools sign 13 year GORs to match Big 12.
SEC and Big Ten forced to raid Big East, MAC, MWC, or Conf USA to have enough teams to play semi final and championship games. Hey NCAA guess you have to have at minimum of 24 teams to qualify for semi final and championship game format for conference playoff formats eh!