...and why the current PAC12 is considered 3rd (one could almost argue 4th) in the current conference configuration, and which is what makes the Texhoma 4 so appealing.
Yeah, if given the ACC or PAC-12, and who would make the conference stronger in terms of "available" programs that are within or just beyond the current footprint, the PAC's really hurting. And yet, don't they thumb their nose at Oklahoma and OSU...ok, then.
The SEC, if they are to "swell," need to compete directly with the B1G and PAC for the "chaser" programs. In so many of these scenarios, I see the SEC getting no better than *maybe* OU, but it's usually OSU, KSU, and the TX leftovers. The SEC needs the OU-KU-UT trio just like the other two conferences. They need UNC-Duke-UVA in much the same way, and not necessarily NCST and VT as "consolation prizes."
Strangely, I think the ACC can only grow better wherever they go, should it be a school from a state not in the footprint. Be that WVU, Cincy, UConn, Navy (fb only), a Texas school, Tulane, etc...it puts them into a good recruiting territory or into a decent market.