Big XII's ultimatum to Nebraska & Missouri fails as neither school can commit to staying. This causes Big XII South to accept the Pac-10's invitation. Texas legislature demands Baylor's inclusion & Colorado is left out. They join the Arizona schools in a new division & the Pac-8 keeps its' traditional games.
|Oklahoma State||Oregon State|
The Big Ten decides to follow the Pac-16's lead & welcomes Nebraska & Missouri. Next they expand east to the New York TV market by adding Syracuse & Rutgers from the Big East. This causes a chain reaction to breakup the Big East & forces Notre Dame's hand.
SEC has to keep up & expands to new markets with Houston from the C-USA, NC State & Virginia Tech from the ACC & West Virginia from the Big East.
|Virginia Tech||Ole Miss|
|West Virginia||Mississippi State|
ACC absorbs the 5 leftover Big East teams & has their pick of 1 C-USA team.
|Florida State||North Carolina|
The Big XII's demise leaves Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State & Iowa State out in the cold but the Mountain West is on the cusp of becoming a BCS conference, especially now with the Big XII & Big East folding. MW adds 3 out of 4 Big XII teams and adds the other traditional WAC teams - UTEP, Hawaii, Fresno State & a new one - Boise State. Meanwhile, Iowa State is stuck becoming the 14th team in the MAC.
|Fresno State||Colorado State|
|San Diego State||New Mexico|