Now, this is something new that I have not heard. The main point of this article is to say that Colorado all ready has an invitation to join the Pac 10, but it is this quote that could be a game changer:
A coach said it's possible the Pac-16 would push for two automatic bids to the BCS, one for each division champion. That potential bonanza could open the possibility of the two division champs from one league playing for the national title, and it would eliminate the need for a conference championship game.
"The Pac-10 doesn't believe in a championship game," the coach said. "And coaches in the Big 12 don't like it anyway."
So, if the Pac-10 goes to two division with eight teams each with no title game doesn't that make it two separate conferences? Who knows if that is even accurate or just a pipe dream, but if this topic is even remotely true the SEC would be all over the same type of move and add four teams.
The super-tiny problem with that is that the BCS would have to change their entire qualification process to include divisional champions as automatic qualifiers with leagues of sixteen teams. Here is the thing why go to all of the trouble to add 16 teams for the money that may or may not be there and not have a title game that would generate a good amount of money.
This move also would not surprise me because the BCS teams want to keep the money all to themselves, so why not try to keep the money within like types. Something that is very obvious to me is that a Pac-16 would almost certainly send two teams to the BCS each year just like the SEC does, so there really is no need for a format that allows two divisional winners from the same conference to receiver an automatic bid.