Updated as of 10:52 est Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Last year the Pac-10 realized it needed a championship game so it promoted Utah & stole Colorado from the Big XII. Big Ten also stole Nebraska.
|Oregon State||Arizona State|
The ACC afraid the SEC would poach its' members for Team 14 fills in the holes between Maryland & Boston College by again raiding the Big East - for Pittsburgh & Syracuse. Then raises the buyout to $20 million.
|North Carolina State||North Carolina|
|Boston College||Virginia Tech|
SEC wanted to be as selective for Team 14 as they were with Texas A&M so they rejected West Virginia & were rejected by Missouri. While they waited Texas & Oklahoma decided to rebuild their conference by raiding the Big East for Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia & TCU. Plus they already knew their Team 14 - BYU (gets to keep BYU-tv 3rd tier rights like Long Horn Network).
|Texas Tech||Oklahoma State|
|Texas Christian||Kansas State|
|West Virginia||Brigham Young|
Big Ten penetrate the New York City market with BTN by adding Rutgers & Connecticut. The ACC passes on UConn in case Notre Dame & Penn State had wanted to join.
SEC still needs a Team 14 & the only BCS team left & only Big East team left is South Florida. Realizing Tampa is a large enough tv market & Florida is a huge place, the rest of the SEC adds a 2nd there despite Florida's 'Gentleman's Agreement' to keep a monopoly.
|South Florida||Texas A&M|
With the Big East dead there is a 6th automatic bid available, the Mountain West & C-USA merge to get it for football-only. The MWC needs 2 more teams - Utah State to get back to Salt Lake City. LA Tech gets promoted from WAC & maybe trades places with UTEP.
Play a 5 game schedule against their division, 2 out-of-division, 1 each against each division from other conference. Division winners play in a conference semi-final then a championship game for the BCS bid.
|Conference USA||Mountain West|
|Central Florida||Louisiana Tech||UTEP||Boise State|
|East Carolina||Tulane||New Mexico||Nevada|
|UAB||Rice||Colorado State||Fresno State|
|Southern Miss||Southern Methodist||Wyoming||San Diego State|
With Big East football dead, everyone finally gets what they want. The football schools got to play real football & the Catholics get to have a super 16 basketball league. The 8 leftover Catholic basketball schools join with the 8 Catholic Atlantic 10 schools.
|Seton Hall||La Salle|
|Notre Dame||Saint Joseph's|
All the major markets are covered with 3 teams in New York CIty, 3 in Philadelphia, Providence, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Cincinnati, South Bend, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis.
Finally you have the Sun Belt adopt 3 WAC teams - Texas State, UTSA & New Mexico State. They need a Team 14 - Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens are 1 of the best FCS teams.
|South Alabama||North Texas|
|Western Kentucky||New Mexico State|
And the MAC adds UMass & Temple as full members now that the Atlantic-10 has lost 8 teams.
|Kent State||Central Michigan|