What I know is that the PAC still wants to expand and it is pretty obvious from history who their first choice is for expanding. If you read between the lines when they did not get the vote, their was chatter about academics, but I believe what sank it in the end was the LHN. (As some have pointed out, Utah was ranked 124...so that means the academic chatter was probably just that)
I am not as dialed in on what the other Big 4 will do, but I have heard at least 16 teams will be a part of the Big 4. I also believe that Texas knows what the end game is and it could be that WVU is finally starting to figure it out and trying to bust it up. IMHO expansion is far from over and about to heat up again, with some pretty big moves in the next couple of weeks.
I may disagree on the timing of this and when it really heats up. I think ACC and ND will come together in 3 years(2015). Reason to allow ND their timimg and for ACC to be choosy on who # 16 is. Meaning no RUTGERS or UCONN. I think the ACC could also go to 18 but that may be far fetched. I have a reason on why I think they could. Where and what will Penn State look like in 3 years? Texas? OU? Cincy who some NC State people say are players(dunno about that IMO). Then Louisville. Could they spruce up their Academics. THe facilities are there. Who would ND want to come with them? Hmmmm Swarbick and Dodds talk alot. THen OU would follow. See my 18 team thoughts?
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