Declining Rust Belt or ever growing Eastern Seaboard...which one do you want to be in? I can tell you that the B1G wants the Eastern Seaboard. However, they did not get even get a top 10 school on the eastern seaboard. Maryland and Rutgers are ranked in passion, sports and academics behind many in the ACC. They took them, but they were not at the top of their list. Nothing against them, because they are good schools, but again using the three metrics I talked about...there are many ranked higher in the ACC.
Texas has seen the Cowboys and now A&M explode by going east...you don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out where they will be in the future. The only question is when and I don't see it taking 12 years.