i'd call it the BIG 2.0...or possibly even just the B2.0, or...dare i say, the BigTwo-OhFollowing that line of thinking assuming Texas and Friends come to the ACC, I tried to sort 80 schools into 4 Conferences and came up with this:
North: Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Miami
Mid-Atlantic: Virginia Tech, Navy, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke
South: Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, NC State, Wake Forest
West: Texas, Louisville, Tulane, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech
North: Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina
South: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi
Gulf: Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Louisiana State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis
West: Southern Methodist, Baylor, Texas Christian, Missouri, Arkansas
The Big Ten:
East: Maryland, Rutgers, Connecticut, Penn State, Army
Central: Ohio State, Ohio, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue
North: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern
West: Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Air Force
The PAC 20:
North: Washington, Washington State, Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State
Mountain: Utah, Utah State, Colorado, Colorado State, Wyoming
South: UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, San Diego State
West: Stanford, California, Hawaii, Nevada-Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas
The Big Ten was the hardest to fill if they can't take from the ACC, which I don't think they will. Ohio State will have to get off its high horse and allow some other Ohio teams into the Big Ten, and they will need to take Iowa State. I also have them taking 2 service academies.
I also had to leave some schools out that might be deserving like New Mexico, New Mexico State, East Carolina, Temple, Brigham Young, South Florida, Central Florida, Southern Mississippi, Rice, and Houston.
It was and interesting puzzle otherwise. The ACC is the most geographically disconnected, but it captures what are the best markets IMO.
Also, ACC brand would now stand for Atlantic & Central Conference...