so what 20 teams do you think will be in B10? I could see them kicking Neb out but doubt PSU would be on the table.
The biggest problem you face with that approach is greed (same as ever). SEC adds 6 teams... VT, NCSU, CU, FSU, Miami and GT (for argument's sake). B10-east becomes UNC, Duke, WF, UVA, MD, BC, Syr, Pitt, SUNJ, UConn. Does that conference title holder deserve an auto bid? They're force fitting crap together rather than just starting off and negotiating as a single product like they should (eg NFL) - multiple contracts with multiple networks.
It is all about money. Always has been. But at least this way, they could expand on the same concept which created the "bowl" game b/t the SEC and BIG XII runners up.
PAC20 #3 vs. Big 10/20 #3. etc, etc.
And yes, there would be no auto bids. If you are not part of the 80 teams in the four conferences, then you better get into one.
Similar to how the Euros do Futbol! If the SEC decides that Miss St, isn't making the conference better, they could demote them and add an up and comer like Boise or something. Also, other up and comers like ODU or GA St., could positions themselves and wait for an opening in the SEC or BIG XII and replace a demoted team as well.
As hard as a liquid sword
was there *ANY* smoke/fire for CU/Utah going to P10? I thought all the smoke/fire during that yr was P10 trying to get the gems in b12 (tu/ou/atm).