BYU & Cincinnati would be my best guess if the Big 12 expands. At the end of the day though, I fully expect the Big 12 to die once the GOR is over or if an offer comes from Pac-12 & ACC that's too good to be true.
As we enter the 2013 season, there’s no rumbling of potential expansion or conference realignment to take force our minds away from the football field. No one has been able to say that for quite a while.
If Big XII commissioner Bob Bowlsby has his way, there’s won’t be any more rumors swirling around his conference in the weeks and months to come. After stating that 10 schools is “the right number for us,” the savior of the Big XII says money-wise his league is A-OK:
“There hasn’t been anything that has been empirically able to demonstrate that larger is better. Our distributable revenue per institution is right there at the top of the country. I think time will tell whether our size is the optimal size or whether something bigger is optimal. But we like our dog in the fight.”
For now, the Big XII is distributing about the same amount of cash as the other major conferences. But as the Big Ten expands by two teams and pushes its Big Ten Network toward the East Coast and as the SEC launches its own network, who knows how long the Big XII will be able to continue to distribute funds at an even pace with the big boy leagues?