Originally Posted by Slyder
ACC thinks Notre Dame and Penn State are options. Its why they haven't gone and brought Rutgers and UConn into the fold and delivered the final blow to the big east. Notre Dame is who the Big 10 is waiting for, death of the big east in football would destabilize ND's olympic sports and may force them to leave independence behind. When that happens the ACC or Big 10 will expand to 16.
Could be, but I still don't see it, 16 teams is a logistical nightmare for all sports and most AD's know it, the big10 is likely waiting on ND but 3 more? at this point there are simply not enough teams to pull it off, the ACC might go there and it will blow up in their face, but TCU in the SEC? they will go with 13 first.
The only way I see 16 team conferences becoming an across the board thing is if the NCAA plans playoffs, which of course will never happen.