The Big 12 will survive its exodus so that the remaining schools can keep their BCS birth and their rights to the name. I see them raiding the Mountain West, not the Mountain West raiding its remains for these reasons. Look for Utah, BYU, TCU, and Boise St. to make the move over, joining the Kansas schools, Iowa St., Baylor, and probably Mizzou. Houston probably makes it in too. The real question is whether a beefed up Big 10 will look to slim down the BCS autobids. I always thought they should have kicked out the Big East, but the contracts make that move complicated.
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