Since the expansion of the Big 11 is going to happen, why think small? This expansion is driven by the need to increase market coverage, especially for the Big Ten network. Since that is the case, let's go for it already and add three teams and a shit-ton of new markets. I propose adding:
We add the media markets of New England, New York and Baltimore/Washington. That is HUGE. What real ties do BC and Maryland have with an essentially southeast based ACC? Joining the midwest based Big Ten makes as much geographic sense and more economic sense than the existing ACC relationship. And Rutgers? It's a jump into the big time.
And the resulting Big 14 splits well geographically:
Makes a world of sense from both a geographic and economic standpoint.