The rumors make it seem like Texas might be considering the Big Ten or the Pac 10. I know a lot depends on who else goes with Texas (or on their own). But, if the decision were up to Texas, its an easy one for the B10 against any conference. Let's look at the two most important things, academics and football:
1. Best option academically? B10. This stems out of the CIC membership. Although Cal and Stanford can hold their own against Michigan and Northwestern, the benefits to Texas' academic bottom line are bigger from the CIC.
2. Best option for football tradition? B10. The B10 has some of the best all-time programs steeped in tradition. The Pac10 has USC (more on them later) and... um... UCLA....
3. Best option for football reputation? B10. While we can debate Ws and Ls with oterh conferences, one things seems clear. The B10 wins "the right way." They are the conference where you want your kids to play football. Think about USC, Alabama, Miami, SMU, etc.. all the BIGGEST cheating scandals in college football. None of them (as far as I know) come from the B10. Sure, there may be some minor violations here or there, but overall the integrity of the B10 football programs put the other conferences to shame.
Everything else is either a wash or in the B10's favor.
C'mon Horns, if its really up to you, dance with the prettiest girl and not the easiest.