Suppose UT just can't pass up the $$$ in the Pac-10 and takes the South teams with them anyway. NU and MU don't get the Big 10 invites. Could the MWC's Gang of Five (AFA, CSU, Wyoming, Utah, BYU), New Mexico, and the North schools merge to form a new Big 12? It might not have the money to begin with but could grow to be a great conference over time. I'm beginning to like the MWC-16 idea as well. The four other schools would be Boise State, TCU, UNLV, and SDSU. The entire west save for Oregon and Washington state would be covered but I believe BSU's success has carved out a presence in Oregon and Washington state. I have been personally to BSU's stadium and took home a few plastic blue grass shards for the heck of it and the state of Oregon and Washington are very close to Boise so the entire west would be covered in this situation...who knows about Montana in that regard? Attendance at CU home games would definetly go up and the question (I asked this in a seperate thread) is that how much money does those conference payouts count when it comes to the total revenues of CU's athlethic department?