The Pac-10 is NOT going to drop Washington State because they are a bad TV market.... sorry, aint gonna happen. By that theory, ESPN will invite the 12 largest TV markets for one conference and send the rest of us to Division 2 (they dont have division 2 anymore). The Pac-10 and Big 10 have to work within their framework to add a member(s). The prize is Texas, but Texas may be anchored to Texas A&M, Tech, and or Baylor.... we have no idea what Texas politicians will do. You forget we are dealing with Governments and not private business so there are some caveats to everything. If University of Texas were owned by Jerry Jones, then the University of Texas would have been in the Big 10 yesterday. There are so many factors affecting these decisions and any misstep could cause a huge upheaval in politics in the state of Texas. I can only judge by past history during the formation of the Big 12, that there will be problems with just Texas and (or) Texas A&M leaving. That factor may greatly benefit CU Utah, and or New Mexico. We are not in control here, despite what people may say. We probably are the Pac-10's SAFEST option to expand, but not the best. In an ideal world for Colorado fans, Texas backstabbing will cause CU to get an invitation to the Pac-10 and we can happily thank them for their generosity. Texas can leave for another super conference, but they will have to weight the political costs of doing so. Make no mistake about it, these "educational" football programs have become a huge money grab and this has the potential to become dirty and nasty. This is mixing money, politics, and private business... whatever happens is going to be really good for some schools and really bad for others. I just hope we benefit from Texas backstabbing.... I would not like to be many of the Big 12 schools right now.