The Big 10 seems very happy with 12, the SEC now has 13 (assuming A&M goes through) they are struggling to find one more good member for their needs. A number of schools in the PAC can't be happy with the idea of 16, the Arizona schools don't want to get stuck in the east, Utah as well. I still think that a major re-alignment is innevitable but no law says it has to be 4 conferences of 16. Instead they go to 5 conferences of 12-14 schools. This allows for true divisions in each conference plus some cross divisional play. If, and I am not in favor of a playoff, they go to a playoff. This gives you a natural 8 team playoff with one representative from each conference plus three at-large teams which could include an independant or school from a non-power conference. This would prevent anti-trust lawsuits and allow schools like Notre Dame, BYU, Texas to choose to be independant is they wanted to be.