Wouldn't it be funny if Mizzou was left without a conference? I mean, it's highly unlikely, but how funny would that be? How would this happen you ask?
Well, Missouri has not yet officially applied to the SEC, nor has the SEC officially sent an invite to the Tigers. The Big 12, however, is acting upon Missouri's stated desires and intentions and treating the situation as if they are already all but gone, inviting West Virginia to replace them. What if the SEC were to decide no on Missouri and instead goes after Louisville, as it has been rumored that most of the SEC schools (except Kentucky) would prefer the Cardinals. And all the news lately that Louisville has been promoting how big a market they are could renew the SEC's interest in them. Also most of the Big 12 has made it quite clear that they want to remain at 10 schools and avoid a BCS upsetting conference championship game. So what if the Big 12 tells the Tigers, "Tough, you wanted out. Now go be free." I say if that were to happen the Big East should jump on the opportunity.
The divisions could be set up like this.
West: Air Force, Boise State, BYU (replaces WVU), Houston, SMU, Missouri
East: UConn, Rutgers, Cinci, USF, Navy, UCF
That would help the Big East keeps its AQ status. Man if only. I would not be opposed to this. However, it probably won't happen. Satan will have to go buy a parka before this were to happen. But what if? I can dream, can't I?