Louisville just joined the ACC. I much rather talk about it in there. Since the Big 12 missed a good opportunity to get Louisville and Cincy to get back to 12 teams. With the B1G conference having 14 teams now, there wouldn't even be a fight for the Big 12 name. UCONN should of gone to the ACC. Football>TV Market/Rivalries in this one.
Why in the world would Auburn leave? Every team that left its conference took a step up. No insult to the Big (four) t(e)en, but it would be a step down. I know $>Rivalries, but there isn't more money in the B1G than in the SEC. I could see Ga. Tech leaving. Their biggest Rival isn't in the ACC. What B1G state does Georgia touch again? Though the B1G liked all their schools to be touching an adjoining state. The ACC, who started all of this back in 2003, is about to feel how the Big East did almost ten year later.
Denver's orange uniforms will spark a mild controversy. After 1997, fans lamented for years over the absence of the orange. They brought out their orange, third jerseys for a Sunday night game against Indy in 2002.