Originally Posted by DeezNutz
No, didn't mention the Big XII. The Big X is the best academic conference in all of this, with the rest being relatively comparable, though the Pac likes to posture otherwise.
OU and Texas will always be fine because of their football programs. TX is one of the few, legitimate giants in that they bring the complete package (football, market, and academics), but OU would and will be just fine.
Texas IS the giant. UNC is the coup for the B1G, but they will go down with the ACC. Its their conference. B1G is just picking the parts around them to make the network in continuous states.