The Big 12’s plans for expansion are down to three scenarios. According to sources familiar with the process, the league will hold its meetings with the 11 “candidates” for expansion this week. But that number remains a smoke screen. The majority of the schools are on the list for political reasons created by the conference presidents.

The only serious candidates, who still have a chance to be part of a two school expansion plan are: BYU (football only) Houston (a mortal lock for one spot) Cincinnati, UCF  and Connecticut. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.