Realignment is the name of the game in college football right now. With one final BCS season coming in 2013, every conference needs to position itself for the playoffs coming in 2014.
Conference commissioners need to take that to heart. Some are safe, as their conferences are already strong enough not to care about the fact that AQ status will be a thing of the past when the playoff comes to town.
Others, like the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East), need to be aggressive in forming a football conference that can actually contend with the best in the country.
AQ status saved the Big East more than once, and 2012 was a fine example of that. Without AQ status, Louisville wouldn't have played (and commandingly defeated) Florida in the Sugar Bowl this past January.
Now that there is true equal opportunity coming in 2014, some of the conference commissioners need to figure out how to cope with it. (Hint: The solution is not to get the selection committee to automatically let your conference champion into the playoff.)
Here are each BCS conference commissioner's goals for the realignment rampage between now and the kickoff of the 2014 season.