Change is coming. It's not a question of if anymore. It's only a matter of when.
The Big Ten has their television network and is on the prowl. They're talking about possibly expanding to 16 teams. They're definitely going to add a title game.
The Big 12 is starting to feel irrelevant. They're talking about expanding.
When the dust settles, it's going to be a matter of eat or be eaten.
The likeliest scenario is four BCS mega-conferences survive, the SEC, Pac-10, Big Ten and ACC. The Big East and Big 12 are looking more like prey these days than hunters.
So where does the SEC get their fresh meat from.
The answers will turn the college football world upside down.
Let's go through the candidates first and then the likeliest aftermath.
My analysis plays largely on recent history. South Carolina and Arkansas were the last two teams added. Fan base, TV ratings and the size of the athletic department came into play big-time. That's the cornerstone of my thinking.