The PAC-10 just added Colorado and Utah to its mix, but that's inconsequential when compared to the fact that the best team on the West Coast just got slapped with some major probation by the NCAA.
As a result, even though USC has the most talent in the PAC-10 and is the most likely to win it, they won't be going bowling in 2010 or in 2011. However, Pete Carroll must have known something as he bolted for a sub par NFL job in Seattle. Lane Kiffin stiffed Tennessee and for some got his just desserts when the NCAA whacked Kiffin with the sanctions (ironic seeing as Kiffin coached at USC during the years in question).
So who will jump on the opportunity to take over the vacuum left by superpower USC? Here's what I think.