The counter scenario would be if the B10 and SEC added conference quarterfinal or semifinal rounds, those in essence are playoff games, just like NFL wild card and divisional playoff rounds. Then the two conference champions meet. Instead of the yearly B10 vs Pac10 Rose Bowl, you have the B10 vs SEC World Bowl. In this scenario, it isn't about more SEC and B10 teams, it is about only SEC and B10 teams. Not saying this will happen, but this is really the main scenario I see that would drive ND into a conference.Pretty sure they're looking to expand the CFP. The main drivers for this realignment is to A. TV Contracts (short term) and B. Get more SEC and in response more B10 teams into the playoff (long term).