Big Ten Expansion Might Be Happening Verrrry Soon; Here's Who Might Get Taken

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Big Ten conference expansion, which was originally reported to be on a 12-18 month schedule, is being fast-tracked right now, just four months after the original announcement:

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An accelerated timetable has emerged, according to sources familiar with the process.

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High-ranking Big Ten representatives will meet Sunday in Washington to discuss expansion. The timing and location of the session make sense considering the Association of American Universities has its semi-annual meetings there through Tuesday and all 11 Big Ten schools are AAU members.

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We've done plenty of research at SBN, and we've got an exhaustive, scientific list of potential teams, ranked by likelihood that the Big Ten will ask them to join:

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1. Notre Dame

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2. Syracuse

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3. Pittsburgh

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4. Rutgers

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5. Texas

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6. Nebraska

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7. Boston College

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8. Kansas

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9. Virginia

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10. Miami

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853. 1999-2000 Los Angeles Clippers

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854. Early-decade British pop sensation S Club 7

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855. A handful of stale basketball-shaped chocolates

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856. The surviving cast of Home Improvement

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857. The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list

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858. Iowa State

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