The one major conference largely holding itself above the fray of all this Big Ten expansion fooferaw? That would be the Pac-10, but don't think for a second that it's off the table:
The conference brass is also exploring the possibility, according to Staples, of just petitioning the NCAA to allow them to hold a conference title game without expanding beyond ten schools. But if they do take on new members, Scott said, they'll add in even numbers. Pac-12 has a nice ring to it, no?