The last 13 years, the real winners of expansion aren't who you think they are.
Yeah Utah hit the jackpot. Louisville too. So did Rutgers. Like seriously--Rutgers. And then TCU did too.
But the real winners are the schools that lost Nebraska, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Colorado, and now will lose OU and Texas--and will still be a Power 5 league, probably #3.
Kansas, KState, TTech, Baylor, Okie State and Iowa State are the real winners. In spite of all the chaos aroung them, they didn't sink at all. In fact, they're now in a solid position and took TCU and WVU for the ride with them. Basically the 4 castoffs from the Big 8 and the castoffs from the SWC got together and made lemonade.
And I am glad BYU gets to join them. Resilient bunch. And the league is solid top to bottom with no guerillas and no minnows.