Quote Originally Posted by marenlee View Post
I would think academics would be a huge roadblock to that. SDSU doesn't really move the meter for the conference IMO. They do have solid football and basketball programs, but the PAC12 is full of large state schools with great academics.
In terms of "great academics" I'll give you Cal, UCLA, Washington and probably Colorado. After that? Some others are quality to good but certainly not great. Arizona State has the reputation of being filled with highly attractive dumb people.

North Dakota State imo would fit into the Big 12 academically. The Big Ten and ACC are by far the strongest Power Conferences academically imo. The ACC has probably more depth at the top (Duke, Wake Forest, Viginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, BC and ND if you want to include the Irish) while the Big Ten is stronger top to bottom.