No. 5: Power shift

The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT00000247" title="Pacific-12 Conference" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/pacific-12-conference-ORSPT00000247.topic">Pac-10</a> almost became the Pac-16 last June and settled on becoming the Pac-12 in a free-for-all expansion land grab that re-shaped the college landscape for years to come. Texas rejected the Pac-10’s offer to help make it the first super conference. The Pac-10 ended up adding Colorado and Utah. Nebraska is leaving the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT00000245" title="Big 12 Conference" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/big-12-conference-ORSPT00000245.topic">Big 12</a> next season to join the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000112" title="Big Ten Conference" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/big-ten-conference-ORSPT000112.topic">Big Ten</a>. Boise State is headed from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000248" title="Western Athletic Conference" href="/topic/sports/western-athletic-conference-ORSPT000000248.topic">WAC</a> to the Mountain West. Texas Christian announced it will join the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000139" title="Big East Conference" href="/topic/sports/college-sports/big-east-conference-ORSPT000139.topic">Big East</a> in 2012. The Big Ten now has 12 teams and the Big 12 has 10. Pictured, Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott announces the changes.

( Kirby Lee, U.S. Presswire / July 29, 2010 )

The Pac-10 almost became the Pac-16 last June and settled on becoming the Pac-12 in a free-for-all expansion land grab that re-shaped the college landscape for years to come. Texas rejected the Pac-10’s offer to help make it the first super conference. The Pac-10 ended up adding Colorado and Utah. Nebraska is leaving the Big 12 next season to join the Big Ten. Boise State is headed from the WAC to the Mountain West. Texas Christian announced it will join the Big East in 2012. The Big Ten now has 12 teams and the Big 12 has 10. Pictured, Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott announces the changes.

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