The Big 12, which currently sits with 10 football programs, did see a representative - Oklahoma - reach the College Football Playoff in the second year of the event. But if the league wants to increase its chances of that happening again in the near future, it may need to make some changes.
Wednesday, according to CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd, the Big 12's ADs and coaches will be shown data that suggests that the addition of at least two schools would dramatically increase the conference's chances of sending a team to the Playoff. Here's more:
Big 12 athletic directors and coaches will be presented with data Wednesday that shows a significant increase in the likelihood the league would reach the College Football Playoff if it expands to 12 or more teams.
Analytics from Navigate Research are expected to show the Big 12 has at least a 10-15 percent better chance of reaching the CFP in any given year if it expands as opposed to staying in its 10-team configuration.
Of course, this doesn't mean that the league will act on it. For what it's worth, Dodd says that BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston and Memphis are the schools being mentioned "most prominently."
It's assumed that each of those schools would be interested in getting a seat at the big boy table. It'll be interesting to see if the league pulls the trigger at any point.