As the Big 12 ponders expansion, the list of candidates mentioned in media reports is long. From Boise State to Florida State, from Wichita State to East Carolina, there's been an overload of speculation and much of it is silly. So let's consider the eight likely candidates the Big 12 will consider if and when the league decides to look for some reinforcements.
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