In wake of limited realignment, BCS more secure than ever

There are 120 schools in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. Prior to realignment, 66 could be classified as haves (the members of the six automatic qualifying conferences and Notre Dame). Had the Pac-10 plan gone through, Utah probably would have remained a have-not. Chances are, Baylor, Iowa State and Kansas State would have joined those ranks as well. That would have brought the total number of FBS have-nots to 57. If a raid on the Big East had left Cincinnati, South Florida and West Virginia without an AQ home — a distinct possibility — that would have pushed the number of have-nots to 60.