When all is said and done,the following conference(s) will go the way of the SWC?
One or more of the lesser conferences will get stripped for parts.
Which lesser conferences will end up marginally stronger, via snapping up the leftover?
I'm not convinced the Realigmentpocalypse is coming
1-AA. Teams from all remaining conferences will drop down.
Will this entice Notre Dame to join a conference?
Yes. Adapt or die.
No. They're Notre Dame, dammit! (YMMV if that's good or bad)
Only if one of teh superconferences kisses their asses hard enough.
I thought they *were* in one.
Will this lead to a playoff system?
Not until/unless the current BCS TV contract expires/is dumped