Let’s say for the sake of argument that there’s real fire to all the expansion talk smoke going on (Mandel is excited, because everyone in Montana has heard of Florida State). Fourteen schools mean seven-team divisions. Seven-team divisions mean six division games instead of five.
Unless they’re expanding the season to thirteen games, that means the slot for the extra division game has to be taken out of one of two places. Either cross-division games will be reduced to two, or the number of non-conference games each season drops to three.
I expect that the suits will choose the former option, but I’m more curious what fans would prefer. So pick your poison.