If the exemption was "be higher ranked in a bcs-like formula then then the 4th ranked conference champion" then that's a pretty high level to hit. Given what ND has achieved in the last 30 years....I don't see them crashing the party much.
Originally Posted by MeMyself&Me
Another argument why the conferences wouldn't push ND into a conference corner would be that which ever conference ND does join will get a monetary boost. As all the conferences are trying to keep up with one another, I'm not sure conferences will want to give one conference that bonus.