Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said a firm hired by the Big Ten did not list Texas among potential candidates for expansion.
"In our initial study, there wasn't anything on Texas," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
That's not to say that the Longhorns might be added. But if that is going to happen, it had better happen soon because Alvarez said Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany could make a recommendation to university presidents this summer.
Another team Alvarez does not expect to enter the conversation is Notre Dame.
"My read is that Notre Dame wants to be a national school, and they want to play a national schedule," said Alvarez, who was an assistant with the Irish before becoming Badger coach in 1990.
"And unless you've been there and seen the magnitude of their fan base and the interest nationally, it is hard to understand. I understand."