After a week of rumors swirling, the Pac-12 is set to lose two more of its top universities. Reports emerged Friday morning that the Big Ten has offered Oregon and Washington to join the Big Ten.
The Pac-12 presidents met this morning to discuss the future of the conference after already losing Colorado to the Big 12, and UCLA and USC to the Big Ten. Reports suggest that there was hope to keep Oregon in the conference throughout the next media deal. Those reports are now being swallowed by major media outlets announcing Oregon and Washington will accept the Big Ten offer.
With Oregon and Washington moving into the Big Ten along with USC and UCLA, let's take a look at how these conferences currently shake out.
Expected Big Ten by the 2024-2025 season:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, UCLA, USC, Washington, and Wisconsin. Plus, there's still potential of expanding beyond the 18 univsersities.
Expected Pac-12 by the 2024-2025 season:
You really have to break this one up by category.
Schools not involved in rumors of leaving: California, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State. Those four schools are essentially it.
No reports of leaving, but plenty of rumors swirling: Arizona (Close to a deal being done with Big 12 per reports), Arizona State, Utah.
Potentially joining: Boise State, San Diego State, SMU, Tulane.
Realignment is making things complicated and messy. That's what Brandon and I are here for. Tune in the 96.9 The Game at 3 p.m. for 'In The Zone'. Brandon and I will break down the latest realignment activity and the impact it has on college football regular season and postseason in the future.