Friday will go down as maybe essentially the most consequential day within the latest historical past of school athletics. Regardless of some obvious optimism that the Pac-12 would be capable to stay in tact, two of convention’s largest members, Oregon and Washington, jumped to the Massive Ten. It instantly led to questions on what would occur subsequent to the Convention of Champions, and a number of other hours after that bombshell dropped, three extra colleges introduced their intention to depart the Pac-12.
In an announcement launched on Friday night, the Massive 12 introduced its newest spherical of convention enlargement, which is able to see Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah make their strategy to the convention.
The Massive 12 is in a state of upheaval, as Oklahoma and Texas will be part of the SEC in 2024 and BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, and Houston joined the convention final yr. Again in July, it was introduced that Colorado will depart the Pac-12 and be part of the convention in 2024, and rumors started popping up as soon as it was clear that Oregon and Washington would bolt for the Massive Ten that the convention had its eye on including extra establishments from the Pac-12.
As of this writing, 4 colleges stay within the Pac-12: Cal, Oregon State, Stanford, and Washington State. Past Oregon and Washington, the Massive Ten has beforehand introduced that USC and UCLA will be part of the convention in 2024. In a statement released following the information involving the Arizona colleges and Utah, the Pac-12 expressed that “we stay centered on securing the absolute best future for every of our member universities.”