College football realignment rumors: Power 5 conference discussing up to 6 Pac-12 teams
The Big 12 is looking to add up to six Pac-12 schools following the departures of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12, per CBS Sports college football writer Dennis Dodd.
The move would expand the Big 12 to 18 programs within the conference, which would be the largest conference in the FBS. If the Big 12 is successful with adding six Pac-12 schools, it would target key markets in college football. Four of the schools under consideration are Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah.
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Oregon and Washington could be in play for the Big 12, too. The Pac-12 Conference is in limbo after the realignment news from last week. The Big 12 could use more schools for when Texas and Oklahoma leave for the SEC in several years.
On the other hand, the Pac-12 has to make a decision to either allow these schools to leave for other conferences or join forces with another conference.