USC and UCLA are both currently in the Pac-12, which makes sense because the “Pac” stands for “Pacific,” and both schools are located in Los Angeles.

The Big Ten currently only extends as far west as Nebraska, leaving a full time zone (Mountain) in between it and the Pacific coast.

However, an explosive report from Jon Wilner of Pac-12 Hotline indicates that the Trojans and Bruins are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten “as early as 2024”:

That would be a huge move in conference realignment, especially if USC and UCLA join the Big Ten before Texas and Oklahoma are able to leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

That would also leave Oregon in a tricky place, as the other big-name college football program out west. As Wilner indicates, this move has not been finalized yet, but this is still an incredible new report.