In a time of uncertainty for college football: the PAC-12 voted to stay put at a dozen teams.
This news comes just after the SEC extended an informal offer to Big 12 member Missouri, making the conference the second 14-team league after ACC added Pittsburgh and Syracuse earlier this week.
With Big 12 members Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma St. all speculated to be fixed in the PAC-12 expansion; this leaves the Big 12 and Big East in an interesting spot. If the Big 12 were to retain the financial powers Texas and Oklahoma, there must be some changes. Oklahoma even goes as far as demanding the oust of Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe.
If these demands aren’t met, don’t be surprised to see the Big East try and poach any of the remaining Big 12 members. The Big East was thought doomed after losing two of their top football programs in Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
Instead of holding their own funeral, the Big East football members met Tuesday night and discussed their expansion and how they will survive conference realignment.
East Carolina has also formally applied to become a member of the Big East.