Pac-12 Expansion: Oklahoma, Texas Authorize Presidents To Take Action

Texas and Oklahoma may be on the move, and the Pac-12 could become the Pac-16 sooner rather than later.

And so it comes down to this for the Big 12 and, as a result, the rest of the college football landscape. On Monday, meetings were convened at Texas and Oklahoma, and the president of each school was given the power to make conference alignment decisions, though the regents still have the final say in any decision. The Big 12 is sinking, and it's possible that in the next month, it's cornerstone schools abandon ship.

Monday's moves don't mean the death of the Big 12 is imminent, at least not yet. Instead, they're precautionary, giving the two major players in the Big 12 the ability to react, or proactively seek out a more stable home.

The stable home, however, could be the Pac-12. Oklahoma president David Boren had the following to say, which addressed some of the swirling rumors about the Sooners' interest in the Pac-12.

Boren: "We've had informal discussions w Pac-12, very warm, very constructive discussions." "Beyond the Big 12, the principal focus for us is the Pac-12."

At this point, the Big 12 is a bit of an afterthought, with the lower-tier teams hanging on for dear life, hoping to keep their home in tact, and the bigger teams seeking greener pastures. Teams such as Iowa State and Kansas State are at the mercy of Oklahoma and Texas, just as they were last spring.

With teams beginning to pack up and move -- Syracuse and Pitt quietly joined the ACC on Sunday -- it's certainly looks like superconferences are inevitable. Luckily for Pac-12 schools, their home is stable and seems to be an aggressor in conference expansion.

We'll be back with more on conference realignment as it becomes available. For all your Pac-12 news needs, head over to Pacific Takes. Be sure to visit our local college blogs: CougCenter, for Washington State fans, and UW Dawg Pound, for Washington fans.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.