Report: Oregon State, Washington State Trying to Rebuild Pac-12 Despite Exodus


FILE - The Pac-12 logo is shown at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2019. Colorado is leaving the Pac-12 to return to the conference the Buffaloes jilted a dozen years ago, and the Big 12 celebrated the reunion with a two-word statement released through Commissioner Brett Yomark: “They’re back.” (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File

The Pac-12 continued to lose members Friday after ACC presidents and chancellors voted to include Cal and Stanford (along with SMU) to the conference ranks.

Oregon State and Washington State stay the only 2 conference groups that do not have a brand-new house after the 2023-24 college sports season, however the schools are obviously figured out to restore the league with an eye on the Mountain West, per Brett McMurphy of The Action Network.

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After this season, USC, UCLA, Washington and Oregon will sign up with the Big Ten. Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado and Utah are headed to the Big12 With Cal and Stanford going to the ACC, OSU and WSU are the last groups left.

The AAC had an interest in including Oregon State and Washington State, however growth talks have actually ended. AAC commissioner Mike Aresco pointed out travel issues in broadening to the Pacific time zone.

” We have actually understood that today’s relocation was a possibility, which has actually permitted us time to examine a variety of choices, consisting of factor to consider of the bigger group of organizations in the Pacific time zone,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco stated (h/t Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports).

” We have actually concluded, nevertheless, that the very best method to continue for our impressive student-athletes is to not look westward. Rather, we prepare to focus any growth efforts on schools that permit reasonable and sustainable competitors and student-athlete wellness within our strong geographical footprint. We eagerly anticipate continued success as a leading FBS conference.”

As Eric Fisher of Front Office Sports composed, there seems 2 “dominating alternatives.” The very first is signing up with the Mountain West, and the 2nd is an effort at a Pac-12 reconstruct.

The latter alternative appears even more bleak with Cal and Stanford leaving, while the previous alternative appears like the natural method at this point.

Regardless of what takes place, the Pac-12 as we understand it is long gone, with the 2023-24 season being its swan tune.

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