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Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:51 pm

The Pac-10 is prepared to offer six Big 12 schools -- Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado -- invitations to join its league, Chip Brown of reported Thursday afternoon. is a site devoted to covering Texas athletics.

According to the report, the Pac-10 would place the six Big 12 schools in a division with Arizona and Arizona State, leaving UCLA, Southern California, Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State to form the other division. The report states that the Pac-10 -- possibly under a new name -- would then create its own television network that could lead to annual payouts of around $20 million to each of the 16 members.

What's unclear is whether the Big 12 schools would accept a presumed offer.
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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2010 8:20 am


Did anyone actually read the piece posted on the site?

It is not news. It says that nothing was confirmed. That makes it all speculative, unsubstantiated opinion.

Another rumor given bogus credibility by a sports writer hungry to post something provocative.

Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2010 6:34 am

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

The name says it all, huh?

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2010 2:56 am

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Texas #7 plays Texas #11 tonight on the Texas channel. The winner moves into a first place tie with Texas #4. Wow! What excitement. Actually, in the Republic of Texas, that sentence would translate to:

Texas #7 texases Texas #11 tonight on the Texas texas. The texaser texases into a first texas texas with Texas #4. Tex! What texas!

Since: Apr 29, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2010 1:21 am

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Sorry you're wrong.  Stanford is completely secure and will never get kicked out of the PAC 10.  However, it is hard to understate UT's importance.  The Pac-10 wants three of the six independently that they're offerring, CU, A&M, and Texas.  Even OU, as great a football program as any, is only being offerred to help entice Texas.  Tech is obviously a sop to Texas politics, OSU is being offerred to insure OU's acceptance, and OU is wanted to help smooth things for UT's acceptance.  That's how important Texas is, there are degrees of separation in offers for Texas's sake.  Stasnford is obviouslby being told to STFU and accept things, but they are in no danger of being kicked out. 

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:38 am

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Invite Texas, TexasTech, Texas AM, both OU and OK State + Florida State. Then...make sure Vanderbilt and South Carolina leave.... This isn't happening. Vanderbilt may not have a very good football program, but it is well entrenched in the SEC with very good tradition. It isn't going anywhere unless they want to. Tradition means alot to SEC fans ... who the he!! do you think all the other teams would schedule for Homecoming if they kicked Vandy out.

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:35 am

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Ok, don't ask me why but about a year ago I decided to get my facts straight and I wasted a couple hours I'll never get back.  Using the best objective measure we have - the US News rankings - I ranked all the conferences. I know, I am sure US News rankings have faults, but it's better than PAC-10 or Big-10 homers spewing BS to support their position. I obviously agree that if you get down into department level comparisons, some of the lower schools may well excel ... but that would even be a more stupid waste of my life than this was.

Here is what I found:

Average Ranking:
ACC    48.25
Big10    50
PAC10    70.9
Big12    96.83
SEC    99.25

ACC is clearly the best, top to bottom.
PAC10 is best at the top with 4 in the top 27 (this reflects what has been posted here, but also reflects how poor the PAC-10 is after those 4)
Big10 is the most consistently strong - not so much at the top, not at the bottom, solid in the middle.
SEC sucks ... take Vandy out and they are really bad, with UGa and UF in the middle, all the rest pretty bad (I'm SEC through and through - Dad UF undgrad and law, I did undergrad at Vandy , law at UGa, so I am allowed to say this).

Rankings by conference:

ACC    Rank
Duke    8
UVa    23
Wake    28
UNC    30
BC    34
Boston College    35
Miami    51
Maryland    53
Clemson    61
Virginia Tech    71
NC State    83
FSU    102

Big10    Rank
Northwestern    12
Michigan    26
Wisconsin    35
Illinois    40
Penn State    47
Ohio State    56
Minnesota    61
Iowa    66
Purdue    66
Indiana    71
Michigan State    71

PAC10    Rank
Stanford    4
Cal    21
UCLA    25
USC    27
Washington    41
Arizona    96
Oregon    108
Washington State    116
Arizona State    121
Oregon State    150

Big12     Rank
Texas    47
Texas A&M    61
Baylor     76
Colorado    77
Iowa State    89
Kansas     89
Nebraska     89
Missouri    96
Oklahoma    108
Kansas State    130
Texas Tech    150
Oklahoma State    150

SEC    Rank
Vanderbilt    18
Florida    49
Georgia    58
Alabama    83
Auburn    96
South Carolina    108
Tennessee    108
Kentucky     116
Arkansas    125
LSU    130
Mississippi St    150
Mississippi    150

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 11:48 pm

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

KU is a cheat school. Always has been. that's is "the Facts"

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 11:44 pm

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

OSU and TT would win 7-8 games against the PAC ten existing schools each year and BB- easy street

Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:53 pm

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Seb5, looks good, but I think only 2 non-confrence games would be an issue

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:24 pm
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