It’s officially the end of the Pac-12 with the announcement of Oregon and Washington leaving for the Big Ten.
Last year, the Big Ten made headlines when they porched USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 under the cover of darkness. It was the direct response to Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.
However, the Big 12 did not rest on the loss of Texas and Oklahoma. The Big 12 acted quickly to secure other well-known rising programs from smaller conferences. Additionally, the Big 12 recently took back Colorado from the Pac-12.
Like Colorado did 10-years ago when they left the Big 12 for the Pac-12, they will not be left holding the bag. Just weeks after the announcement of Colorado leaving the Pac-12, Oregon and Washington are leaving too.
Per front office sports ” The Big Ten Presidents are expected to send formal offers to Oregon and Washington.”
Ultimately, this move by Oregon and Washington is the final nail in the coffin for the once great Pac-12 Conference. Arizona and Arizona State are in talks to leave as well for the Big 12 too.