The Pac 10′s Next Move
Now that the Big 12 death has been avoided and the Pac 10′s plot for world dominance with a 16 team conference thwarted, the question becomes what will be the Pac 10′s next move. They’ve got Colorado, which makes them an 11 team conference. They want to expand further, but can’t raid the Big 12 for anymore teams.
So really when you think about it the Pac 10 is only left with one option.
They go after Utah. If they steal Utah from the Mountain West then they’ll be able to take their conference to an even 12 teams and add a conference title game (something they’ve been wanting to do). But Utah just sounds so disappointing compared to the teams they were supposed to get, Texas and Oklahoma. It makes me wonder if adding them would even be worth it.
If the Pac 10 does succeed in luring Utah away from the Mountain West it would leave them with nine teams once again, even with their addition of Boise State. It would also hurt their chances at becoming a BCS Conference, which should lead them to consider maybe adding another team from the WAC (Nevada or Fresno State) to take their conference back up to 10 teams.
So even though a major college sports realignment won’t be happening this year, there are still most definitely going to be some more moves made this summer.