Utah, Arizona and Arizona State Joining Big 12

Originally published at: https://pistolsfiringblog.com/utah-arizona-and-arizona-state-joining-big-12/

The Big 12 is officially at 16 members for next year.

I’m just glad that this round of realignment is over with and the Big 12 is on (for now) fairly solid ground.
In a weird way, you have to be glad OU & Texas made their move when they did. Had USC & UCLA made their move first, who knows where the Big 12 would be.
I do feel bad for Oregon State and Washington State. They’re about to take a massive revenue hit which means a bunch of people are going to lose their jobs through no fault of their own.
Going forward, it’s going to interesting to see how the conference is aligned. Is the Big 12 going to divisions, pods, or something else? I’m a fan of pods, but ultimately whatever is best for the conference I’ll support.