In a few years, the PAC will be clearly behind the Big 12 in the pecking order and regret not expanding.
They are behind the big 12 now and will also be behind the new big 12.
doubt they regret not expanding though. They are too stubborn and snobbish for that.
They don't decide anything. If the Big 12 takes hold, ESPN will tell them who to add by telling them how much more they will pay.
Similar to how they broke up the Mountain West, CUSA, the Big East, the SWC, the first BIg 12, the 2nd Big 12, and eventually, this 3rd Big 12.
I was a bit shocked at how badly the PAC-12 represented in Las Vegas last night. The LVRJ reported in its article today about BYU-Notre Dame next October in Vegas that 80% of the crowd last night was BYU fans.
UofA is about the same distance from Vegas as BYU and has lots of alums in Phoenix, Vegas, and SoCal, and only 10k or so show up for a major neutral site game opener. The Oregon State fans did better for the TCU-Oregon St. matchup at Cowboys stadium a decade ago.
When has Zona given a rats arse about football? Not surprised at all that a team on a 12 game losing streak ain’t drawing to a neutral site.
I still think they will expand in 1-2 years. They have time to evaluate options and negotiate tv deals. PAC renegotiates earlier than Big 12. We have higher average tv viewership. It will likely benefit them to add 2-6 of us upon beginning the new deal, not a day before.