Pac-12 releases statement regarding stance on expansion
The Pac-12 is joining into an Alliance with the B1G and ACC, but when it comes expansion from within, the conference has decided to not pursue its options.
The Pac-12 announced a statement on Aug. 26 regarding its stance on expansion:
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— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) August 26, 2021
In the statement, the Pac-12 says: “This decision was made following extensive internal discussion and analysis, and is based on the current competitive strength and cohesiveness of our 12 universities.”
This decision comes after speculation of whether the Pac-12 would pursue any Big 12 schools in the wake of Oklahoma and Texas eventually departing for the SEC.
Since the formation of the College Football Playoff in 2015, the Pac-12 has no national titles and has only fielded one representative: Washington, who lost to Alabama in the 2017 CFP semifinals.
The lone Pac-12 team ranked at the end of the 2020 season was USC at No. 21.