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OU rumored to be applying for Pac-12 membership by end of Sept

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With Texas' mouthpiece putting this out there I believe it has some creditability. Texas is doing everything they can to keep the Big 12-3 together so they can get the benefits of the LHN 300 million dollar contract they have signed with ESPN. If Oklahoma and Oklahoma St bolt for the Pac-12 say goodbye to the Big 12. I heard that people are underestimating the potential for zipper divisions in the event Oklahoma, Oklahoma St joined the Pac-12. Meaning the schools would put all of the geographic rivals in separate divisions and have them as protected cross over games.

So if the Pac-14 (or 16 if Texas and Texas Tech went) could look like this with a 9 game schedule. 7 division games, 1 protected rival, and 1 crossover game every year.

Division 1 Division 2
Oregon Oregon St
Washington Washington St.
Colorado Utah
Stanford California
UCLA USC
Arizona Arizona St
Oklahoma Oklahoma St.
Texas Texas Tech

This would protect the CA recruiting all of the schools in Pac-12. With the B1G putting Michigan and Ohio State in separate divisions and potentially playing 2 times a year the chance rivals could play twice wouldn't be uncommon.
 
Great conference. Great rivalries. Great geography. Solid football and basketball. Good balance. And contradicts those who say you can't have two schools in the same state.
 

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