Best Candidates for PAC 12 Realignment

The Big Ten has announced that USC and UCLA will join from the PAC 12. More PAC 12 schools are already reported as applying for admission to the Big Ten. Here’s who a desperate PAC 12 may invite to replace them.

Note: The PAC 12 would need to vote to relax it’s research school requirement before admitting most of these members.

San Diego State

San Diego state SDSU pac 12 realignment

The San Diego state Aztecs have been reunited to the PAC 12 multiple times before, and they fall right in its footprint. Furthermore, they’re one of the better Mountain West Schools at both football and basketball.

UNLV

UNLV pac 12 realignment

The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium is quickly becoming the best away game in the NFL. Who’s to say you couldn’t have such an away game for college football? UNLV would bring much needed money into the PAC 12 as well.

Boise State

Boise state pac 12 realignment

Boise State was often rumored to the PAC 12 as well after their stand out performances in the field at the highest level (we all remember the Fiesta Bowl). They’d also fit in the PAC 12 realignment footprint.

Nevada (Reno)

Nevada pac 12 realignment

Nevada is one of the more realistic candidates as they would have less academic barriers to entry to hurdle. They also have a consistently relevant football program, producing the likes of Kaepernick and Carson Strong. Plus, a natural rival for the addition of UNLV.

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