(670 The Score) The Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC being set to reveal a strategic alliance seems like more bad news for the Big 12, Fox Sports analyst Dave Wannstedt said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning.
The Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC plan to work together on football scheduling, governance of college sports and shared goals, the Associated Press reported. The news comes after the recent revelation that Texas and Oklahoma will leave the Big 12 for the SEC. All of this has imperiled the future of the Big 12, where “everybody’s pretty much on its own,” Wannstedt said before detailing what further realignment will look like.
Soon enough, Wannstedt sees Kansas and Iowa State joining the Big Ten, Oklahoma State and Kansas State joining the Pac-12 and West Virginia leaving for the ACC.
“I was told, I was at the Fox meetings in Phoenix a week ago and we were talking, and a lot of the Big Ten people were all there,” Wannstedt said. “And it sounds like the Big 12 … the Big 12, we know Oklahoma and Texas are gone. And for any of our listeners, it sounds like Oklahoma State and Kansas State are going to the Pac-12. So that’s done. It sounds like West Virginia is going to end up in the ACC, which would make sense with Virginia, Pitt, everybody there. And it sounds like Iowa State and Kansas are going to join – they’re the two schools that are probably going to join the Big Ten here locally. There will be a few schools – the Texas Techs and TCUs – right now, no one knows what they’re going to do. But unfortunately … the Big 12 is talking, ‘Oh, we’re all together on this.’ But they’re not. When that thing happened with Texas and Oklahoma, everybody’s pretty much on their own. And I think this news today just verifies it and makes it real clear now that there’s no Big 12 being mentioned anywhere.”
You can hear more of Wannstedt's thoughts in the video player above.