Pac-12 programs set potential timeline for realignment decision, per report
A pair of Pac-12 programs reportedly have a timeline in mind for when a potential realignment decision could be made.
In a Saturday report for CBS Sports, Dennis Dodd reports Oregon State and Washington State are not expected to make a decision on a future conference until around Labor Day — or longer. As of this writing, that’s 9 days away with Week 1 of college football still to be played between now and then.
Dodd includes in his report that American commissioner Mike Aresco is expected to engage both programs via Zoom next week and an in-person meeting on both campuses soon after. The Mountain West has already pitched the two schools.
Dodd reports that some of the delay in timing comes from Oregon State and Washington State being advised not to make a decision until they have clarity on how much revenue remains to be distributed from the likely dissolution of the Pac-12. Dodd cited sources that project the windfall could be upwards of mid-8 figures.
As for Stanford and Cal, those 2 programs are once again involved in talks to join the ACC according to various reports. A move is under “serious consideration” and would likely include SMU making the move with the pair of Pac-12 schools.