Colorado May Accept Pac 10 Invite Tomorrow

Submitted by Seth9 on June 8th, 2010 at 8:08 PM

According to, Colorado had a major meeting today and will likely be making a major announcement tomorrow. Speculation from other Big 12 schools is that they will announce that they are joining the Pac 10, which would be a masterful move by both the school and the conference to head off Baylor.

UPDATE: Colorado said that this isn't happening.



June 8th, 2010 at 8:24 PM ^

This was about my only chance to see big ten teams here in Colorado.   Guess I'll have to continue to Tivo the games and go Skiing instead :-(


June 8th, 2010 at 8:24 PM ^

One of the likely results is that Kansas, KState, and Iowa State will all end up living in a van down by the river.


June 8th, 2010 at 8:33 PM ^

I sincerely hope it works out like this:

Pac-10 should add Colorado and Utah.

Big 12 replaces Colorado with TCU.

Big 10 gets Notre Dame.

SEC and ACC stay the same, and so does the Big East... but the Big East loses their AQ status.  The MWC will never become AQ because they lose TCU and Utah.  The 5 AQ conferences now all have conference championship games, which was the ultimate goal of this whole process to begin with.


June 8th, 2010 at 9:06 PM ^

The three at large bids now become the annual bitching right. Maybe a power ranking based on that year's cross conference performances and the 4 and 5 conferences play each other while the 1, 2, 3 conferences get a buy.

ADs could agree each school is required to play two to three cross conference games each year to help establish the power rankings. This could finally bring some early seeason matches that mean something, but do not put a school in jeopardy of missing out on the playoff because of a tough OOC schedule.

And windows 7 was my idea...


June 8th, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

if they have an 8 team play-off I could care less about how they figure out the rankings.  Sure there will be bitching, there will be in any scenario, but I don't think there will be much sympathy for a 9th ranked team with 2-3 losses that probably didn't win its conference. 


June 8th, 2010 at 10:24 PM ^

Sorry dude.

Notre Dame is not going to be the 12th team in the Big 10. On the other hand, it would be the 16th.  Four superconferences with 16 teams would control the bowls and championship, and no one would give the Domers the same sweetheart deal it has presently.  So, under that scenario, it's either a conference or the kids' table at Thanksgiving.

Maize.Blue Wagner

June 8th, 2010 at 8:59 PM ^

Agreed, I'm glad to be a fan of a team in one of the conferences which is looking to expand.   It's gotta be really tough to be a fan in the B12 or Big East right now.  I imagine it would be something like how the polish people felt one of the many times their country was picked over and divided up...cept I guess this isn't quite as severe. 


June 8th, 2010 at 9:08 PM ^

Here's the thing, the Big XII will still be a viable conference only if Notre Dame accepts the Big 10 invite. That way the Pac 10 goes to 12 with Utah, TCU goes to the Big XII and BSU goes to the MWC.

However, losing Utah and TCU will be too much for the MWC to overcome to achieve BCS status, IMO.


June 8th, 2010 at 9:36 PM ^

Does this make Texas, A&M, and TT to the P10 less likely because now Baylor doesn't have a spot? Would they really just take Utah? Who would the B12 replace Colorado with? Boise St.?


June 9th, 2010 at 12:45 PM ^

I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean he can just say "Baylor, TT, OK, OKState, Utah, and Colorado are joining, you said it was ok Stanford and Cal."

The schools themselves still have the final say on any possible member, and that's what's key.  I still think the PAC-10 move is an elaborate shell game.


June 9th, 2010 at 1:54 PM ^

I don't know where this is copy and pasted from but it looks like an AP article.

Quote 1:

“I’m not in a position to announce (anything specific), but I have all the direction and support and steer from our group of presidents to pursue the next steps,” Scott said. “I’ve got all the authority that I need to advance our process.”

Quote 2:

By Pac-10 by-laws, expansion of the league is permitted only after a unanimous vote of the presidents and chancellors. Scott would not say whether a vote was held this weekend.

Yes, they can block anything by themselves.  Stanford rejected Texas in the late 80s.  I can't find a link to any article, but I've seen it referenced in nearly all the PAC-10 expansion analyses.


June 8th, 2010 at 9:45 PM ^

As far as I know, Oklahoma legislation wants OU and OSU to stay together as well.  A bit ridiculous if you ask me.  If legislation wasn't involved, Texas to the Big 10 would actually be quite the possibility.


Edit - Annnnnd....  You changed your question, so now I look like an idiot responding to something that nobody asked.


June 8th, 2010 at 11:50 PM ^

Wait, so the recent word is that the Texas State Legislature has pushed to have Baylor included which has been reported that the Pac-10 is willing to drop Colorado...

Colorado has an internal meeting because they're scared...

And the conclusion is that Colorado is going to announce they're joining the Pac-10 tomorrow?

Nice logic.


June 9th, 2010 at 1:52 AM ^

looks like colorado is in position to give a giant middle finger to baylor and the texas state legislature. i imagine that it will be wildly entertaining to watch