The Pac-12 has 12 schools. With Oklahoma and Texas set to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, that conference will soon have just eight.
Might they merge to form a Pac-20 Conference or perhaps a Big 20? How about a Super Pac-20?
According to multiple reports, the commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merge.
The merging part has us very interested.
A full merger of the Big 12 and Pac-12 would create a 20-team conference with schools in every major U.S. time zone, something no other conference has.
That would make it unique and potentially pretty valuable in the ever-important TV contract discussions for conferences.
What could a Big 12 and Pac-12 merger look like?
Here's some possibilities to split up the conference, should the Pac-12 and Big 12 decide it is in their best interests to join forces.
Keep the two-division model
It would not be hard for the Pac-12 to continue with a North and South division by just slotting in the Big 12 teams into one of those divisions.
The Pac-12 North could keep Washington, Washington State, Stanford, California, Oregon and Oregon State, and add Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas and Kansas State.