Would the Pac-12 expand beyond 16 teams
?I toss this out not because I expect it to happen but because Larry Scott has worked up 16+ models since expansion first entered his radar in the winter/spring of 2010.
He and deputy commish Kevin Weiberg ó who used to run the Big 12, donít forget ó have spent a lot of time on realignment, and they have thought ofeverything
Again, Iím just thinking out loud Ö but how about the Pac-20
(Why Rice? Not because of the Houston market or its football success but because the CEOs are intrigued by Riceís academic clout.)
Could the Pac-20 happen?
I doubt it, partly because Iím not sure that the Pac-12 would be interested in aligning with the C part of TCU Ė for the same reasons it hasnít been interested in BYU or Baylor.
But could we see a Pac-18
, without TCU and Rice? Perhaps.