Cincinnati, BYU among favorites for Big 12 expansion

If there is one thing that seems almost certain at this point it is that the Big 12 is going to be expanding very soon. There is no telling how many teams they will actually add, but there are four teams rumored to be favorites for addition to the conference.

The Big 12 held meeting in Phoenix over the weekend and everyone seemed to be pretty interested in the topics being brought up. The main discussion was expansion and right now, the four teams being favored are ones that have had their names tossed around for a while.

Chuck Carlton of SportsDay reported that Cincinnati, BYU, Connecticut, and Colorado State are the four names in the Big 12 expansion hat right now. The Rams are interesting because they would bring the Denver market to the conference.

For Cincinnati and Connecticut, they could make sense for the conference as they are both former members of the Big East, which was a part of the Big Six during the BCS days. BYU has been a national power in the past, so adding a large fan base like theirs would do well for the Big 12.

The deal likely isn’t going to happen before the start of the 2016 college football season, but you can expect the conference to build their way back to 12 teams, if not more, in the very near future.

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