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Pac-12 Conference Next Team Odds: Who Is Most Likely To Join The Pac-12?

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com

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Pac-12 Conference Next Team Odds: Who Is Most Likely To Join The Pac-12?

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This fall Pac-12 Conference will officially lose USC, UCLA, Washington, and Oregon to the Big Ten, then Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah to the Big 12, and finally Cal and Stanford to the ACC. 

That leaves Oregon State and Washington State as the lone teams to a conference, at best, on the brink. But don’t tell the Pac-12 that. The league is not planning to fold; in fact, it plans to go hard to recruit teams to join a revamped conference soon. 

Bookies.com veteran oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed his betting odds as to which teams would be poised to join a new-look Pac-12 Conference. 

Pac-12 Conference Next Team Odds

San Diego State+250
Colorado State+300
Boise State+400
Fresno State+650
UT-San Antonio+750
New Mexico+850
San Jose State+1000
Air Force+1200
Utah State+1200
North Texas+1400
No Expansion/Pac-12 Disbands+300

(*-Team odds reflect multiple teams joining)

This market is for entertainment purposes only and has been created by the Bookies.com team. It is not currently available on betting apps. Percentages will not add up to 100% most time because these are designed to simulate odds a sportsbook would set.

Potential New Pac-12 Teams

Reports suggest the Pac-12 will be looking into expanding very soon. It’s pretty late on the calendar to be looking to add teams, with all but two of its members gone starting in 2024. 

The only teams left, Washington State and Oregon State, aren’t sitting by idly waiting for a Pac-12 that’s botched every previous realignment moment. They’re expected to receive offers from the Big 12, and the ACC is also in the mix, especially as that conference deals with potential losses of its own (Clemson, Florida State, and North Carolina are considering bailing for the SEC or Big Ten). 

In fact, the two final member schools leaving for a new conference and turning the Pac-12 into a zero-school conference is the most likely scenario according to the odds.

If the Pac-12 does expand, look to the Mountain West and AAC conferences as its most likely pools of future fish. 

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A merger of sorts with the Mountain West makes sense from a geographic standpoint. If that’s the case, five schools head the way. San Diego State and Colorado State seem like no-brainers based on location, success, and population. UNLV gets the conference into Vegas, Boise State is a football brand. They both make considerable sense. 

Fresno State is a bubble school, as is New Mexico, but if the conference wants to get to eight teams, they have an edge over others. 

The Pac-12 could head further east, notably invading Texas for talent. UT-San Antonio took third in the AAC, behind SMU (going to the Big 12) and Tulane. Like UTSA, Florida Atlantic joined the AAC in 2023, but could be another key target further east into another athletic hotbed state if the media money is there. 

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Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.