Reports of Oklahoma and Texas set to declare their intentions to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC have left the rest of the conference scrambling to find a new home.
Kansas has reportedly set up a call with the Big Ten.
And Iowa State is reportedly getting involved with the Big Ten as well.
None of the remaining Big 12 schools wants to miss out on joining a Power 5 (or is it 4 now?) conference.
Kansas and Iowa State joining the Big Ten makes sense geographically. Kansas is a basketball powerhouse joining a conference rich in basketball tradition. Iowa State has a solid athletic program and finished the 2020 football season ranked in the Top 10.
Iowa State would be also joining Iowa in the Big Ten for a natural in-state rivalry, brining the Cy-Hawk Series entirely under the Big Ten umbrella.
As for the rest of the Big 12, their future remains to be seen. TCU, Baylor and Texas Tech are reportedly having conversations with the Pac-12.
Oklahoma State, Kansas State and West Virginia would also be looking for homes.
Or do they stay together and bring back the Big 8 conference?