The college football landscape is about to experience its second massive change in as many years.

About 11 months after Texas and Oklahoma made waves preparing to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, USC and UCLA are exploring a similar seismic move with a move from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten soon. 2024, according to multiple reports.

Pac-12 insider Jon Wilner was the first to report the potential transfer of college football powers, saying the transfer “has not been finalized” and that talks are ongoing.

After Wilner’s report, several insiders confirmed the veracity of the plans, which would continue to consolidate power in college football.

The Big 12 responded to the loss of Texas and Oklahoma by adding Group of Five wonders Cincinnati, Houston, UCF and BYU. Whether the Pac-12 tries to fill its ranks through similar means — or if more teams flock to the Big Ten — will be one of the biggest storylines of the 2022 college football season.

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College football as an institution is changing. As the name, image and likeness conversations continue with the transfer portal, these conference realignments illustrate a shift in philosophy in the sport. If and when it becomes official (and it’s a long road to get there), the Pac-12 will have to respond.

The Big Ten, of course, still has to approve the move and there’s always the matter of money. But the cogs that have been set in motion are going to have a hard time slowing down.

Here’s the latest on potential moves from USC and UCLA to the Big Ten.

Big Ten news: Latest updates on USC and UCLA joining the conference

This section will be updated as updates to the change arrive.

June 30th

It’s official: USC and UCLA have been accepted into the Big Ten, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. They will join the league in 2024.

June 30th

Ross Dellenger reports that the Big Ten presidents will vote to accept UCLA and USC into the conference. The vote should be unanimous.

Meanwhile, Pac-12 presidents and athletic directors will be calling to discuss the move.

June 30th

Brett McMurphy said the deal could be done by Friday and the conference could continue to expand beyond 16 teams. Meanwhile, the Big 12 could look to add Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah.

June 30th

According to Brett McMurphy, USC and UCLA approached the Big Ten to join. The Big Ten, it seems, want to oblige.

June 30th

While he’s certain, Ross Delenger points out that conferences that aren’t the Big Ten or the SEC now need to keep a close eye on their high-profile schools. He names Oregon, Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina as specific targets. Stanford could also be a sleeper in this category.

Power 5 conferences projected for 2025


  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • Auburn

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Kentucky

  • USL

  • Oklahoma (join 2025)

  • Ole Miss

  • Mississippi State

  • Missouri

  • Caroline from the south

  • Tennessee

  • Texas (join 2025)

  • Texas A&M

  • Vanderbilt

Big Ten

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Maryland

  • Michigan

  • state of michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Nebraska

  • North West

  • ohio state

  • Penn State

  • Purdue

  • Rutgers

  • UCLA (join 2024)

  • USC (join 2024)

  • Wisconsin

Big 12


  • Boston College

  • Clemson

  • duke

  • state of florida

  • Georgia Technology

  • Louisville

  • Miami, Florida

  • North Carolina

  • NC status

  • Pittsburgh

  • Syracuse

  • Virginia

  • Virginia Tech

  • WakeForest


  • Arizona

  • Arizona State

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Oregon

  • Oregon State

  • Stanford

  • Utah

  • Washington

  • washington state


  • Notre Dame (ACC voting member)