Pac-12 Reportedly Considering 2 Schools For Expansion

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff is visiting with SMU on Wednesday, per college football insider Brett McMurphy.

SMU and San Diego State are currently the top candidates to join the Pac-12 in an upcoming expansion.

The Pac-12 needs to add new members after the impending departures of USC and UCLA. The conference needs more inventory to support a new media rights deal, which is expected to rely heavily on digital streaming services.

SMU has been part of the American Athletic Conference since 2012. The Mustang are set to be a part of the conference’s first ever 14-team format through the 2023 season after the addition of six news teams.

San Diego State has been a member of the Mountain West Conference since 2000.

Klivakoff has reiterated multiple times that the conference’s upcoming media rights deal comes first, but this visit to SMU may indicate a need to add some new members before that gets done.

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