Reported first by Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 are expected to announce an alliance formation within the next few weeks.
Auerbach says the three Power-5 conferences could announce as early as next week.
News: The Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC are expected to make a formal announcement about their alignment soon, perhaps as early as next week, multiple sources told @TheAthletic.
This isn't just about scheduling. More: https://t.co/OyBicG7uiv
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 20, 2021
The schools within the conferences want to prioritize academics and athletics, while having a broad and diverse competition offering.
Last Friday it was announced that the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 were in talks of aligning non-conference schedules together but it seems like it is much more than just scheduling games with each other. The domino effect in college football continues to fall. Looks like this is what the other Power-5 conferences are doing to counter Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC.