The Pac-12 is unlikely to secede from the conference unless they expand, which is probably even more unlikely.
Conference realignment could unfold with the Big 12 and the ACC regarding Florida State's disgruntling over the new TV deal.
The sordid tale of conference realignment, Pac-12 expansion, and the fall of the Big 12 and Texas from grace draws many parallels to the fall of the Corleone Family and the Godfather Part II.
Conference Realignment: Oklahoma & Oklahoma State Close To The Pac-12, Texas Still Playing Hard To Get
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners are ready to join the Pac-14. The Texas Longhorns are dragging their feet and opening the door up for the Kansas schools to think of the Pac-16.
The Texas Longhorns have to fold in the Longhorn Network into the Pac-12 regional television deal if they ever plan on being invited to the conference.
The Texas Longhorns could finally be conceding to Pac-12 expansion, and join up with the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Texas Tech Red Raiders in conference realignment.
The Texas Longhorns have multiple options if they can't save the Big 12, including going to the ACC or choosing independence. But joining an expanding Pac-12 might be their best option.
The Pac-12 could expand to 14 teams with the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but it's an unresolved mystery as to how the conference can break them up into two separate divisions and satisfy all the major schools.
The Pac-12 might soon be getting bids to join from the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys after the Texas A&M Aggies left for the SEC. How Texas reacts to such a move could determine the fate of the crumbling Big 12 and whether the Longhorns join their rivals to the North in a new Pacific conference.
If the Texas Longhorns are serious about keeping the Big 12 together, should Larry Scott and the Pac-12 extend invites to the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks?
The Texas Longhorns seem to be prostituting themselves out for anyone supporting Texas, and will do anything to keep Baylor and Oklahoma in line to prevent the Big 12 from crumbling and the Pac-12 from expanding.
The defection of the Texas A&M Aggies to the SEC could immediately trigger the departure of the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys to the Pac-12.
Larry Scott is playing hardball, as the Pac-12 seems intent on taking the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Texas Longhorns could be left sitting in the cold in a dying Big 12 unless they decide to come along, and they'd have to concede their TV network.
The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns are talking to the Pac-12, presumably about potential expansion opportunities which would add these Big 12 powerhouses along with Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
If the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders plan on joining the Pac-12, the Texas Longhorns need to be dragged along with them and the Longhorn Network has to be reshuffled.