Clemson and Florida State to the Big 12?

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The Big 12 Conference has already solidified itself as one of the top three conferences in college athletics, and it could soon get a whole lot better!

According to reports today from Ross Dellenger of Yahoo Sports and John Kurtz from KC Sports Network, there have been “early conversations” about Florida State and Clemson joining the Big 12 in the near future!

Dellenger said the following today: “There is at least early conversations between the Big 12 and those schools about the possibility.”

As you may or may not know, Florida State is already attempting to leave the ACC and Clemson obviously would want to get off of that sinking ship, particularly if Florida State is leaving.

With an already deep conference in place, adding the likes of Florida State and Clemson would likely push the Big 12 into the #2 conference in the nation ahead of the Big Ten and could make a run at the SEC as the top conference as well.

Earlier today at the Big 12 Media Days, Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark made it clear that he’s not done expanding the conference. “I won’t stop until the Big 12 is the best conference in America,” Yorkmark said. “We’re one of the three best conferences right now and we’re getting better. Think about where we were 24 months ago and where we are today.”

Yormark added Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah to the conference this season after losing Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC. Although Texas and Okahoma are big losses, the current conference is very deep top to bottom and perhaps gives West Virginia an even better chance of competing for conference championships.