What a big Big Ten conference might look like if Oregon joins USC, UCLA and more

In the big day of news that Thursday brought for the world of college football, some information was overshadowed later in the evening.

According to Ryan Kartje in the LA Times, there is a report that no other Pac-12 team is expected to join the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in their move to the Big Ten “at this time.”

Of course, you can do whatever you want “right now,” but it’s widely believed that the news of two major teams leaving the Pac-12 will cause a domino effect of other teams jumping ship. We speculated that the Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies might be the next to make the jump from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, and even went so far as to predict where each Pac-12 team would end up if the conference broke up and a possible merger of the other teams with the Big-12.

However, if this all comes to pass, it will give us an exciting product to watch in the world of college football. The super conference era will begin, where the Big Ten could eventually have 20-plus teams. You should expect the SEC to follow suit and poach some of the top talent from the ACC – Clemson, Miami, Florida State – and further create its own super conference.

However, we will focus on the SEC on a different day. What we want to see right now is how the Big Ten would shape up if 6 teams from the Pac-12 decided to come into the series. When you put names to paper, something truly remarkable is created.

Here’s how we envision the Big Ten could be in a few years if things continue on this path:

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Marching Band takes the field before the NCAA football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
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Oregon Ducks

EUGENE, OR – NOVEMBER 07: Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. #3 of the Oregon Ducks greets his teammates as they come onto the field before the game against the California Golden Bears at Autzen Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Michigan Wolverines

USC Trojans

November 4, 2017; Los Angeles, California, USA View of the Southern California Trojans logo at midfield during an NCAA football game against the Arizona Wildcats at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions

Oct 31, 2015; University Park, PA, USA General view of the Penn State Nittany Lions logo inside Beaver Stadium before the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State won 39-0. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Bruins

October 23, 2021. Pasadena, California, USA. UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Spartans

March 8, 2020; East Lansing, Michigan, USA The Michigan State Spartans mascot performs during the second half of a game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Breslin Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers

November 11, 2017; Madison, WI, USA The Wisconsin logo at center field before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies

November 6, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA Washington Huskies linebacker Jackson Sirmon (43) celebrates after a safety against the Oregon Ducks during the first quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins

September 30, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA A general view of the Maryland Terrapins helmets during pre-game before a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Hawkeyes

October 6, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA A general view of the Iowa Hawkeyes helmets before a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers

November 9, 2019; West Lafayette, IN, USA The Purdue Boilermakers mascot at Pitt in the 2nd half against the Texas Longhorns at Mackey Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Utes

October 9, 2021. Los Angeles, CA, USA. Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising (7) dives into the end zone for a third quarter touchdown on USC Trojans defensive lineman Nick Figueroa (50) at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Golden Gophers

December 28, 2021; Phoenix, AZ, USA Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach PJ Fleck (center) celebrates with the trophy next to players Tyler Nubin (left) and Ky Thomas (right) after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Hoosiers

December 28, 2021; Phoenix, AZ, USA Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach PJ Fleck (center) celebrates with the trophy next to players Tyler Nubin (left) and Ky Thomas (right) after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Allen walks on the sideline during the fourth quarter of the NCAA Division I football game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
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California Golden Bears

November 12, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA The California Golden Bears raise their helmets in a pregame huddle against the Oregon State Beavers at AT&T Park. Mandatory credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern wildcats

September 30, 2017; Madison, WI, USA Northwestern Wildcats helmets on the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini

November 27, 2021; Champaign, Illinois, USA Illinois Fighting Illini offensive lineman Doug Kramer (65) lifts the Land of Lincoln trophy after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Corn Huskers

October 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers football Scarlet-White game at SHI Stadium on Friday, April 22, 2022. S #23 Wesley Bailey.

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