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What USC Can Do (if they don't want the Pac-12)

In this article, I analyzed why independence probably won't work, what USC would do instead if they decide to bail on the Pac-12, and what kind of ramifications it could have on a national level.

Highlights:

Independence gives less access to the BCS (since you have a limited number of at-large slots available), creates scheduling hassles for football (the Big East is the only AQ league Notre Dame seems to be able to schedule between mid-October and their annual California trip; that wouldn’t really work for USC) and all other sports (it’s far easier to fill basketball, baseball etc. schedules as a member of a league… and I don’t think USC wants to join the WCC), and leaves a school alone and without real allies. Basically independence is a near-guaranteed loser.

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So what could USC do? Instead of independence, they could instead be the catalyst for the formation of a new league. As everyone knows, Texas is already a wildcard. What if they and USC decided to form a "best of" league between the Pac-12 and Big 12?

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in pretty much any combination, that’s a true power league that rivals the SEC in football, the Big Ten in academics, and both in market size and cultural impact right off the bat.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors.

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