Would the Kansas State football program fit in with the Pac-12 if the Big 12 fell apart?
While Kansas might end up in the Big Ten, there are hurdles that may get in Kansas State’s way and prevent them from following along. At least at the moment, it doesn’t appear that the ACC is expanding, but K-State should do everything it can to stay in a Power 5 conference.
So, that leaves the Pac-12.
Culturally and geographically, Kansas State football would certainly be a very odd fit for the Pac-12. That said, this is probably the best case scenario for the Wildcats if the Big 12 were to go belly up.
However, this would largely depend on how much the Pac-12 is looking to expand.
After all, if the Big 12 does fall apart, the Wildcats won’t be the only group that goes looking for a new home. Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, and others may start making calls for the Pac-12 as well.
So, this is far from being a guaranteed possibility for Kansas State.
But, there are a couple of things working in K-State’s favor right now. It’s important to note that the commissioners from the Pac-12 and the Big 12 have been hanging out recently and they’ve discussed the possibility of merging the conferences (or forming some sort of schedule alliance).
Also, Kansas State’s athletic director recently accepted a position where he’s representing the Big 12 on the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Getting someone who could advocate for you on a big stage with a large platform never hurts.