We were proud to have our work referenced in Jon Wilner’s Mercury News article, “If the Pac-12 were to expand, one school stands as the clear No. 1 pick.”

For those who wish to dive in a little deeper, we’ve included in this blog post a more complete picture of key datapoints for the schools most frequently mentioned for Power 5 expansion in comparison to the Pac-12. These metrics cover TV viewership, investment in key athletics, and recent performance in football and men’s basketball.


TV Ratings Among Considered Universities
Source: Sports Media Watch – Major channels defined as ABC, CBS, FOX, or ESPN


Investment in Athletics
Sources: Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: College Athletics Financial Information (CAFI) Database & USA Today
Recent Success in Revenue Sports
Sources: KenPom & S/P+