, 2022-12-26 09:03:46,
The college football world as we know it changed forever again in 2022. It will never be the same on many levels.
Here are the top 10 stories in college football this year by order of occurrence:
1. PAC-12 EARTHQUAKE
It was an otherwise quiet Thursday last June 30. The biggest news in college sports at the time was Ole Miss’ shocking College World Series championship just a few days previously after a 7-14 start in SEC play. That and Tennessee’s dumbfounding choke in the Super Regional at home to Notre Dame after winning the SEC in a spring at 25-5 and spending virtually the whole season at No. 1.
But word leaked out that morning that there was going to be a major announcement concerning college football late that afternoon. It instead came at lunch time as Pac-12 expert reporter Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News broke the story that was later confirmed by the Pac-12 and the Big Ten. And it would be happening as soon as 2024.
The news came almost exactly one year after the bombshell by Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle that Texas and Oklahoma would be joining the SEC by 2025, or maybe 2024. What happens to the rest of the Pac-12 remains to be seen. How the Big Ten’s future scheduling will be impacted along with that of the SEC are works in progress. USC,…
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