COLLEGE SPORTS

Who Is In The Big 12? Sizing Up Membership After Realignment Moves

Aug 4, 2023, 10:12 PM | Updated: 10:12 pm

Big 12, Brett Yormark, Conference Realignment...

The Big 12 Conference will jump up to 16 teams after the additions of the four corner schools. (Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference)

(Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Big 12 Conference has made some seismic moves in the realignment game over the past two weeks. If you haven’t followed everyone’s tweets, threads, or message board posts, it might be hard to wrap your mind around where the membership sits at the moment in the league.

So let’s unpack where everything sits with the Big 12.

Who is in the Big 12?

During the 2023-24 academic year, the Big 12 Conference features 14 teams with Texas and Oklahoma. The membership for this year includes Baylor, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.

After this upcoming year, Texas and Oklahoma will leave for the SEC.

Here’s where things get interesting.

Beginning in the 2024-25 year, the Big 12 will welcome Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah to the league. That will bring membership up to 16 teams.

  • Arizona Wildcats (2024 year joined the Big 12)
  • Arizona State Sun Devils (2024)
  • Baylor Bears (1996)
  • BYU Cougars (2023)
  • UCF Knights (2023)
  • Cincinnati Bearcats (2023)
  • Colorado Buffaloes (1996-2010; 2024)
  • Houston Cougars (2023)
  • Iowa State Cyclones (1996)
  • Kansas Jayhawks (1996)
  • Kansas State Wildcats (1996)
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys (1996)
  • TCU Horned Frogs (2012)
  • Texas Tech Red Raiders (1996)
  • Utah Utes (2024)
  • West Virginia Mountaineers (2012)

“We are thrilled to welcome Arizona, Arizona State and Utah to the Big 12,” said Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. “The Conference is gaining three premier institutions both academically and athletically, and the entire Big 12 looks forward to working alongside their presidents, athletic directors, student-athletes and administrators.”

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on Twitter and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

College Sports

BYU Football, Sale Fano, Westlake High Commit...

Mitch Harper

Westlake Edge Rusher Sale Fano Commits To BYU Football

BYU picks up a commitment from a Westlake High School prospect.

18 hours ago

NCAA-Logo-Basketball...

Ralph D. Russo, AP

NCAA Votes To Accept $2.8 Billion Settlement That Could Change College Sports

The NCAA and Big Ten Conference leadership approved a $2.8 billion settlement of antitrust claims Wednesday.

2 days ago

Pac-12, Annual Revenue, Logo...

Michelle Bodkin

Pac-12 Shares Record Financial Results From 2022-23 Fiscal Year

The Pac-12 Conference shared their financial results from the 2022-23 fiscal year noting they brought in record gains.

2 days ago

greg-newman-gets-after-alabama-quarterback-john-parker-wilson-in-2009-sugar-bowl...

Michelle Bodkin

Former Utah Football Player Greg Newman Has Passed Away, Family Raising Funds To Study CTE

Former Utah football standout defensive lineman Greg Newman has passed away according to a GoFundMe put out by his family.

2 days ago

kai roberts utah...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Baseball Ends Time In Pac-12 On High Note With Win Over Oregon In Pool Play

The Utah baseball season has likely come to an end at the Pac-12 Tournament going 1-1 in pool play with a win over the Oregon Ducks.

2 days ago

caroline-longshore-feels-her-husbands-heart-in-former-utah-basketball-player-kenny-gardner...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Mourns Loss Of Kenny Gardner

The Runnin' Utes are mourning the loss of larger-than-life former player Kenny Gardner who passed away at the age of 75. 

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Who Is In The Big 12? Sizing Up Membership After Realignment Moves