Report: Big 12 will not add new members

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Is the Big 12 to blame for TCU, Baylor snub?
Tuesday December 9th, 2014

The Big 12 will not seek to add new members, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Talk of Big 12 expansion was re-ignited after TCU and Baylor were both left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. Both schools were passed over in favor of Ohio State, after the Buckeyes had a strong showing in the Big Ten championship game. The Big 12 is the only Power Five conference without a championship game.

Big 12 commissioner: Would have voted TCU for 4th playoff spot​

The NCAA requires a conference to have two divisions of at least six teams in order to contest a championship game, but the Big 12 has only had 10 members since 2011. The NCAA would have to grant the Big 12 a waiver to hold a championship game. 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby named Baylor and TCU co-champions, despite the fact Baylor defeated TCU in October.

- Dan Gartland 

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