Oklahoma Football: Big Ten, Pac 12 Are Out; What Will Big 12 Decide?

The Pac-12 has more national championships than any other competing sports conference in America, and it's not even close. It's the only conference to win 500 combined national titles, which is beyond 200 more than the Big Ten, which has close to 300 championships.

When it comes to the best of the best in college football, though, both of these conferences have noticeably lagged behind during this century. Over a couple of decades, neither of these two Power 5 conferences has landed a team in more than four national championship games, and they have been outliers during the restart of college sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the SEC starts this weekend, and joins the ACC and Big 12 which are already in progress, the traditional Rose Bowl conferences might be on the outside looking in.

Pac-12 is the most prestigious collegiate conference on the West Coast, and it has dominated the overall college landscape when it comes to national titles. But those are just numbers when it comes to overall leadership in the current climate of collegiate sports.

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Oregon and Pac-12 Football
Juwan Johnson #6 of the Oregon Ducks flips after being tackled by Jaylon Johnson #1 of the Utah Utes during the Pac-12 Championship football game at Levi's Stadium on December 6, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Pac-12 has only placed four teams in the national championship game since 1998, with three of those happening in the early part of this century. Alika Jenner/Getty Images

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