STILLWATER — Mike Gundy always campaigned for no divisions in Big 12 football. Now he's ready to do the same if Oklahoma State joins the Pac-10.
"I would not have divisions,” Gundy said Thursday. "I would have one league. The two best records play in a championship game.”
The expected move of six Big 12 schools, including OSU and OU, to the Pac-10 is moving at an accelerated speed, though no announcement is expected before next week. Sorting out details of the expanded league could be months away.
Early reports of the proposed Pac-16 say the conference would be split into two divisions: Arizona State and Arizona joining the Big 12 schools in an east division, with the California, Oregon and Washington schools forming a west division.
But Gundy has an ally in his no-division plan: OSU basketball coach Travis Ford.
"Personally, I'd like to see it where you could play some of the (West Coast) teams more,” Ford said. "Be creative. If you do it, be a little creative with it. Whatever that means, let's be creative.