As was anticipated over the last couple of days, neither the Big Ten nor the Pac-12 will be playing college football this fall. The Big Ten made its decision first, and league officials are going to explore a spring season. The Pac-12’s move was bit different, as it postponed all league sports through Jan. 1—which is to say that its decision also affects basketball.
So two of the five power-conferences are sitting out the fall football season for sure, while the Pac-12 basically just shut down the non-conference portion of its basketball season.
Meanwhile, the Big 12, SEC, and ACC football seasons are still on the board, at least officially. In particular, the ACC doesn’t appear close to canceling its fall plans.
An ACC source told me today: “We’re further away from pulling out now than we were a few days ago. I think we’re more steady in the boat in sticking with our plan. Given the conditions of COVID, we know that can change quickly.” 1/2— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020
If the Big 12 opts out with the Pac-12 and Big Ten, the Atlantic Coast Conference is also highly likely to postpone. If the Big 12 opts in, the ACC and Southeastern Conference likely would push forward with trying to play in the fall.
Big 12 officials are also meeting on Tuesday night, though per reports, they are not expected to make a decisive play/postpone decision.
The ACC also issued a statement after the B1G/Pac-12 decisions:
What the point of that is, I do not know.