The Huge 12 Convention has introduced its 16-team, four-year scheduling matrix for the 2024-27 soccer seasons. The scheduling mannequin was developed with a precedence on geography, historic matchups and rivalries in addition to aggressive stability.
“As we glance in the direction of the way forward for this Convention, we’re thrilled to introduce the primary soccer scheduling matrix for the new-look Huge 12,” stated Commissioner Brett Yormark. “I’m grateful to our membership for his or her assist all through the scheduling course of. On this mannequin, aggressive stability and student-athlete wellness was prioritized. Rivalries shall be protected and new matchups shall be launched — the joy and parity this Convention is thought for will proceed for years to come back.”
Throughout the 4 years, all groups will play each other at the very least as soon as residence and away. Some matchups will happen over three seasons whereas others happen in all 4. Matchups in 2024 that have been additionally performed in 2023 is not going to repeat on the identical web site.
The convention appeared to keep up the present 5/4, 4/5 residence/away rotation for all 16 members to attenuate non-conference scheduling disruptions. Different essential components have been balancing annual journey by distance and time zones in addition to sustaining connectivity to rivalries, with out compromising a balanced rotation for all groups.
In 2024, WVU’s residence video games shall be Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and UCF. The highway matchups shall be Arizona, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
In 2025, WVU’s residence slate shall be Colorado, TCU, Texas Tech and Utah. The 5 highway video games shall be Arizona State, BYU, Houston, Kansas and UCF.
In 2026, WVU will play 5 residence video games towards Arizona, Cincinnati, Houston, Kansas and Oklahoma State. The highway video games shall be Iowa State, TCU, Texas Tech and Utah.
Lastly in 2027, WVU will host Arizona State, BYU, Iowa State and UCF and journey to Baylor, Cincinnati, Colorado, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
The Huge 12 will compete as a 16-team convention for the primary time in 2024. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah will grow to be members in the summertime of 2024 becoming a member of Baylor, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia.