FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Big 12 reportedly cuts a team once considered a leader for expansion

The Big 12 makes a shocking cut.

So the other day, it was reported that the Big 12 had cut their expansion candidates down six or eight teams. The next day, that ballooned back up, with up to 12 teams still claiming they had a shot to make it into the conference.

In a surprising twist, one team was reportedly cut on Friday, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that Memphis is no longer in consideration for the Big 12.

The 11 schools still in consideration: Air Force, Colorado State, SMU, Tulane, Houston, UCF, USF, Connecticut, Rice, BYU, Colorado State, and Cincinnati.

It would be a bit of a shocker if Memphis is really out already when Tulane, SMU, and Rice are still in consideration. It just seems like Memphis would offer so much more to the conference than most of the other schools reportedly still in consideration.

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I guess the bribe didn't work. Sorry Tiger fans.