For the purposes of this thread, don't argue what you think will happen. There are other threads for that. That said, this seems a lot more likely than it did even 2 days ago. Let's just assume the following: Big 12 adds: FSU, GTech, Clemson, Louisville Big 10 adds: UNC, UVa SEC adds: NC State, VTech ACC has: Duke, Wake, Maryland, BCU, Syracuse, Pitt, Miami. BYU and Air Force are still open to joining a league, especially for football. Let's also assume that Duke doesn't form a D1 Patriot League, which is possibly their best play. What does the Big East and UConn do? The Big East would be at: UConn, Rutgers, Cincinnati, USF Hoops: Marquette, Depaul, Providence, Seton Hall, St. Johns, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Villanova Adding: Memphis, SMU, Houston, UCF, Temple, Boise (F), SDSU (F), Navy (F) The Big East really jumped the gun adding SDSU, UCF, Temple and Memphis. If the league hadn't added those four, it would have a lot more options right now. They weren't going anywhere. I can almost see the Temple situation because of scheduling, almost, but the other 3 would have had their application ready to send on June 30, 2012. Do the core Big East schools UConn join the ACC at what would likely be $13MM a year and play in a league that has ONE team, Cincinnati, that has finished the regular season in the Top 10 in the last 8 years? Do we uninvite schools? That seems like a lawsuit and terrible publicity. Does the Big East even take Miami and BCU back? Miami isn't even trying, and may be hammered by the NCAA, again. BCU sucks, and UMass is D1 now. My earlier proposal of splitting the western schools off but keeping an affiliation still seems like the best solution.