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The Big East says "The BIG EAST Conference will host a media teleconference Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. Eastern time to address conference membership."
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According to CBS Sports and repeated in today's Hartford Courant the Big East will announce that Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and UCF will join the Big East Conference 2013.

Sources: Boise State to Big East
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/s...ce-boise-state-four-others-joining-conference

http://brett-mcmurphy.blogs.cbsspor...522/33728643?ttag=gen10_on_all_fb_na_txt_0001

Conference Realignment Map - Select Big East on left menu
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/conference-realignment
Interesting polls on the ESPN page
http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/7323642/does-part-big-east-name-apply

2013 Line up, if The BE makes WV, Pitt & Syracuse stay until after the end of the 2013 FB season .
(I used CBS Sports Top 120 Rankings)
Possible Alignment for one year:

West Division
Boise State #4
Houston #14
West Virginia #26
San Diego State #46
SMU #61
*Navy #79
U of Central Florida #82

East Division
Rutgirls #38
Louisville #45
Pittsburgh #63
*Air Force #71
USF #74
UCONN #81
Syracuse #85

Possible Additions *
If not Azzi Fudd possible Temple #52
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Most Likely 2014 Line up

West Division
Boise State #4
Houston #14
San Diego State #46
SMU #61
*Navy #79
U of Central Florida #82

East Division
Cincinnati #32
Rutgirls #38
Louisville #45
*Air Force #71
USF #74
UCONN #81

Possible Additions *
If not Azzi Fudd then likely Temple #52

Overall I think this makes the BE stronger. As long as Boise remains a top 25 team because thats about all they bring ie they don't travel well. And I like Houston, San Diego, SMU and UCF for their TV markets. Also FYI in 2010 UCF was ranked #10 I believe!
With this line up there are 3 or 4 legit top 25 teams and a total of 10 possible top 50 teams.
I think Marinate told them that together that the BE with those teams would make alot more $$$ in TV rights. And I think it's true. Should be interesting if the BE gets that CBS deal their angling for! Imagine if the 3 BE defectors and TCU had stuck around!
Anyway I would not be surprised if when the new teams come in, the 3 BE teams WV, Cuse & Pitt are released from the league. Hopefully everybody sticks around for a while! ;)
 
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