It is expected that Virginia Tech will accept an invitation to The Big
East Conference but the school that will trigger conference re-alignment
is the University of Miami. It is rumored that the Hurricanes will accept
an invitation to the ACC. If this occurs, the following could happen.
The Big East weakens the A-10 by taking UMass and Temple. Syracuse leaves
for the Big Ten because Miami, Rutgers, and Boston College leave for the
ACC. U Mass is important because the conference gets back the Boston market.
The Big East football restructures.
The ACC adds Miami, Boston College, and Rutgers. This gives them 12 teams
so they can have a conference championship game in football. They also
add the Boston and New York markets.
Big Ten +2
Since Notre Dame rejected an invitation, Syracuse joins to give the conference
12 teams for football
Virginia Tech leaves for Big East and Detroit takes their place. They could
expand to 12 with the addition of Butler and Old Dominion. The addition
of Detroit makes sense because of market size and a conference history
with Dayton, Xavier, and Duquesne.
Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Valpo rejoins the teams from the old Mid-Con. If Butler leaves, Youngstown
State, Missouri-Kansas City, and long shot Oakland would be considered.