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Conference Shifting

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.

Big East

Connecticut

St. John’s

Villanova

West Virginia

Notre Dame

Georgetown

Pittsburgh

Providence

Seton Hall

Virginia Tech

Temple

U Massachusetts

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.

ACC

Boston College

Clemson

Duke

Florida State

Georgia Tech

Miami

Maryland

North Carolina

N.C. State

Virginia

Rutgers

Wake Forest

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

Indiana

Iowa

Ohio State

Penn State

Purdue

Wisconsin

Illinois

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Northwestern

Syracuse

Since Notre Dame rejected an invitation, Syracuse joins to give the conference 12 teams for football

Atlantic 10

Rhode Island

St. Joseph’s

St. Bonaventure

Fordham

Xavier

George Washington

Dayton

La Salle

Duquesne

Detroit

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

Butler

Cleveland State

Illinois-Chicago

Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wisconsin-Green Bay

Loyola-Chicago

Wright State

Valpariso

Valpo rejoins the teams from the old Mid-Con. If Butler leaves, Youngstown State, Missouri-Kansas City, and long shot Oakland would be considered.