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New Big East should look like this:

All the talk about the Big East expansion has stated that Boise State and Air Force would be football-only members. That leaves only poor prospects for conferences to house all of our other sports. I think the Big East should add all its new teams in all sports.

Now, I know that, as presently constituted/proposed that would result in unwieldy travel for our non-football teams. But I have a new proposal (and a poll) after the jump (natch).

With WVU's departure the Big East is in need of another team to get to its desired 12 football-playing schools. If that school is also in the western US (I'm thinking BYU or SDSU) this plan would work beautifully:

Football divisions:

West East
Boise State Cincinnati
BYU/SDSU Uconn
Air Force Rutgers
Houston South Florida
SMU UCF
Louisville Navy

 

Everything else (pods):

Far West Midwest Northeast Southeast
Boise State Cincinnati Uconn South Florida
BYU/SDSU Villanova Rutgers UCF
Air Force Marquette Seton Hall Navy
SMU Notre Dame St John's Louisville
Houston DePaul Providence Georgetown

 

Provided the right scheduling framework, this alignment could accommodate travel much easier for basketball and other sports that play more than 12 games. Such a scenario would likely be much more attractive to BSU, AFA, and the yet-to-be-determined 12th football school (BYU, SDSU, or even UNR).

A note: I'm not a Big East expert. It's possible my alignment has broken up some traditional basketball rivalries. I'm not even certain I have my geography correct! That being said, I'm sure adjustments/accommodations can be made to make something like this work.

Thoughts?

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