it's just not going to be the #1 basketball conference anymore. it'll just be consistently #3-#4 every year.
Georgetown, Nova, Marquette, Louisville, Memphis, Temple, Cincinnati, UCONN
yes...if the big east loses UCONN and Louisville ever, then the Bigeast is just a glorified Conference USA.
It also comes down to teams like St Johns, Providence, Hall, South Florida stepping it up. (houston, smu, ucf do nothing)
the big east now has 17 teams though, which leaves me to believe that they have room for another new member.... Butler? Charlotte? UAB? UMASS? Xavier? St Louis?