The Big East made it official on Wednesday, officially becoming less east and more bigger and 100 times more ridiculous. Providence mafia is go.
"PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference formally announced the addition of five prestigious universities to its ranks today, bringing its football membership to 10 and securing a strong core group of FBS schools as it expands into two divisions and works toward its goal of staging an annual conference football championship game.
The University of Central Florida, University of Houston and Southern Methodist University have accepted full membership into the BIG EAST while Boise State University and San Diego State University will compete as members in the sport of football. The BIG EAST Conference Board of Directors, by a unanimous vote of its Presidents, extended the invitations for membership. UCF, Houston and SMU will begin competing in all BIG EAST-sponsored sports in the 2013-14 academic year, while Boise State and San Diego State will start competing in football in the 2013 season."
Answering the most pressing question on everyone's mind, yes, Boston College straight up OWNS the New New Big East. BC was the proud owner of a 78-77-4 (.503) record against current members of the Big East, outscoring Big East opponents 3,432 to 3,219 (+213). At the start of the 2014 season, BC's all-time winning percentage against Big East opponents skyrockets by 0.212, outscoring New New Big East schools 1,438 to 846 (+592), including a win on the Boise, Idaho smurf turf.
Here's the breakdown.
|Boise St. Broncos||1||0||0||1.000||27||21||6|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights||19||6||1||0.750||691||421||270|
|Central Florida Knights||1||1||0||0.500||37||37||0|
|San Diego St. Aztecs||0||0||0||0.000||0||0||0|
|South Florida Bulls||0||0||0||0.000||0||0||0|
So sure, go ahead and scoff at our fifth place finishes in the ACC Atlantic. But Boston College fans can rest easy with the knowledge that the football program has OWNED the programs of the New New Big East. Especially you, UConn.
And to the newest member of the Big East, San Diego State ... home-and-home in the near future? Think about it.