Big East To Approve Two Division Format: What If Boston College Never Left?

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Aside from the whole "Temple in the West and Louisville in the East" thing, this probably makes about as much sense as the Big East ever will.

According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, the Big East is set to approve a new two-division format for the 2013 and 2014 seasons on Tuesday. The divisions will not have ridiculous names -- looking at you, ACC and Big Ten -- and will be divided along geographical lines. Well, sort of.

Here's how the new new new Big East will look:

Eastern Division

Central Florida Knights
Cincinnati Bearcats
Connecticut Huskies
Louisville Cardinals
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
South Florida Bulls

Western Division

Boise St. Broncos
Houston Cougars
Memphis Tigers
San Diego St. Aztecs
SMU Mustangs
Temple Owls

Poor Temple. We're bringing you back into the Big East, but that's ALL we're gonna do for you. Perhaps when Navy joins the conference in 2015, the Midshipmen can rescue Temple from Big East West purgatory.

Each team will play five games against the team in its division, and then three from the other. Details about how the intra-division games will work will be fleshed out at a later point.

Aside from the whole "Temple in the West and Louisville in the East" thing, this probably makes about as much sense as the Big East ever will. Will be interesting to see what happens in 2015 when Navy joins the fold, UConn is in the ACC and Louisville is in the Big 12. I kid, I kid.

Also, interesting hypothetical: what if Boston College (and everyone else) never left? What would a 12-team Big East football conference look like? How's this:

Eastern Division

Boston College Eagles
Connecticut Huskies
Miami Hurricanes
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
South Florida Bulls
Syracuse Orange

Western Division

Cincinnati Bearcats
Louisville Cardinals
Pittsburgh Panthers
Temple Owls
Virginia Tech Hokies
West Virginia Mountaineers

Oh. Sorry Temple. Guess that was unavoidable.

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