The West Virginia Mountaineers were the team to beat during their time in the Big East.
They were the big fish in a small pond.
With the Mountaineers moving to the Big XII for the 2012 football season, this all changes.
West Virginia will face national powerhouses Oklahoma and Texas every year instead of UConn and Cincinnati.
After what we saw the Mountaineers do to the Clemson Tigers in last year's Fed Ex Orange Bowl, all signs point towards the transition into the high-scoring Big XII to be smooth sailing.
Here are the top three reasons why West Virginia fans should be excited for their first year in the Big XII.