It's official—Notre Dame is joining the ACC in every sport except football and hockey, and that means college basketball too.
However, if they want to stay in the Top 25 they are going to need some good recruits, and that's where this conference change can help them. The ACC is making a case to be called the best conference in college basketball, while the Big East is withering after the departures of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and now the Irish.
Conference prestige and the ability to earn a top seed in the NCAA tournament because of it can be big factors on the minds of some recruits. With this move comes another great recruiting pitch for head coach Mike Brey, and it will help him recruit these guys over the next few years.