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C.J. Fair and Syracuse are now in the ACC.
Please read the following carefully and slowly. It's confusing.
What was the Big East is now the American Athletic Conference, but it's a shell of its former self and another league got the old name.
Connecticut, Cincinnati, South Florida, Rutgers and Louisville are still around, but next year Rutgers goes to the Big Ten and Louisville to the ACC.
Joining the AAC—not to be confused with the ACC—are former Conference USA schools Memphis, SMU, Central Florida and Houston, in addition to Temple (from the Atlantic 10).
The catholic schools from the old Big East left and are now the new Big East—well, actually just the "Big East", but it helps to use "new" and "old" for now. Those schools are Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova, St. John's, Seton Hall, Providence and DePaul. Creighton (from the Missouri Valley), Xavier (from the Atlantic 10) and Butler (from the Atlantic 10) also joined the party.
It was not a requirement to actually reside in the East to play in the Big East.
The ACC added Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh from the old Big East. And as mentioned earlier, Louisville will be joining next year, replacing Maryland, which is leaving for the Big Ten.
Those are the major changes. We'd break down all the small schools moving around too, but your head is probably already hurting.