With Pittsburgh's loss to Connecticut tonight, the Big East still finds itself without a bowl eligible team. Yes, we're into November. Yes, this is actually considered a major conference.
The Big East has been the laughing stock of college football for the better half of this decade and rightfully so. It only has eight teams and continuously struggles against teams from other major conferences. Not to mention, it has had virtually no presence inside the BCS top ten--save for last year's Cincinnati team, and we now know that was a mistake.
Regardless, the Big East is following the current trend and trying its luck at expansion. Typically, expansion is reserved for conferences that teams actually want to join, like the Big Ten, not afterthoughts, which means the Big East will likely need to settle for a non-Big Six school.
Among others, TCU has been considered a strong candidate for the opening, particularly so it could gain a spot in an automatic BCS qualifying conference. Let's take a look at the ten teams who should accept a Big East invitation.