The Big East has been a conference under fire all season long. After the league lost Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC and West Virginia to the Big 12, it has been constantly brought up that the Big East and the Big 12 would merge to form their own superconference.
The Big East is not immune to realignment, as they lost Miami (FL), Virginia Tech and Boston College to the ACC in 2004. They added Louisville, South Florida, Cincinnati, Marquette and DePaul as replacements.
The round of realignment that struck the country in September saw the above members left for the ACC and Big 12 and it has put the status of the conference in doubt.
The conference has extended invitations to Villanova and approached Boise State and Air Force about the possibilities of joining.
Here are five teams that the Big East should pursue about joining the league.