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Catching up with the conference movements

St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer celebrates after getting fouled

St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer celebrates after getting fouled while teammate JaKarr Sampson reaches to help him up during a first-round NIT college basketball game against Saint Joseph's. (March 19, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Still unable to keep track of all this conference realignment mess? Here’s a guide that we hope (emphasis on hope) will bring you up to date. This is all based on what’s official, there will be no speculation.

America East: The league currently has nine teams. Boston University has announced it is joining the Patriot League for the 2013-2014 season. But the league replaced Boston with UMass-Lowell, which will keep it at nine teams.

ACC: The league currently has 12 teams. Notre Dame will join the league in all sports except football beginning in 2013-2014. Syracuse and Pittsburgh will join the conference in all sports beginning in 2013-2014. Louisville announced it accepted an invite to join the ACC in all sports beginning in 2014-2015. Maryland announcement that it is leaving the conference for the Big 10 beginning in 2014-2015. The ACC will have 15 teams for the 2013-2014 season with the addition of Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh. Maryland’s defection will be covered by Louisville’s addition, which will leave the league with 15 teams in 2014-2015.

Atlantic-10: The league currently has 16 teams. Butler and Xavier will both leave the league the new Big East for the 2013-2014 season. Temple is leaving the league for what’s left of the old Big East for the 2013-2014 season, while Charlotte is leaving the conference for Conference-USA for the 2013-2014 season. George Mason is joining the A-10 for the 2013-2014 season, which will leave the league for with 13 teams.

(The Old) Big East: The league currently has 15 teams. DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova will leave the league to form a new Big East for the 2013-2014 season. Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse will leave the league to join the ACC for the 2013-2014 season. Central Florida, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Southern Methodist, South Florida, Temple and Tulane will join the league in all sports for the 2013-2014 season, which will leave the league with 12 teams next year. Rutgers will leave the league for the Big 10 for the 2014-2015 season, leaving the league with 11 teams that season. Navy will join the league in 2015-2016 bringing the conference back to 12 teams.

(The New) Big East: The league will have 10 teams when it begins next season. Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova and Xavier will be the inaugural members.

Big South: The league currently has 12 teams. Charleston Southern will leave the league for the CAA for the 2013-2014 season. Liberty left the Big South football league to become an FBS independent.

Big Ten: The league currently has 12 teams. Rutgers will join the league for the 2014-2015 season, which will bring the league up to 13 teams.

CAA: The league currently has 11 teams. Georgia State is leaving the league for the Sun Belt, Old Dominion is leaving the conference for Conference-USA and George Mason will depart the league for the Atlantic-10 for the 2013-2014 season. Charleston Southern will join the CAA for the 2013-2014 season, which leave the league with nine teams.

Conference-USA: The league currently has 12 teams. East Carolina, Central Florida, Houston, SMU and Tulane will all leave the league for the 2013-2014 season. Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Texas-San Antonio, Old Dominion and Charlotte will join the league for the 2013-2014 season, which leave the league with 15.

MAAC: The league currently has 10 teams. Loyola will leave the league for the Patriot League for the 2013-2014 season. Quinnipiac and Monmouth will join the league for the 2013-2014 season, leaving the conference with 11 teams.

Missouri Valley: The league currently has 10 teams. Creighton will leave the league for the new Big East for the 2013-2014 season, leaving the league with nine teams.

NEC: The league currently has 12 teams. Monmouth and Quinnipiac will leave the league for the MAAC for the 2013-2014 season, leaving the league with 10 teams.

Patriot League: The league currently has eight teams. Loyola and Boston University will join the league for the 2013-2014, which will bring the conference up to 12 teams.

Southern Conference: The league currently has 12 teams. Appalachian State and Georgia State will leave the league for the 2014-2015 season, which will leave the conference with 10 teams.

Sun Belt: The league currently has 11 teams. Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Florida International and Florida Atlantic will leave the league for Conference-USA for the 2013-2014 season. Georgia State, Texas State-San Marcos and Texas at Arlington will join the league for the 2013-2014 season, leaving the conference with 10 teams. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State will join the league in 2014, bringing the conference back up to 12 teams.

WAC: The league currently has 10 teams. Louisiana Tech, Texas at Arlington and Texas-San Antonio will leave the league for the Conference-USA for the 2013-2014 season. Cal State-Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Missouri-Kansas City, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley University will join the league for the 2013-2014 season, which will leave the conference with 14 teams.
 

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