Originally created 08/20/04

Thanks ACC!



THANKS, ACC!

When the Atlantic Coast Conference added Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College to its ranks, it set off a wild chain of events that left Rasheed Marshall and West Virginia on the brink of a cakewalk to a Bowl Championship Series berth from the Big East. Seven of the 11 Division I-A leagues saw some sort of change for the next two seasons:

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Got this year: Miami, Virginia Tech

Getting next year: Boston College

BIG EAST CONFERENCE

Lost this year: Miami, Virginia Tech

Losing next year: Boston College

Getting next year: Cincinnati, Louisville, South Florida

CONFERENCE USA

Losing next year: Cincinnati, Louisville, South Florida, Texas Christian

Getting next year: Marshall, Rice, Southern Methodist, Tulsa, UCF, UTEP

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Losing next year: Marshall, UCF

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Getting next year: Texas Christian

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Got this year: Troy State

Losing next year: New Mexico State, Utah State, Idaho

Getting next year: Florida Atlantic, Florida International

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Losing next year: Rice, Southern Methodist, Tulsa, UTEP

Getting next year: New Mexico State, Utah State, Idaho