Might we actually be nearing the end of Conference Realignment 2011? The Big 12 says it's set at 10 teams, the SEC will soon have its 14th ... if the Big East can get to 12 schools despite losing West Virginia, that's it for now, right? Right?
According to the Dallas Morning News, the SMU Mustangs could make their way into the Big East next week. That comes after realignment meetings involving, in one way or another, Boise State, Air Force, UCF and Houston over the past few days. Add in Navy, which is all but assured to join (the Big East agreed to raise its exit fees only in the event of Air Force or Navy joining), and there's 11. Really hoping the conference just votes on everybody at once instead of doing the entire stupid song-and-dance for all seven new schools.
Candidates for spot No. 12 are believed to be only Temple and Army, though Army's previously declined the invitation, according to reports at the time. Still, we might be almost done with this round, y'all.