I've sorta lost track as to how many times we've had schools change conferences. But now we are looking at a Big 10, ACC, and SEC with 14 teams. The Pac 12 with 12 teams and the Big 12 with 10 teams.
Complicating matters, at least for the Big East, is the fact that Boise St and San Diego St may go back to the Mountain West. (I still don't know why either left in the first place.). We still have 5 power conferences at this point. Really its 4 power conferences plus a semi power conference in the ACC. The Big East is irrelevant here, although the Big East could probably do some things to help its situation. For instance, partner with the ACC, similar to how the Big 12 and SEC formed a bowl partnership. And figure out a way to jettison its non-football playing schools and focus on football more. The Big East has focused on being a basketball conference and its killing them in football, which is the primary revenue driver these days. And all I know is that Big East teams are begging for a bigger conference to take them.
So I don't know if we are done with this conference upheaval for now. The ACC is starting to look a lot like the Big East. The Big East is starting to look a lot like Conference USA. Where is the next domino that will fall with conference realignment? It seems to me that the Big 12 will expand in the near future, especially to possibly get different media markets and maybe a geographical partner for West Virginia, which is way out there when compared to the other schools. But not sure where they would go from here.