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Conference Realignment: Big East Expected To Invite SMU, Others, According To A Report

After report after report that the Big East is expected to invite six schools on Monday to strengthen their football league and to keep the Big East's BCS bid. This report that the Big East is inviting teams is coming from the associated press:

Along with Boise State, which would be invited only to play football in the Big East, the league also wants to invite Air Force and Navy as football-only members and Conference USA members Central Florida, SMU and Houston to join in all sports.

The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the league wasn't announcing its plans publicly, said he is confident the league's members are ready to move forward with the plan.

Last night, SMU voted yes on an alliance between the Mountain West and Conference USA in a football-only partnership. The alliance was set up to create solidarity between the two leagues, but the assumption is that SMU will accept an invite to join the Big East if offered.

For more on Big East expansion head over to Big East Coast Bias.

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