Originally posted by aTUfan: New big east -- sun belt
Exactly. Because Boise's victories over Georgia, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, etc. are just the kind of wins that LA-Monroe and Western Kentucky regularly chalk up. Houston beat #5 Oklahoma State on the road, a Texas Tech team that ended up #21, Mississippi State, and UCLA--very reminiscent of the kind of thing you see from Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State. UCF defeated Georgia in a bowl game. That reminded me of Troy's 42-14 loss to Navy. USF's win over Notre Dame made me think of UNT's drubbing at the hands of Alabama. Yep, Big East = Sun Belt.
I get why the teams stuck in the "Alliance" aren't happy about it. I would be upset if UH were left in C-USA while other schools went to a better conference. That's already happened to us once in the SWC. But I have never seen such whining as I'm seeing from C-USA teams that didn't get invited. I don't recall have any such reaction when Louisville, Cincinnati, and USF went to the Big East, and the only good program at that time among them was UL. Absolutely pathetic.