Does anyone see the Big East combining with another conference or just adding more teams down the road? Right now the Big East (10 teams) shares the landscape with the Big Ten (14 teams) and the ACC (15 teams). With the Net appearing to be the a major determiner of NCAA Tourney seeds, will a school like Butler be able to schedule enough quality teams outside the conference to compete with the larger conferences to get a great NET year in and year out or can a smaller conference "quickly" adjust a schedule outside the conference to actually be in a better position? If the other schools (Big/ACC) due to conference size and quality are able to create a good NET, what happens to typically smaller conferences with good teams that can't improve their schedules enough? None of this is to diminish the good teams in the Big East, but is strictly a potential math problem. Does that lead to more recruiting hurdles in 5-10 years or so and the cycle continues? I know this won't happen because Butler is not a research school, but if Butler were in the Big (since it is in Indy) I could see Butler pulling additional players that were considering IU and Purdue to Butler and becoming "THE" Big Ten basketball team in Indiana. Regardless, do people see the smaller conference AND NET being an obstacle down the road or do you think the schedule can be adjusted quickly enough to actually be an advantage?