This whole thing has been botched over the years with the hiring and firing of Maranatto, to the refusal to let Nova in for football which would have kept the basketball schools in the conference, to the botched attempt at a western wing with Boise and San Diego, and finally to re-approaching Nova again for D1 football instead of the addition of Tulsa thus once again keeping the BB schools in the BE with the new FB all sport replacements.
Villanova addition gives you the following:
FB North: UConn, Nova, Navy, Temple, ECU, Cinn,
FB South: USF, UCF, Memphis, Tulane, SMU, Houston
FB East: UConn, Nova, Temple, ECU, UCF, USF
FB West: Cinn, Navy, Memphis, Tulane, SMU, Houston
BB North: UConn, Providence, St Johns, Seton Hall, Nova, Georgetown, Marquette, DePaul
BB South: Cinn, Temple, Memphis, USF, USF, Tulane, SMU, Houston,
FB only: Navy and ECU. ECU to the A-10 for Olympic sports and BB with a ton of BE OOC games thrown their way while they developed their BB program and made it more palatable for the C7 to except them for all sports down the road.
BB schedule goes double round robin to appeal to the C7 with a small amount of cross over games games to appeal to the southern teams. Tournament first round split between MSG and Memphis to accommodation all the teams with the remaining rounds in the Garden to finish the tournament.
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS - SEC
RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS - BIG EAST / AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE / BIG TEN