The Atlantic Coast Conference has voted to expand from nine to twelve teams, and it appears that the conference has its sights set on schools from the Big East to fill those spots. Miami is the primary school being recruited, with Syracuse, Boston College and Virginia Tech being the other possibilities. Supposedly, Miami wants Syracuse to come along, and Virginia agreed to the expansion only if Virginia Tech was part of the plan. However, the rest of the ACC wants Boston College and its large TV market. Syracuse does not seem too thrilled at the idea of riding into the ACC on Miami's coat tails. The Big Ten has also been looking into adding a 12th team, and Syracuse's name has come up as a possibility. If Miami relents on the Orangemen coming along, it's entirely possible that Miami, BC and VT could end up in the ACC and Syracuse could then jump to the Big Ten. This would remove virtually all the football powers from the Big East. Could the conference survive as a basketball-only conference, or would it fall apart like the Southwestern Conference did after its football powers left for the Big 12 and SEC?