Syracuse and Pittsburgh are reportedly on the brink of leaving the Big East, where they have been members for years, and joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, which Boston College is a member of.
Reports indicate that the two schools have submitted letters to the ACC stating their interest and intention to join the conference, which would bring the conference to a total of 14 teams.
Pitt and Syracuse independently submitted letters of application to the Atlantic Coast Conference, an ACC source told Brett McMurphy. McMurphy also reports the ACC has been contacted by 10 schools and that Texas has "reached out" to the ACC. (via NESN)
Geographically, it would make the most sense for Syracuse and Pittsburgh to join the Atlantic Division of the ACC with the BC Eagles, Clemson Tigers, Florida St. Seminoles, Maryland Terrapins, North Carolina St. Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons. However, if realignment isn't in the works, Syracuse could join the Atlantic Division while Pittsburgh could join the Coastal Division.