Less than a week after the so-called Catholic 7 broke away from the Big East, both leagues are beginning to shape themselves going forward.
In the spin cycle of conference realignment, every movement raises more questions. Here's a look at what's the next step for both the Catholic 7 and the Big East.
What's next for Boise State?
Boise State athletic officials and President Bob Kustra have been huddled in Las Vegas the past few days discussing the school's conference future. (Boise plays in the MAACO Bowl against Washington on Saturday.) Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson has been there most of the week as well.
Three sources told SI.com this week Boise pulling out of the Big East -- where it's slated to start play next year -- and returning to the Mountain West appears inevitable.
"Its not a matter of if, but when," said a source with direct knowledge of Boise's thought process. "I would be shocked if it didn't happen."