Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.
If the first two weeks of league play are any indication, the Musketeers will still have a major say in how the final Atlantic 10 standings turn out.
Xavier honored victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings during its 56-55 loss to Wofford on Saturday.
Xavier may be the forgotten team in the Atlantic 10 but the Musketeers are much more capable than people realize.