C-USA's top teams again stocked

Memphis and SMU are primed for a future not in Conference USA

Originally Published: October 23, 2012
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN RecruitingNation

There will be a lot of top-notch competition in Conference USA this coming season, and the incoming class will have some say in which team comes out on top of the league ... possibly for the last time. Courtesy of conference realignment, four of the league's top teams -- Memphis, SMU, Houston and UCF -- will leave for the Big East prior to the 2013-14 season. The empty spots will make room for Charlotte, Old Dominion, North Texas, Florida International, Louisiana Tech and UTSA, but based on the way the next two classes are shaping up, those teams will have big shoes to fill on the court and on the recruiting trail.

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