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Gone are Xavier, Butler, Temple and Charlotte — the first two to the Big East, the Owls to the American Athletic Conference and the 49ers to Conference USA. George Mason moves in from the Colonial Athletic Association and Davidson will join for 2014-15 from the Southern Conference.
This should be a time for some serious pride in the Atlantic 10.
The league is enjoying a strong season, buoyed by the additions of Butler and Virginia Commonwealth. Butler was ranked No. 9 in the latest AP poll on Monday, and VCU and La Salle received votes.
VCU is looking to make the most of its rise to prominence in men's basketball and President Michael Rao said moving to the Atlantic 10 is "the next step."
The Atlantic 10 will move its basketball tournament to Brooklyn, beginning in 2013. The conference will host its championship in the new Barclays Center, which will also be home to the NBA's Nets.
Anyone from Arkansas to Arkansas-Pine Bluff could kick off March Madness next year.
"The A-10 historically been a very strong conference and we are a basketball-centric conference," Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said Tuesday at the league's media day at Barclays Center, where the conference tournament is played. "We know who we are and we want to stay focused on that and we want to be successful."
"If there are going to be realignment impacts that would affect the league, then we have to be ready to make the next-best decision. That's my job, to make sure that the A-10 stays as strong as possible," A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said. "I feel like it's been my daily work for the last 28 months, to be honest with you."