The Cincinnati Bearcats are facing a big crossroads at the moment. The Big East conference it looking quite unstable at the moment following the defections of Pitt, Syracuse, Louisville, and Rutgers to other either the ACC or the Big Ten, and the announcement that seven of the conferences' basketball-only schools would be departing to form their own hoops-only conference. Cincinnati is going to have to make a decision of whether it should stay aboard or leave a sinking ship.
The big question is of course is where Cincinnati will land if it does bolt. Going independent doesn't even seem a possibility at the moment, so it's going to have to find another conference to join. Here are the options:
1) Cincinnati remaining in the Big East.
The Bearcats could simply decide to ride the storm out and stay with the Big East. The problem of course is that the conference is about as stable as a relationship in a Taylor Swift song. So staying put could could come back and bite the school...