The decisions regarding repeat opponents are based on natural interest, geography, rivalries and television contractual obligations. All teams that did not meet last season will be meeting this year. All single-game home and away matchups from last year have been flipped for this season.
This schedule is more balanced competitively than last year, especially at the perceived top of the conference," said Commissioner Michael Tranghese. "With the strength and depth that we've shown as a 16-team league, we were still able to produce a large number of marquee matchups without simply forcing the perceived top three or four teams to play only each other twice."
The 2006-07 campaign will be the last season in which the Big East plays a 16-game conference slate. The league will move to an 18-game schedule in 2007-08 when each team will play every opponent once and three opponents twice.
|Team||Repeat||Will Not Play|
|Cincinnati||Georgetown, Rutgers, West Virginia||Connecticut, Marquette|
|Connecticut||Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse||Cincinnati, Notre Dame|
|DePaul||Notre Dame, St. John's, USF||Providence, Seton Hall|
|Georgetown||Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Villanova||Providence, USF|
|Louisville||Connecticut, Marquette, USF||Rutgers, West Virginia|
|Marquette||Louisville, Pittsburgh, Providence||Cincinnati, St. John's|
|Notre Dame||DePaul, USF, Villanova||Connecticut, Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh||Georgetown, Marquette, West Virginia||Notre Dame, Rutgers|
|Providence||Marquette, St. John's, Seton Hall||DePaul, Georgetown|
|Rutgers||Cincinnati, Connecticut, Seton Hall||Louisville, Pittsburgh|
|St. John's||DePaul, Providence, Syracuse||Marquette, Villanova|
|Seton Hall||Providence, Rutgers, West Virginia||DePaul, Syracuse|
|USF||DePaul, Louisville, Notre Dame||Georgetown, Villanova|
|Syracuse||Connecticut, St. John's, Villanova||Seton Hall, West Virginia|
|Villanova||Georgetown, Notre Dame, Syracuse||St. John's, USF|
|West Virginia||Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall||Louisville, Syracuse|