At a meeting Tuesday in Philadelphia, Big East presidents unanimously voted to expand their football league from eight to 10 schools.
The first candidate to join the league is Villanova, which was informally invited in September. The school is in the midst of its own fact-finding and is expected to give the Big East an answer around the end of the year.
If Villanova decides not to move up from the Football Championship Series, the former I-AA, Temple could be a candidate to rejoin the Big East football league. Villanova won the FCS national title in 2009.