It looks Louisville will slide into the spot vacated by Maryland.:
Swofford also confirmed that Louisville will play in the Atlantic Division when it begins competition in the 2014 season.
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Now there are a couple of different ways to look at the decision to replace Maryland with Louisville. The most obvious would be that Maryland(ranked 86th FEI overall) was replaced with a much stronger Louisville(28th overall), which would appear nefarious considering the Atlantic was still the tougher division before this latest move. Its even more unseemly when you consider that Louisville would be the strongest team in the division if they went into the Coastal. A much more equitable decision(and something that was rumored to have been considered) would have involved transferring one of the weaker teams from the Coastal(probably GT) and put Louisville in the Coastal division. The divisions would have still been unbalanced but at least it would have avoided the situation where you have the 4 strongest teams in the Atlantic and the likelihood that whoever finishes over .500 in conference play in the Coastal wins the division title. Then again maybe that was the plan all along?