As I mentioned in a previous post, there is a silver lining in all of this realignment and that is if between the MWC, C-USA, and the SBC, if enough members are pulled from the WAC it could collapse that league and leave Boise homeless and thus the Broncos, and by extension the Aztecs, will have to return to the MWC and abandon their Big East ambitions.
- The loss of UTSA makes 10 WAC members (6 for football)
- MWC taking Utah St and San Jose St makes 8 WAC members (4 for football)
- If the MWC is astute and sees the benefits of taking Denver to balance out Hawaii that makes 7
- If LA Tech is indeed part of C-USA's expansion to 12 that leaves 6 WAC members (3 for football)
- Now the SBC gets involved: Texas St and New Mexico St are both real possibilities (La Tech too if they are still around). UT-A might be in the mix too if they want a non-fb member but I think they pass and take Charlotte as a fb-only member provided C-USA didn't tale them in lieu of LA Tech. I'll lean on the side of caution and say they decide to take 2 WAC schools leaving just 4 WAC members
- The WAC needs to maintain 7 members and theoretically the conference could stay alive by adding Utah Valley, Cal St Bakersfield, and UT-Pan Am but I don't think that will work. At this point any football member left has to be really nervous and thinking FCS doesn't look so bad. Idaho has to be considering the Big Sky. If NMSU and Texas St the Southland is there to catch them. Also I think at this point UT-A would also be looking to go back to the Southland too--there is even a spot left open for them.
- At least one school bails and Boise no longer has a conference. The MWC gets them back and the ridiculousness that is conference realignment finally subsides.