WHOA - who started THIS ?
I think the MWC was perfectly content to be in the Hawaiian / Pacific / Mountain zones.
UNTIL somebody came along and decided to yank BSU and SDSU away into an eastern conference !
And now the BE wants Fresno, UNLV, BYU, Ari Force, etc.
So who exactly is ripping the crap out of other conferences that are on the other side of the country ?
All I'm reading is that MWC wants the western schools back - SDSU, BSU, BYU, and may grab a Texas school to get to even numbers....
It'll be nice if/when they can pull back the western/mountain schools. There will be a logical flow of schools out west.
Pacific - Top Dog
MWC - Leftover FBS conference
Big Sky - FCS Conference
WCC- Private Western schools
Big West - Public Western schools
WAC - Left over schools
Denver would be the only school in the west/mountain not in one of those 5 conferences (assuming BSU, SDSU, BYU, and UTEP brought in). There may be a slight push into the central time zone with the likes of N. Dakota, SMU and/or Houston (oh and Chicago St for now EDIT: And UTPA) but for the most part, the line is being drawn.
The flow even goes to D-II not that there are any schools down there to really consider.
Football - Pacific-MWC-BSC-Great NW/RMAC
Basketball - Big West-CCAA WCC-Pac West
Why can't you guys out east be like us?!