There needs to be a solid distinction regarding 1-A, and close much of the loopholes and delays regarding attendance for being in 1-A. Also, schools such as San Jose State or perhaps Temple, Eastern Michigan, Kent, Idaho, Akron, Buffalo, that should ponder 1-AA; then there needs to be a viable option (1-AA) without appearing as a failure. Some of these 1-A schools, are on par, and in some cases less than, 1-AA schools such as Montana, Georgia Southern, Delaware, McNeese State, and UMass.
If the MAC really wanted to look better, and they have some fine schools doing well right now, they need to streamline the three or four not meeting the 1-A criteria consistently, and expand outward with rising 1-AA types that can or will. Maybe Western Kentucy will be one of those. The SunBelt, and perhaps the WAC, have some similar issues.
If all 1-A conferences are CLEANLY 1-A, rather than a few having some members clearly looking like they belong in 1-AA, then the arguement for equity in the BCS will garner more merit.