Word around here is that La Tech is either CUSA or THE BELT. No other option is realistic.
Also, we hear that if the WAC loses 2 or more schools they will lose their automatic bids. With La Tech leaving, maybe Thompson hand the MWC presidents have agreed not to pull anybody drom the WAC........YET
I thought Thompson worked for the MWC, not the WAC.
That said, though, there are 18 schools in play west of Dallas (excluding the PAC-10). Right now it looks like they could line up in a 9 team MWC and a 9 team WAC (Idaho replacing LaTech). Pretty good configurations and balance.
If either the MWC or PAC-10 does expand, the WAC is probably done for. Not much future for San Jose St, Nevada, Utah St, New Mexico St, Idaho and UTEP.