Thanks for the post, Freaked !
One would think Benson's next moves will likely occur in Late June (65-80 days out).
MWC - CUSA whatever is planned to be finalized in Early June, according to those 2 commissioners.
And it is highly likely that they (the CUSA side) will, in fact, grab a fw Sun-Belt schools.
So Benson and the Sun-Belt are waiting on MWC-CUSA until they know the post MWCUSA expansion landscape.
Then the Sun-Belt would like to be in position to announce their re-stocking no later than June 30th,
so that their new line-up can be in place starting in July, 2013.
Just to put it into perspective of how things COULD look, based on recent developments:
CUSA/MWC: either a full merge or divisional split, could very well look like this:
CUSA/MWC Alliance or Merger:CUSA "Division":
* North Texas
UTEP MWC "Division":
* Utah St.
* San Jose St.
~Hawaii (FB only)Sun Belt Conference:
* Georgia St.
* LA Tech
~UALR (non-football member)
Only remaining schools = New Mexico St., Idaho, Texas St.
If the NCAA were to step in, I could see some setup where they compensate the CUSA/MWC into taking NMSU and Idaho for FB only,
and the Sun Belt to take Texas St. for FB only. But it's a stretch to envision the NCAA even caring enough for that.
I don't see it, if you have 12/10 they can't really have a title game. The west would need a semi final(not happening) or not have div. If they went 11/11, they'd need to move UNM to the east. I don't see that either.