If, ....CUSA felt that they had too many for one conference...and therefor split into the two divisions to form new 'sister' conferences...here's how it might work? While shooting for conference fb numbers being held to a max of 12 and lowering travel.
The east: FIU, FAU, UAB, Charlotte, ODU, Marshall, WKU, Mid Tenn., S. Mississippi.....decides to add JMU, S. Alabama and Georgia State for football as well as four non fb schools: CoC, FGCU, N. Fla and UNC Wilmington. The non fb schools help connect the footprint and also add basketball revenue to help compete against the ACC.
While the west side of CUSA: La Tech, Rice, N Texas, UTEP, UTSA will add seven fb and four non fb.
Additions are: Louisiana Laf., Ark State, C. Arkansas, Texas State, New Mexico, Air Force and Colorado State....as well as, Wichita State, St Louis, Belmont and UT Arlington for non fb.
Here are how the two conferences would split up into divisions:
North: ODU, JMU, Marshall, W. Ky, M. Tenn, Charlotte, UNC Wilmington and Charleston
South: S. Miss, UAB, S. Alabama, FAU, FIU, Georgia State, N. Florida and Fla Gulf Coast
South: Louisiana Laf, La Tech, C. Ark, Ark State, Rice, Texas State, UT Arlington and Belmont
West: UTSA, UTEP, New Mexico, Air Force, Colorado St., N. Texas, Wichita State, St Louis
The southwest group keeps two schools in most areas...and splits the Texas schools up well enough to share larger markets(Dallas and San Antonio) with both divisions.
Mozilla--I like the idea of C-USA expanding and then splitting into two more regional conferences. If this were ever to happen I'm guessing they would only consider football schools. I would take the 9 football playing members of the Sunbelt plus one more (NMSU, JMU?) and then split into two groups of 12 and do it in such a way that one conference inherits the units acquired by C-USA and the other gets the SBC's and then they make a revenue sharing agreement to balance out the dollars and cents.