As for CUSA, they're now poised for a big fall, or a major coup. The latter, however, would require some notable realignments of their own, and, like the WAC, they may find their priorities and meberhsip too disperse geographically and politically to make this succeed. Could they maintain their bowl ties and TV $ with Marshall, North Texas and UCF in place of UL and Cincy?
Big fall or major coup is the key point!
Having heard little publicly from CUSA leadership, they are either working with schools behind the scenes to set themselves up for a new SOUTHERN look, OR...you will see the big fall. The WAC leadership obviously sees what is at stake, but they may have less control of their fate...
Their best schools are attractive to the MWC, which is in a strong position right now, and those schools are out WEST. Their weaker schools are attractive to CUSA, if it takes the southern road (mentioned above), and those schools are out EAST (and south).
If CUSA leadership is not asleep at the wheel, I see the WAC potentially ripped right in two... :o
Leftovers either go to BELT, or attempt to attract the best of the BELT to join what is left. Either way tough times could be ahead for the WAC...