Let me see if i got the situation down. After the dust clears, this will be what's left out west in July 2013:
New Mexico State
Idaho (probably gone in 2014)
Div. 1 Independent
CSU-Bakersfield (already an affiliate with both WAC and GWC)
I have to wonder why WAC hasn't gone for a merger with the GWC and invited CSU-B and the other GWC affiliates, unless the WAC has resigned themselves to just die off. In that case, I would assume that GWC would be more than happy to pick up any (or all) of the 4 WAC schools and any affiliates.
Could mean a number of things.
1) We know Idaho is working out their situation, looking at the Big Sky with indy for football
2) NMSU is set for indy football, but in holding pattern for it's other sports.
3) Could mean Denver and Seattle are working hard trying to get into the WCC. Since the WCC has even more leverage, both schools could give up even more (larger entrance fee, etc) to join.
4) Gotta think Denver has also had some contact with Summit. Who knows, maybe Seattle has too.
In other words, since the remaining schools are all seeking other options, it makes it more difficult to make any moves as a conference. Granted, it's not like the GWC would have anything to lose. Worse case scenario, all 4 WAC schools leave and the GWC can drop the GWC label and just become the WAC.