IMHO the attendance rules need to be enforced for schools moving up to 1A from 1AA. You can argue for or against enforcing them for current members, but a school that cannot put 15k in the stands on a regular basis does NOT have the financial resources to compete at the 1A level. The whole idea of 1AA was to seperate the 40k+ programs from the 10K- programs.
I would even argue for a three division set up. A - under 15K, B- 15k-35k, C- over 35k. A and B would have a play-off. C could if it wanted, but would probably stay with the present bowl situation ($).
Please note that this would not only let some of the smaller 1A schools compete for a National Championship, but help the BYU type schools as well. BYU would probably be able to finally join a BCS conference to replace a smaller school tha went to 1B.
Also note that there would be fewer "body-bag" games. 1B's would not need them, since they would be competing against other 1B's, and 1C's (currently large 1As) would not want to take the SoS hit.
The number of schlorships for 1B would probably be less than that for 1C, but that is as it should be. You need 35-40k fans to pay for 85 FB and another 85 womens schlorships. With 3 divisions, you can have overlap between the max for a lower division and the min for the next higher. This would let teams that have the fan base be competative their fist year.
fbfan I think the 1-AA level has found a loophole in system just like most laws. as for splitting it up I see division 1A and 1AA merge back to division 1 and the rest will be put back down to D2 or maybe even D3 imho.
Then it would take 5 to 7 years to move up to D1 from D2 or D3 a compliance rule would be enforced big time then.
IMHO i see the NCAA getting rid of 1AA and make it D1 just like basketball.