Only 8 football teams, so no need for divisions there.
However, one would expect divisions for sports in which all 12 teams participate:
West - 6 Texas teams
East - 1 Texas team, 4 La teams, Central Ark.
I have not studied the geography, which is the eastern-most Texas team in the Southland ?
Dave, try checking the "Membership Map" at the Southland Conference's website and try to "idealize" a little. WARNING: Don't mind Louisiana-Monroe (now in 2K6-2K7 the Indians will be heading to the Sun Belt Conference) and here is my predicted alignment:
Southland Conference - East Division:
*Northwestern State (La.)
*Southeastern Louisiana (La.)
*Nicholls State (La.)
*McNeese State (La.)
Southland Conference - West Division:
*Texas State-San Marcos
*Sam Houston State
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
*Stephen F. Austin State
Texas-Pan American (if possible in the future)
I hope this helps and "*" means the institution plays football. Take care.
John (a.k.a. NCAAnopaawaa2000)