I have my own grid. Seeing as UMass is already struggling with paying for a I-AA program, don't look for them to move up.
ACC: Gets either Vanderbilt or Goergia, which are both in talks with them accoridng to my sources
Big 12: gets Arkansas
SEC: Gets Southern Miss and Memphis
Big East: Gets Marshall, East Carolina, Louisville, Cincy along with UConn coming in
Sun Belt: Gets Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Troy St,
UAB, Houston, Tulane and S. Florida
CUSA - Dissolves
The outliers go to the Moutain West
I-AA football then goes through a major facelift which is needed
Southern: Furman, Elon, Wofford, VMI, Citadel, Samford, Hampton, William & Mary, Towson, Coastal Carolina, Davidson
CAA: Delaware, App State, Gerogia Southern, James Madison, Villanova, UTC, Tenn Tech, Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, NC A&T, SC State
MEAC: Loses A&T, SCSU, Hampton but picks up Winston-Salem St, NC Central and Savannah St
Gateway: Picks up Eastern illinois and Murry State
OVC: Dissolves as a football league
Big South: Picks up OVC football remnants along with current members
A-10: Then gets filled Richmond and the rest of the NE football schools including Georgetown
Patriot: Remains the same only losing Georgetown and Towson
Now to basketball:
This would acuse the formation of new conferences on the east...
Big South becomes a public school basketball confernce: College of Charleston, Winthrop, Radford, UNCA, ETSU, Georgia St, Charlotte, UNCW, VCU, ODU, Georgia Mason, UNCG
A-Sun becomes a private school conference: High Point, Campbell, Lipscomb, Mercer, Stetson, Birmingham Southern, Belmont, Longwood, and the likes.
New Basketball Conf: Xavier, Dayton, Marquette, DePaul, St. Louis, Duquesne, St. John's, Providence, Seton Hall, St. Joe's, LaSalle
Granted, none of this would happen, but this would tend to align schools to better serve each other than have a ton of leagues fighting over being public vs private, or big vs small, or basketball vs football.TEXTTEXT