Finiteman, for me it's this simple:
Best place for Hawaii: WAC
Longshot: MWC - if Hawaii had a lot of success in football and basketball, and could make themselves a more attractive candidate than BSU, Fresno, Houston, Nevada and perhaps UTEP, then Hawaii could be a candidate.
That's about it...
I don't disagree with much of this at all. It would take a great deal of changes to make Hawaii a candidate the PAC 10 would consider, but as I said previously, I am seeking ideas from you guys that I hope we can discuss through this thread.
I agree that you have addressed the current status quo with the MWC quite accurately. Regionally, I agree that Hawaii is in one of the better conferences for their needs, but I don't feel very comfortable with Hawaii long term in the WAC, because honestly, I don't know how stable the WAC is long term. So what can Hawaii do to improve the stability of their situation and future outlook? It's not an easy question that can be answered by a run down of their current options. I want to know how they can best leverage their positives into a good, stable position that allows them to move towards a position that allows good future growth.