If the WAC had stayed with its 1995 alignment, or at least had not expanded beyond 12, we'd probably see something similar to what we have today. Here are some of my questions about what would have happened in the interim:
Would Rice, SMU, and TCU joined the Big West or Conference USA in 1996? Would Tulsa have joined done the same in 1999?
Would the Big West still be sponsoring football today, or would New Mexico State, San Jose State, Boise State, Idaho, Utah State, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, and UNLV have spent all or part of that time without a football conference?
What would the Sun Belt look like, and would have it started sponsoring football prior to 2001?