So the GWFC has 5 - North Dakota, South Dakota, Southern Utah, UCDavis, and Cal Poly-SLO.
South Dakota is joining the Summit, North Dakota will join the Summit (after the "Fighting Sioux" think gets resolved), and Southern Utah is already in the Summit, but would prefer the Big Sky.
I see South Dakota and North Dakota applying to join the MVFC (Missouri Valley Football Conference) which sits at 9 (including 3 Summit schools - SDSU, NDSU, and Western Illinois). Not sure how this will go over.
If the Southland loses football schools, why couldn't they open up Southland Football to include some of the above as associates (perhaps absorbing Great West Football) ?
The Great West is an unstable league, with members who all would rather be elsewhere in an all-sports league. The SLC is far more stable long-term, and would seem to be a great long term solution for the Big West Schools (UCD, Cal-Poly SLO), who are happy in the Big West, but need a football home...
after north dakota joins then wouldn't the summit have enough schools who have football to start having a football conferance? Wouldn't us davis and cal poly SLo be a better fit for te big sky is football?