Which of the above schools is most likely to pick up the pigskin and run all the way to I-A?
UNCC could return to the Sun Belt, join the football schools in the Big East or MAC, or even return to Conference USA.
Perhaps USA will become Alabama's fourth I-A team and be the badly-needed ninth football member for the Sun Belt?
Georgia State would deliver a presence in the Atlanta market-would it be enough for the Big East?
Texas-Arlington, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Texas-San Antonio (all Southland) could all entertain offers from the WAC, Conference USA, Sun Belt, or even help reestablish the Southwest Conference.
Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwelath each have an enrollment of over 20,000. ODU offers the Norfolk market while VCU offers the Richmond market, both right in the footprints of the Big East and ACC. ODU and VCU are both former Sun Belt members, would provide a logical extension for Conference USA (Marshall, East Carolina), the Big East (WVU), the MAC (Temple, Ohio), and could even be longshots for the ACC (Virginia Tech, Virgina).