New News from internal WAC staff is that here is a couple of members from the MWC wanting back to the WAC. This could really change things in the west. You can see that the WAC may be stronger in ball by looking at the last bowl games and seeing B.Ball games between the two conf.
Have chewed on this for an hour, contemplating the logic behind such a scenario. In theory, I imagine a 12 member WAC, with a FB championship game, another bowl and/or more bball success, may be able to secure as much per team payout as an eight member MWC. In which case, knowing there's the Hawaii travel involved and given the WAC makeup, I could see UNLV and/or SDSU making such a move. I still rate the probability fairly low, but I could see it happening.
Even if those schools did move, I suspect Boise St. would still make a move to the MWC; The group of Air Force, CSU, BYU, Wyoming and Utah are still a solid bunch and BSU fits right in there. Apart from Fresno St. and Hawaii, that would leave the WAC still (on average, over time, IMO) just below the MWC in the fb pecking order. Other conference membership requirements not withstanding.
Possibly this is a ruse from the likes of UNLV, New Mexico and SDSU to keep their interests involved in the MWC expansion plans. I don't see TCU biting, and I think the MWC will ultimately take just Boise St. for now, with promises for more in depth studies for #10 and/or 11 & 12 later.
That's just me... :D