Pacific - Nevada, Hawaii, San Jose State, Fresno State, Boise State, Idaho
Central - Utah State, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, UTSA, Texas State, Lamar
All of the newbies are presumed to have passed over the Sun Belt for the WAC. On July 1, 2020 the WAC splits in half, with each half in 6/5 compliance for basketball:
WAC - Nevada, Hawaii, San Jose State, Fresno State, Boise State, Idaho, Portland State (Big Sky/FBS Independent), UC Davis (Big West/FBS Independent), Sacramento State (Big Sky/FBS Independent)
SWC - UTSA, Lamar, Texas State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Utah State, UTEP (Conference USA), Houston (Conference USA), Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
Conference USA, unchanged since 2005 despite constant rumors of a split in the Big East, finally succumbs to realignment:
West - SMU, Rice, Tulane, Memphis, Southern Miss, Tulsa
East - UAB, Central Florida, East Carolina, Marshall, Georgia State (A-10 football/CAA), Charlotte (A-10)
The fledgling A-10 football league goes to the bullpen and calls up Stony Brook and Delaware from FCS:
Temple, UMass, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Buffalo, James Madison, Old Dominion, Stony Brook, Delaware
The Sun Belt elects to stay at nine football playing schools until UALR, New Orleans, and Denver can be unloaded.
Utah State is genarlly understood to be returning to the WAC in 2025, with North Texas moving over from the Sun Belt to the SWC.
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