This one is tricky unless the whole CAA moves up i see them rejoining CUSA
Maybe if Army and Navy were to join the CAA then the conference could move up to I-A.
Yes, but why would they even want to be in the CAA? Why not be in the Big East where they have an invite? We all have a tendency to want to push Army/Navy into convenient spots like as part of an FCS upgrade. But the Big East is better than any future new conference in the region will ever be in my lifetime. If they want in a conference, they'll take the Big East option.
But really, I think football has gotten to the point at both schools where unlike Notre Dame and the rest of the BCS, for these schools the sport means something different. They don't go into the season expecting to be national champs. but they have 11 games a year for the cadets and former cadets, with 6 games on the road. It's a special and unique situation for these programs now as they participate at the same level as FBS programs, but don't have the same competitive goals. It's quite honorable.