Whoa, whoa, whoa !!!
Kick the Summit teams out of the MVFC ?!?!?!. Nobody wants that...
Let's back up a little over a year, when the MVFC was the 8-team Gateway Conference.
Western Kentucky (Sun-Belt, except for D-1AA = FCS football) decided to go FBS, and play football with their Sun-Belt mates. That left the Gateway at 7 (5 MVC schools, Western Illinois (Summit, then called the Mid-Continent Conference), and Youngstown State (Horizon League)).
NDSU and SDSU had just moved up to D-1, joined the Mid-Con, and were playing football in the unstable 5-team Great West (that will continue to lack an auto-bid at least until they grow to 6 schools).
NDSU and SDSU looked at a map, and saw the Gateway as geographically desirable, and the football home of new conference mates Western Illinois, and having an auto-bid to the FCS playoffs.
The Gateway wanted their numbers a bit higher than 7, (with 6 being the minimum "critical mass" for an auto-bid).
NDSU and SDSU had already demonstrated that they were very competitive at the FCS football level, and so a marriage was consummated, which took the Gateway to 9 members.
Both schools paid a hefty (for them) 6-figure entrance fee. At the time, the Gateway (soon to change names to the MVFC) could see that their next logical expansion (if and when they decide to expand) will be North Dakota U and South Dakota U (as they are right in the Gateway footprint, have built-in rivalries, and will be following NDSU and SDSU right into the Mid-Con (now Summit).
So right now the Gateway/MVFC is happy with their 3 Summit members (WIU, NDSU, SDSU), and those schools are happy enough with the MVFC.
Rather than destroy the MVFC, the better arrangement would be:
WAC ultimately expands by taking a few Big Sky (Sacramento State / Montanas ?) / Big West football schools (UCDavis, Cal Poly ?). Doesn't matter which...
Big Sky will react by grabbing remaining western football schools (Southern Utah from the Summit, UCDavis, Cal Poly).
At that point, North Dakota and South Dakota will want to have been invited into / bought their way into the MVFC.
So the MVFC will then have 5 MVC teams (Ind. State, Ill. State, Southern Illinois (Carbondale), Mo State, Northen Iowa),
5 Summit teams (Western Illinois, NDSU, SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota), and maybe Youngstown State, if they haven't jumped to the MAC or something.