Fresno St. Alum wrote:
I posted somewhere on here that all the Gulf South presidents signed something saying they would stay D-II. That eliminates W.Georgia, N.Alabama, W.Florida, Delta St.
I hope the Big West adds CS Bakersfield before UCSD applies. If not the Big West would add UCSD and leave CSUB in the cold. More of a chance they go to 11 if UCSD wants in after CSUB is added. Plus id the WCC talks expansion again UOP would be at the top of their list. That would open another spot in the BW. If UOP left for the WCC that would give them 4 schools in Nor Cal.
I recall the same about the Gulf South.
As for the Big West, I think the Big West would be fine at 11 with both CSUB and UCSD. CSUB made the move up assuming they'd be in the Big West, so I hope it plays out that way.
As for the WCC, I know Pacific has been a rumored candidate. But based on what Seattle has done since upgrading back to D1, they've been an impressive candidate. I'd LOVE to see Seattle in the WCC. The other school I'd like to see there is Denver. Not just because it's NOT the Sunbelt, but because in this instance, I like the idea of a like-minded school like Denver joining the WCC. It's also the Denver market which is easy enough to travel to. Of course, it's more likely that the WCC would expand with 2 school rather than 3. But even if the the WCc made a bold move to 11 with Seattle, Denver and Pacific, I think they'd be in good shape.