It's time to kill the WAC:
Denver to the Mountain West (balances out Hawaii)
Utah State and New Mexico State to the Mountain West for all sports
Texas State and UTSA to the Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech, Idaho, and San Jose State to play as FBS independents; other sports to Summit, Big Sky, and Big West respectively.
If the Big East and Big 12 expand again, Conference USA or the Mountain West pick up the strays.
We are getting to the point where things are starting to fit in nicely almost from a regional perspective.
All the logical moves got made at the top:
Big Ten (12) brings in nearby Nebraska instead of going east
Pac-10 (12)brings in Utah and Colorado, the 2 schools that made the most sense for a decade
MWC (10) brings in Boise st., Nevada and Fresno st.
CUSA at 12
MAC at 12+1
Sunbelt at 10
WAC at 7
So now the big East brings in TCU so the MWC is down to 9. But they seem publicly interested in 12, so you could see 3 more added to get to 12.
MWC expansion to 12 means via trickledown or direct additions, the WAC is down to 4.
Now if the Big East decided to split and expand to 12 or the Big 12 expanded to 12, trickle down does kill the WAC.
It really makes too much sense from an NCAA perspective, but it's the conferences that call the shots. The tragedies will be SJSU and Idaho (assuming Utah St. does end up in the wAC). La Tech and NMSU will be fine as they'll have Sunbelt or CUSA options eventually via trickledown. Just too bad the MWC couldn't extend a lifeline to Idaho and SJSU, if only for football only.