CUSA has held its expansive league together for a while but now it may be spread a bit to thin, the Big East, Big 12, MWC, MAC, and Sun Belt will all be coming after CUSA schools when the Super Conference hysteria hits. If the Big 12 or Big East come calling CUSA is DOA however if the SEC/PAC/B1G/ACC finish them off before they can poach, then CUSA could really gain from the LEFTOVERS!
AQ's-Iowa St, Kansas, Kansas St, Baylor, TCU, USF, Louisville, Cincinnati, plus quality non-AQ's
Some combo of the three remaining AQ's will be taken by the ACC after that I'd take the best remaining schools on the board that match up with the current conference. But priority one should be to PROTECT TEXAS. The West has run out of schools even if the MWC added the rest of the WAC pack Utah St, SJSU, Idaho, and NM St, plus get BYU back they'd still be one school short, but we all know the Mountain West wants back into Texas in a big way so the best way to protect the Texas schools (UH/SMU/Rice/UTEP) would be to put all efforts into grabbing TCU and Baylor as 13/14.
After that CUSA would need to decide if they want to solidify their outlier schools or grab the best programs available. Kansas and K St are probably the best combo of schools out there but they would be isolated with only Tulsa and Memphis nearby. Louisville and Cinncy would help tie in Marshall better into the conference but then its still pretty spread out. And USF would help keep UCF in company down in Florida. ECSU would still be an outlier.
No real solution that condenses this conference into a solid unless unless...
The MWC grabs TCU and Baylor and then poaches Houston and UTEP. Then CUSA could grab Kansas and K St, and LA Tech (or UNT if SMU prefers) to help solidify TX/LA which could be the new West Kansas, K St, Tulsa, SMU, Rice, LA Tech, Tulane, and So Miss. After that simply add USF, Louiville, and Cinncy to go with Memphis, UAB, Marshall, ECSU, and UCF.
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