With the MVC taking Loyola from the Horizon League, the WAC could be in a position to feast on the remains of the Summit League. For example:
Horizon adds Oakland and IPFW to get back to 10 schools, leaving the Summit at 7 (DU, IUPUI, UNO, NDSU, SDSU, USD, and WIU). Since IUPUI, Denver, and South Dakota do not play baseball, and UNO is still transitioning, this leaves the Summit short 3 baseball programs and puts the conference's status in danger. Chicago State and SIU-Edwardsville both decline, and NJIT isn't willing to accept unless if they are guaranteed that the conference would have enough with them.
The WAC moves in and takes South Dakota, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State to get to 11 for 2014. All three begin working on recruiting North Dakota from the Big Sky. The WAC tells UNO and Denver to hang tight.
North Dakota agrees to leave the Big Sky for the WAC on the condition the WAC sponsors FCS football. The WAC then adds Cal Poly SLO and UC Davis for football only. Utah Valley announces plans to begin playing football and women's lacrosse, with the latter to join the MPSF.
The Big Sky then adds Denver, who avoids the awkward situation of returing to the WAC, and provides a travel partner for Northern Colorado.
Either the WAC or Missouri Valley Conference adds Western Illinois and UNO. The WAC allows the Missouri Valley Conference the right of first refusal in exchange for the MVFC's support of the WAC getting an automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs.
Big Sky (*non-football member)
North - Eastern Washington, Portland State, Idaho*, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State
South - Sacramento State, Weber State, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, Northern Colorado, Denver*
WAC (# plays FCS football, $ plays men's soccer) [without UNO and WIU]
Western - Seattle$, CSU-Bakersfield$, Utah Valley#$, Grand Canyon$, New Mexico State, UTPA$
Central - Chicago State$, UMKC$, North Dakota#, North Dakota State#, South Dakota#, South Dakota State#
Football/Soccer Only - Cal Poly SLO#, UC Davis#, UNLV$, Houston Baptist$, San Jose State$, Air Force$, Oral Roberts$, Denver$
Eastern Illinois moves men's soccer fromt the Summit to the MVC.
WAC (# plays FCS football) [with UNO and WIU]
Western - Seattle$, CSU-Bakersfield$, Utah Valley#$, Grand Canyon$, New Mexico State
South - UTPA$, UMKC$, UNO$, Chicago State$, WIU$#
North - North Dakota#, North Dakota State#, South Dakota#, South Dakota State#
Football Only - Cal Poly SLO#, UC Davis#
MPSF Men's Soccer reforms with UNLV, Houston Baptist, San Jose State, Air Force, Denver, and Oral Roberts. Eastern Illnois moves Men's Soccer from Summit to the MVC.
(Oral Roberts Men to MVC
Love the preview you just made. But I think that the Horizon should also take IUPUI so that IPFW could have a traveling partner along with Oakland. And the Big Sky should invite the remaining Dakota schools (or North Dakota to the WAC from the Big Sky if the Dakotas go to the WAC), along with Nebraska-Omaha (but not as a non-football member, suspecting that it should re-instate football). Maybe the Big Sky (because of Idaho) could try upgrade to FBS status if its members plan to do so, as long as each school has the FBS football stadium minimum requirements (i.e.: 30,000 seats) and inviting New Mexico State for all sports. As far as Western Illinois goes, they should join either in the MVC or the OVC.