Here's an idea I have been thinking. It involves reshufling 5 conferences and transforming them into 4 all sports and 1 non-football conference.
adds:South Florida,UCF & Louisville
loses: no one
The Big East:
adds: Cincinnati, ECU, Marshall & Temple (since UConn would already be in BE)
loses: Notre Dame (all sports), Seton Hall, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall & St. John's
The C-USA (basketball conference):
adds: Notre Dame (all sports...remains football ind.), Seton Hall, Georgetown (fb in Patriot), Providence , Villanova (fb in Atl-10) , St. John's, Army (fb in Patriot), Navy (fb in Patriot)
loses: South Florida,Louisville, Cincinnati, ECU, UAB, Houston, Memphis, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulane
adds: Boise State, Hawaii, Fresno St, Nevada
loses: no one
adds:UAB, Houston, Memphis, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulane & Utah St. (or Idaho or any SBC team of your choice)
loses:Boise State, Hawaii, Fresno St, Nevada, San Jose State
Why it could work?
1-Notre Dame gets a conference for all it's teams and remains ind. since the C-USA doesn't do football anymore.
2-C-USA & Big East basketball schools are in a conference driven by basketball and no longer football.
3-MWC gets to 12
4-WAC rebuilds image and is more regional.
5-San jose St. gets it's excuse to drop football
6-Temple rejoins Big East for football only so conference has Championship game or joins in all sports and conference is 12 schools in all sports.
7-Army and Navy drop to 1-AA for football.
8-Villanova no longer feels pressure to jump to 1-A and stays in A-10 football.
9-All 5 conferences are now 12 team conferences thus permitting conf. championship games in basketball & football.