when all this shakes out the only losers will be the mid-majors and the lower level mid majors will really be hurting
well, that was dumb of me, BYU is taking all their sports, not just football.
Interesting, Seattle would love to jump to the WCC, but don't see why the WCC would really need or want that.
Gonzaga really doesn't have any options other than if a conference like the Mountain West entertained them as a member for all non-football sports.
the only thing I would think the WCC might consider is possibly Grand Canyon or maybe try to poach Hawaii to replace BYU. Grand Canyon would fit their profile and decent fit, even though they don't really move any national needle
Can't think of any other team in teh Big West the WCC would think of.
first of all, BYU is only going to join another conference (other than the Pac-12 or Big 10) other than for football only. they won't move all sports to another conference.
2) the Big West is like the WCC. the difference is they have Gonzaga and BYU, and we have Hawaii as our BYU. My worst fear for the Big West is if the WCC tries to bring over Hawaii, and lose whatever regional luster the Big West has left
3) the Mountain West is the most stable of the non power 5 conferences, the plus for the MW is they have some decent teams to be considered, the negative is they are stuck as the next best thing to a power conference; and they just can't make themselves into a power conference. They would take a huge risk to take on more eastern teams that frankly wouldn't add anything other than more teams. They have one thing going in that in each city they are in is the 'game in town' (aside from San Jose),for college sports, they shouldn't forget that. Yes Fresno, San Diego, Las Vegas, Reno, Boise, Albequrque, Colo Springs, San Jose, Hawaii aren't media drivers, but they've got a unique footproot in some sizable cities.