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Using the Big Sky to backfill the MWC
If the following defections happened:

To PAC XII

SDSU
FRESNO ST
HAWAII
UNLV/NEVADA/BOISE ST./SJSU (1 of those 4)

To BIG XII

CSU
BYU
UNM

Would the MWC backfill with Big Sky teams from the Mountain Time Zone (4 corner states and the Montanas)
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02-09-2017 11:58 PM
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Hawaii barely competes in MW, not going to PAC. If this happened it would probably be SDSU, Nevada, Boise (football only)and Fresno.




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02-10-2017 01:21 AM
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Boise needs to be all-in or forget it. But I agree those would be the top 4. Who from the Sky would the MWC backfill with?
02-10-2017 01:48 AM
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Well....it's the off season. The PAC is only going to be interested in the Big 12 schools.
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(02-10-2017 08:00 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Well....it's the off season. The PAC is only going to be interested in the Big 12 schools.

And a selective few of those...
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I don't see the PAC 12 wanting any MWC schools unless there were a sudden population boom in New Mexico.
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Using the Big Sky to backfill the MWC
If you had 6 vacancies per the OP:

1) Sacramento State
2) Montana
3) Montana State
4) Idaho
5) Portland State

New Mexico State isn't in the Big Sky, but they would be taken if the Mountain West had that many vacancies.

I could see Cal Poly or UC Davis possibly sneaking on to the list as well.

The Mountain West would probably only reload to 10 members, which likely would only mean 3 teams being invited from the Big Sky. In that case, the Big Sky may be content with just 8 members.

If the Big Sky fell to six members, it would be interesting if they could find 2-4 Southland schools willing to move over. Those schools travel costs would increase, but there should be some exit fees available and there would not be nearly the competition for automatic bids in most sports.
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Chargeradio: would the MWC want N CO or S UT? 2-4 from your list were the obvious ones for me, the bookends less so.
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North Dakota State, South Dakota State, UTEP and UTSA could be interesting choices as well.
02-10-2017 11:34 AM
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It's all up to how many of the front-range schools are left that would force the direction of the glance. C-USA's likely to get gutted before Big Sky, Big West, or Summit get wooed.
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