So my idea would be to drop Hawaii and San Jose State from the conference and add BYU and New Mexico State, division look like this
mountain: Boise State, Wyoming, BYU, Utah State, Colorado State, Air Force west: San Diego State, Fresno State, New Mexico, New mexico State, UNLV, Nevada
I think this would help both football and basketball in the conference, basketball wise byu wouldn't have to play second fiddle to gonzaga anymore and new mexico state has been the best team in the WAC for years now. In football byu has had a down year but will bounce back, they are starting to lose money with their independence set-up and their fans are starting to want a conference, saying there is really nothing to fight for after a few losses as an independent. New Mexico State has a 30,000 capacity stadium, which is about average for mountain west teams and they are one of the top four teams in the sun belt every year. Where would the other teams end up? Hawaii would join the big sky making a 14 team conference and San Jose State would join the Southland making it a 12 team conference. The sun belt would then probably drop Idaho making a 10 team sun belt and Idaho would then join the Pioneer Conference making it 12 teams.
I think it would work out for everyone involved, the Mountain West would be significantly stronger overall and every team would have an instate rival except for Boise and Wyoming. The cost of travel for the conference would go down a lot too. No flights to Hawaii really saves money.
Hawaii and San Jose State wouldn't exactly like this because they would lose money from conference affiliation but at least they would be able to compete within their new conferences and stop dragging down the mountain west.
So what do you all think, I know it won't happen but i really think it would be a good set-up for everyone.