As we're sure you're already keenly aware, the first piece of the conference realignment puzzle was placed yesterday when Colorado announced their formal acceptance of the Pac 10's invitation to join the league. The second piece of the puzzle was put in place today as Boise State announced they are leaving the WAC for the Mountain West Conference, a move that should come as no surprise to anyone.
The Big 12 is in a state of flux with Nebraska widely rumored to be joining the Big Ten (11) and rumors yesterday had Texas and Texas A&M going anywhere from the Big Ten to the Pac 10, Oklahoma State to the Pac 10, Oklahoma to the SEC and Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor and Texas Tech holding the proverbial Big 12 bag. Basically, it's one big gigantic mess.
So where does that leave the WAC and in particular New Mexico State? That's a question that only WAC Commissioner Karl Benson knows the answer to. However, reading between the lines it appears that the WAC will counter any league defections by adding FCS schools. Unfortunately it's a wait and see game for the WAC fans.