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Mountain West Expansion: Utah State, San Jose State Reportedly Escaping WAC

Just when you thought college football's conference expansion was over for good, it reels you back in with pressing news about Utah State! The Aggies and San Jose State will reportedly make a break from the WAC and head to the Mountain West, according to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Jones reports that "multiple sources" say both Utah State and San Jose State will be moving from the WAC to the Mountain West for the 2013 season, and that an announcement could be made in the next week to 10 days.

The departure of the Aggies and Spartans would leave the WAC in truly dire straits. Currently, there are just eight members of the conference with football teams, including Utah State and San Jose State. Also Louisana Tech, the conference's geographic outlier, may be Conference USA-bound. That would leave the WAC with just five football teams, and likely be a prelude to dissolution as a football conference.

With Utah State and San Jose State, the Mountain West would have 10 teams in the 2013 season.

For more on the Mountain West, head to Mountain West Connection.