ESPN is citing sources that the Mountain West "may" target Tulsa, UTEP, SMU and Houston for expansion.

With Boise State confirming that it is staying in the Mountain West instead of joining the Big East, the conference will have 11 football members next year, and San Diego State could also decide not to join the Big East and stay in the Mountain West.

Conference USA and the Mountain West have a loose alliance, so it is unclear if UTEP would have to pay an exit fee to C-USA if it leaves.