Scenario C: 20/16 FB team CIAA remains from Scenario B, 15/13 team FB SIAC loses CSU & KYSU and adds EWC
- South Carolina State and Bethune-Cookman both reclassify to Division II and rejoin the SIAC.
- Central State (OH) and Kentucky State cut travel budgets by moving from the SIAC to the midwestern based, Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC).
- Edward Waters gains all sport membership into the SIAC thus replacing Central State.
- SIAC Olympic sports switches to a 3-division alignment based on polar members (West, East, and South). A geographic-based cross-divisional schedule will be enabled.
- SIAC Football shifts to a 14-team structure that splits under two divisions (North and South).
- SIAC Football will play an eight-game schedule, six divisional games.
- SIAC Football will allot two protected cross-divisional opponents.
- SIAC Football division champions will play in the SIAC Football Championship Game at the highest seed.