Conference USA could look to 16 team format in football

Conference USA football expanded to 14 teams before last season.

The league could be interested is more in the near future.

C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky says further expansion is an attractive possibility.

"We've modeled it at 16, and it does kind of create some divisions that are a little more geographically connected," Banowsky told CBS Sports. "We haven't acted on it. I think personally a larger conference is better because you get some efficiencies, you get the benefit of a bigger group."

A 16 team league could help C-USA reduce travel costs and create natural geographic rivalries.