As the NEC and Pioneer have added members, the PL stands pat. It is now the smallest conference in I-AA, with no real candidates left for expansion due to a high barrier to entry and a low rate of return as far as the playoffs are concerned. The competitive niche just isn't there anymore.
Agreed. PL is now in a very different landscape. One which we have yet to adapt to. PL is making strides, albeit rather late. I am Guardedly optimistic that the PL will improve. At least all have taken steps to improve. Yes even your Hoyas. I agree with owl that PL should have at least 3 teams , perhaps 4, with more Ws than Ls. A modest start at best but it is in the right direction.