If you asked a college coach whether or not he/she preferred their player(s) compete in a 8-game summer season as opposed to cramming in a 12/14 game season, they would prefer this. Personally, I think a 10-game season works best in the mid-May to July time frame. Maybe why they haven't officially announced the West lineup may mean they're working out a potential 6th team to the Western conference? I hope so. The fact that UWS can make themselves into a national league in their first year of existence speaks more to me than having what you say is a "light" 8-game schedule in the West. Just from my perspective. From all that I've heard, if UWS takes care of their business in 2016, 2017 will be the year for them to truly take off. The lateness of all this forced some teams who were on the UWS fence to choose the cheaper-but-known option in the WPSL. "The devil you know," so to say. Also, travel is a big issue for those teams on the fence as well. Anyways... I'd like to hear an official announcement this week. It is getting a wee bit late in the calendar.