The AV's, Scamcom, LPS, etc.. were and are the alternatives. They definitely saturated the market for sure...
I think the the top players though would want to challenge themselves and play outside of the region. Or at least they should.
I mean why be the big fish in the small pond of So.cal just to win a prize package?
I am sure there is money down there that could at least field a A/B type team and play the west coast Conference schedule just to play the best and go to A/B worlds in GSL and Usssa.
Doubt it happens though