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Mountain West bolts the BCS family

Posted on: February 20, 2009 5:23 pm

Here are the details on the "standards document" that the Mountain West has refused to sign. I wrote about it the day of the national championship game.

The league could gain automatic qualifier status if it meets a set of criteria involving 1) highest ranked BCS team in a conference; 2) number of teams in the top 25 of the BCS; 3) ranking of all a conference's team in the BCS. The commissioners refuse to release the actual math that goes with this because they don't want to become speculated on, similar to the RPI in basketball.

There are three years left on the current review 2009-2011. If the Mountain West performs well is could become an automatic qualifier for a BCS bowl in 2012 and 2013, on a temporary basis.

Also, here is BCS chairman John Swofford's statement on the Mountain West:

“The commissioners have not received anything specific from the Mountain West.  I’m sure they will listen to any proposals that come forward, any potential changes would be considered by the full group of commissioners representing their respective conferences and the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee.”

Looks like it's going to be some lively BCS meetings in late April in Pasadena.



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Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2009 9:46 pm

Mountain West- WAC title game

Just thinking out loud here, but maybe the WAC and the MWC could help eachother solve a similar probelm and have the winner of the 2 conferences play eachother at the end of the season when the other conferences are doing their championship games? I'm not sure if this would even be allowed, but it would be pretty awesome! It would do a lot for rivaly's sake as well as catpulting a team up the BCS.

Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2009 9:35 pm

Mountain West bolts the BCS family

Imagine how big they could hype up a Utah-Florida home and away series!

I second the MWC championship game idea. The SEC title game has been the extra bump a lot of teams have needed to get into national title game evere since we started doing it, PLUS I'd love to see more games like that Boise St-TCU bowl we had this year.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2009 3:09 pm

Mountain West bolts the BCS family

If the Mountain West Would gro to say 12 teams they would have to have a confrence tournament. But The WAC tried this and thats why all but 1 founding member of the WAC moved to form the Mountain West. Yes it would be great IF Boise ST. Nevada and 1 more I dont think it would matter if it was Fresno ST or San Jose ST. All 4 of those teams have proven track records. The MWC had a lot to prove last year and in my eyes they passed with flying colors. I have no idea what the commishiners have in mind to become part of the BCS. Locking out the so called mid majors is wrong what more does the Mountain West have to prove. I dont have a clue. We cannot get the so called big boys to sign home and home contracts. They only want us around to play at their place and its wrong. Ask the Big East, SEC and pac 10 why we can play at their schools but not at the Mountain West schools.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:55 pm

Mountain West bolts the BCS family

I would tend to disagree that Fresno St is football only,we are the defending NC in baseball and womens basketball was in the NCAA tournament last year and look to return this year.The womens softball team has 1 NC and has made the NCAA's every year of play.The mens basketball team is coming of off a loss of several scholarships and is starting to return to form.We are a complete program and again on the rise.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2009 11:07 am

Mountain West bolts the BCS family

The Mountain West doesn't want Boise St., Fresno St., or Nevada in their conference.  Yes, they would be great for football, but what about other sports?  UNLV and San Diego St. may be bottom dwellers in football, but when mens and womens basketball rolls around, they bring in a lot of quality competition and fan base.  Boise is young in many respects, and if their other sports teams grow up as quick as their football team, then I'm sure the MWC would welcome them in with open arms.

One solution might be to invite Boise St. in as a football-only member, allowing them to stay in the WAC for things like basketball, track, gymnastics and baseball.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2009 12:52 am

Mountain West bolts the BCS family

Would not the MWC strengthen the argument buy expansion and bringing Boise St,Fresno State and possibly Nevada into the league and having a championship game that would certinaly be between ranked teams?

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