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Boise State to the Mountain West

Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:23 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 1:57 pm

It's a few days late but Boise State will become the 10th member of the Mountain West Conference.

WAC commissioner Karl Benson told Friday morning that the deal had been consumated. The Mountain West announced the deal a few minutes later. 

Mountain West presidents reportedly were ready to invite Boise at their league meetings on Monday until the possibility of grabbing Colorado became an option. When CU announced it was headed to the Pac-10 on Thursday that opened up the spot for Boise.

The Broncos bring a 26-1 record the past two seasons that will count toward the MWC's fight to become a BCS league. There are two more seasons to run on a four-year evaluation period. All conferences will be evaluated on average finish in the BCS and conference strength among other factors. The MWC believes it is close to what would be temporary BCS automatic qualifier status in 2012 and 2013.

The MWC might not be done. Depending on how expansion shakes out, the league could be interested in taking in Big 12 castoffs that don't make the cut in the Pac-10 or Big Ten. That's good news for the likes of Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor and Missouri.


Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Boise State to the Mountain West

It's nice to see the near hourly updates on how conference realignment is proceeding, but as a fan of Missouri, I really with there was someone out there connected to what WILL LIKELY happen.  If anything, the past week or so have underscored how little the so-called college football insiders like Dennis Dodd really know about the future of the situation.  Anyone who has made a projection, like Dodd, has come out of this with egg on their face.  I'm really no longer interested in Texas giving Nebraska ultimatums, Texas seemingly headed to the Pac-10 and then the Big-10 later the very same day, etc., etc.  Tell me, if you say anything with confidence, where Mizzou will be headed when this is all said and done.  They appeared to be on the Big-10's short list, but in recent days that appears to be no more, leading me to think they will eventually be stuck headed to a lackluster conference like the Mountain West.  True?  Sorry Mountain West folks for that depiction of your conference, which seems to be on the rise, but no one from the Big-12 is excited about going there.  It's really the booby prize in all of this.

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:47 pm

Boise State to the Mountain West

Hopefully a moot issue.  The real goal here is to get rid of the ludicrously ineffective NCAA and BCS system and put in playoffs.  Super conferences will facilitate that.  I can see something like 2 from the Pac 16 (if that happens), 2 from the SEC, 1 from the MWC, 1 or 2 from the Big (depending on how big it gets) and an at large or two. 

Even if just the NCAA and BCS are eliminated from this process, something useful will have been accomplished.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:45 pm

Boise State to the Mountain West

They will need them when BYU and Utah go to the Big XII

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:44 pm

Boise State to the Mountain West

Mountain West will still be lucky if they get an auto bid to the BCS.  If the Big Ten and Pac10 expand to 16+ teams, they will both request (and most likely get) 2 BCS games.  Mid-Majors get screwed again.

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:43 pm

BCS status?

It sounds like the Big-12 is falling apart, an din that case, the MWC would probably pick up enough teams to easily justify a BCS seat.  But, if the Big-12 stays intact....??  Is the Boise State move enough?  We'll play wait-n-see over the next few days, but food for thought

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:40 pm

Boise State to the Mountain West

It will be made a BCS conference period. If the Big XII is really dead, they are not going to allow another at large bid; they will just give the Mountain West the Big XII spot in the Fiesta Bowl.

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