MWC Looking For Ways To Become More BCS-Friendly. So... How About Stealing Boise State From The WAC?
One thing that they could theoretically do is add another team. There aren't a ton of options there, since they would have to find a team that is good enough to boost their standings with the BCS, but is in a conference that's weak enough that the MWC would be a worthwhile upgrade.
Enter Boise State. They actually have the best record in the country in this decade, and they have done very well, even beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. They are currently in the relatively weak Western Athletic Conference, and they suffered from the same fate as Utah last year, as an undefeated non-BCS school.
I think this is a great idea for pretty much everyone involved... except of course the rest of the WAC. It would be unfortunate for them to lose their banner team, but in the end, it would give several more teams a fighting chance at a championship.
Would this make the MWC just another one of the evil big-wigs? Yeah, kinda. But if they are serious about getting a chance to compete, they might not really have a choice.
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