Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by PhillyBuff, Nov 18, 2009.
I hope this takes off and happens.WAC & MTN West Championship game
april fools if you did not read the entire article.....
ummm, you know this is November, right?
this isnt real.....
i said I hope it takes off for next year.... they list a hypothetical date for dec 4th, 2010... same day as the BCS conference champion games...
This already exists the Big11 and the Pac10 have their own championship.
It may not be real, but I like the idea.
No way the MWC would take a step back to essentially the WAC 16 days.
I'm all in favor of a playoff format, but all the work the MWC has done as a conference in the last 10 years would be wiped out completely.
There must be dozens of fans willng to watch that.
It is a terrible idea for the MWC and there is no way that happens in my opinion. The way the MWC is structured now it is far and away a stronger confererence than the WAC. An undefeated MWC champion is basically garanteed a spot in the BCS over an undefeated WAC team due to the strength of schedule the MWC provides. See Boise State/TCU 2009.
Even so, there are MWC expansion rumors starting to gain traction that involve Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevead, making two divisions and a nationally televised championship game. If that happens I think the MWC gets its BCS bid and becomes even more of a player in the national lanscape. Here is a link to a pretty well written article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/288667-rumor-mill-mwc-to-expand-to-12-receive-auto-bid
Do you get email alerts any time the Mountain Worst is mentioned?
I don't think the Mountain West is so bad...
I look at it as a better conference than the MAC, Sun Belt, Conference USA, and Notre Dame :smile2:
What can I say......the dude abides. :smile:
.......as well as the Big Least
I don't think I could go that far....
certainly could argue that the top teams in each league are similar...
but the bottom & middle teams in the MWC are much worse than the bottom and middle of the Least....
The Big East gets a lot of hate that isn't deserved imo. The bottom of the conference is lacking, but the top of it isn't bad at all. Pitt, WVU, Cincy and USF are all pretty damn good teams. It's better than the Big 10 imo. Just because Miami and Virginia Tech ditched doesn't mean the conference doesn't have anything to offer. I was a hater until WVU strolled their BCS bowl against Oklahoma and ran them the hell over.
me Likey alot - love to see the Broncos play more MWC teams - that would be huge for those of us in the potato belt
I don't disagree with that and I think that is what the rumored expansion of the MWC would help to address and solidify. Add Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevada and you have a bona fide BCS conference basically in line with the Big East.
Boise State has been lobbying for a spot in the MWC for a while now.....my guess is that it happens sooner rather than later.
All you need is Boise State to the MWC to have a shot at a BCS auto-bid. The other schools are decent, and Fresno can certainly be a competitive team with good fans, but the MWC will only add Boise to help their resume unless Fresno or Nevada gets ranked.
A conference championship game is not a prerequisite to become a BCS auto-bid. It will be based on highest BCS rankings, # of Top 25 teams, and overall rankings for all teams in conference, and possibly how well teams travel to bowl games.
Adding 2 more teams just divides up the spoils more without gaining any more revenue.
I would be fine with adding just Boise State if it led to a bid.
Based on the article it looks like the reasoing behind a Nevada addition would be their strength in basketball, which would help generate revenue for the conference and add a natural rivalry with UNLV in that arena.
Fresno State seems like an obvious television market expansion play for the conference. Add in the fact Fresno State annually boasts good attendance and competetive teams and I would be on board with a move like that.
I agree that both teams offer good things for the MWC, but they won't slice the pie up too much if they can help it. Certainly Fresno State and Nevada look more attractive than Wyoming and UNLV.
The rumor up here re BSU and the MWC is that BSU lacks stadium space and the relative weakness of nonfootball sports. With that said BSU has a nationally ranked wrestling program (wrestles in the PAC10) and tennis program and few schools are great at everything. They are adding woman's sports like crazy. I think improving the football schedule by joining the MWC would actually boost fan support up here because the WAC schedule is....well you know.
I think all the MWC cares about is the BCS rankings to meet the auto-bid. Boise outperforms Wyoming, CSU, UNLV, and New Mexico in attendance easily.
Isn't there a big stadium expansion plan to get 40k+ around the smurf turf?
I had heard that as well regarding facilities, but I can't imagine the MWC denying a perenially Top 15-20 program a place in the conference due to a lack of stadium space. Even with a low capacity stadium, Boise State's average attendance would have put them among the top 4 programs in the conference in 2008, all of whom boast 45,000+ capacity stadiums.
BYU - 64,100 (27)
Utah - 45,542 (51)
AFA - 38,135 (64)
Boise - 32,275 (70)
TCU - 30,389 (75)
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