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Does The Mountain West Have A Point?

Discussion in 'The Cheap Seats' started by jmillhimes, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. jmillhimes

    jmillhimes Walk On

    May 18, 2009
    Does The Mountain West Have A Point?

    Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson and Brian Bennett

    After the success of the 2008 season, the Mountain West made its case for inclusion into the BCS or at the very least a change in the current system. The Mountain West's argument? That it's starting to surpass some of the conferences that currently hold BCS automatic bids.

    The Big East is one conference that continues to be under fire for its middling performance during the past year.

    At the end of the season, the Mountain West finished with three teams ranked in the Top 25, including two in the top 10. In the recently released coaches' poll, three Mountain West teams were ranked and none appeared from the Big East.

    It's clear that the Mountain West is enjoying a major upswing while the Big East is in a down cycle, but is it enough to warrant the changing of the automatic bid?

    Yes, under current BCS rules the Big East could keep its automatic bid and the Mountain West could earn one for the 2014 season. But what if there were only one bid remaining and the two conferences, with their 2009 rosters, had to play for it? A knockdown, drag-out playoff for the automatic bid. Who would win?

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