Is the Mountain West going to be a better conference this upcoming year than they were before?
I think so. Denver would drastically improve because of Kenyon Martin. If he doesn't injury himself like previous years, they could be contenders because they have two magnificent scorers (Anthony & Iverson) and have great depth. Utah should improve because of Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, and AK. They also have a great bench. Minnesota should improve with the emergence of Rany Foye and Kevin Garnett as usual being the superstar that he is. Portland has suffered so many injuries (Darius Miles, Pryzilla, Zand Randolph, and newly LaMarcus Alridge. If they make successfully regain theur health, Trailblazers could become a better team. Seattle isn't that bad. Ray Allen missed the 15-20 games earlier on and is again injured. Ray Allen is a difference maker that could improve the team.
What's the point of Boise State moving to the Mountain West Conference?
I think Boise State joined the MWC before all those teams started bolting. They probably were thinking that TCU, Utah and BYU would be there, and that would be strong enough for the MWC to become an automatic qualifying conference. With Nevada, Fresno State and probably Hawai'i moving to the MWC, it's still a possibility, but it's less likely. They can't join the Big 12 or the Pac-10 it seems, either--the Pac-10 cares too much about academic prestige to take Boise State, and the Big 12 is not interested in expanding right now. They didn't even want to take TCU. Either way, it's not as if Boise State can back out now, and neither can any other team.
All of these teams are looking for ways to play for the national title if they go undefeated. Utah made the best decision for that, getting into the Pac-10. BYU, I think, made a big mistake going independent and Boise State's being in the MWC probably won't be much help. TCU to the Big East could work out, except nobody respects the Big East. The ACC is more highly regarded than the Big East is and they still have a hard time getting title contenders out of their conference. So, winning the Big East and going undefeated doesn't guarantee TCU anything, but it's better odds than going undefeated in the MWC.
Is the Mountain West the third best NCAA football conference this year?
The Big 12 is hands down the most dominate conference this year, followed by the SEC. The Pac-10 is another one-team show, the ACC is up and down every week, the Big 10...well, you know.
It's either the Mountain West or the Big East. Thye Big East has Cincinatti, South Florida, Rutgers, West Virginia, Pittsburg, but this year, I think it has to be Mountain West mainly because so many schools has impressed me. Utah is still undefeated, and BYU is good. TCU is just incredible, their only loss was to Oklahoma! So yeah I'll say Mountain West.
Does the mountain west conference deserve more recognition as a legitimate conference?
Mountain West is a joke honestly.....what happened when Hawaii had their BCS game a year ago? I have no problems with the Mountain West, they have good programs, but to be honest if you put TCU up against Tx Tech, or BYU vs Florida? You honestly want to see what that would look like? Two words....TRAIN WRECK!!!!!!!
Is It time for College Football to give an automatic BCS berth to the Mountain West?
Texas longhorn guy: Right now TCU would beat Texas, and BYU and Utah would be competitive. Wyoming beat Tennessee not too long ago which I believe is part of the all-powerful SEC. And I do believe our bottom (Colo St.) whooped up on the Big 12's (Colorado). CSU also beat a good Nevada team.
MWC deserves an auto-bid more than the Big East but screw AQ lets go with a playoff! Realistically the BCS won't even consider the MWC unless Boise is added and even then its a longshot because there is too much of a market for schools in more populated areas.
Get rid of this crap system and let a playoff determine a true champ!
What are the chances of Boise State leaving the WAC for the Mountain West Conference?
there is always the rumor bosie and fresno will try to do it.
they will not just take bosie...they need to better balance out the numbers by taking a second school. fresno is the only other good school in the WAC but the MWC was keeping them out due to the hatred of former Bball coach Tarkanian. since he's long gone....it could work this time around.
it could happen in the next few years...just expect fresno to be included when it happens. conferences do not like an odd number of teams....even #s work out with scheduling.