View Poll Results: Should the Mountain West and WAC get a BCS bid

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  • Both should get it.

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  • MWC only

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  • WAC only

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  • Neither should get it

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    Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    I think after the last few years, they deserve a shot.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    How about whoever has the higher BCS ranking out of the 2 gets an automatic bid.



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    I'd accept either option. I'm all about giving people opportunity, and they've shown that it's deserved.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Sure, for every Utah, you get a Hawaii, but it is good to see these teams come in and shake things up.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Maybe setup one of the bowls to have automatic tie-ins for each of those conferences like how the Big10 and Pac10 have in the Rose bowl. Then they would typically play each other unless there is a really good team and another BCS bowls picks them up.

    Otherwise you have situations like this year where 3 conferences got 2 teams into the BCS. Since they added the 5th game it is too easy for that second team to get in. I liked it when it was special for a conference to get 2 teams into the BCS. Now its the norm for the Big12, SEC, and the Big10 to get 2 teams in.



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Some of the top teams should start talking to each other about getting their own conference.

    TCU
    BYU
    Utah
    Air Force
    Boise State
    Fresno State
    Nevada

    These teams and a couple others to fill in up to 10 teams would seem good enough to bet a BCS bid.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    IMO, Boise State and Utah (winners of the WAC and Mountain West) were both better than Virginia Tech (winner of the ACC). So yes, both conferences deserve a BCS bid.

    Hell, with Utah being 13-0 and beating Alabama, they deserve to be National Champions, or at least co-NC's!



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Both should get the automatic bid... at the expense of the big ten and the big east.



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Move Boise State, La Tech and Fresno to the Mountain West then San Diego State, Wyoming, and New Mexico to the WAC. Let the WAC be a true mid major and the Mountain West would be one of the top four conferences in football...



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Maybe setup one of the bowls to have automatic tie-ins for each of those conferences like how the Big10 and Pac10 have in the Rose bowl. Then they would typically play each other unless there is a really good team and another BCS bowls picks them up.

    Otherwise you have situations like this year where 3 conferences got 2 teams into the BCS. Since they added the 5th game it is too easy for that second team to get in. I liked it when it was special for a conference to get 2 teams into the BCS. Now its the norm for the Big12, SEC, and the Big10 to get 2 teams in.
    I used to love all the tradition and bowl tie-ins for a long time but I am now starting to think that there should be no tie-ins just rules with regards to the selection process. I want to see bowls start picking the best match-ups regardless of conference affiliation but I doubt we will ever see anything like that.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    I used to love all the tradition and bowl tie-ins for a long time but I am now starting to think that there should be no tie-ins just rules with regards to the selection process. I want to see bowls start picking the best match-ups regardless of conference affiliation and how many fans they will bring or TV sets they have, but I doubt we will ever see anything like that.
    Now I agree 100%. If you aren't going to have a tournament then match 1-2, 3-4, 5-6.... 29-30, etc in the bowls...



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    My new Mountain West Conference:
    Air Force
    Boise St
    BYU
    Colorado St
    Fresno St
    Nevada
    New Mexico
    San Diego St
    TCU
    UNLV
    Utah
    Wyoming


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    I say that no team/conference should have an 'automatic' BCS bid. It should be based solely on the team's ranking.


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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    Move Utah and Boise State into the Pac 10 and problems are solved.



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    Re: Should the Mountain West and Wac get a BCS bid?

    The Big East is in danger of losing its auto bid if its league champ continues to be ranked so low. The MWC or WAC will have a hard time getting an auto bid because they rarely have more than 2 teams in the BCS top 25.

    Standards for Future BCS Automatic Qualification
    The champions of the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conferences will have annual automatic qualification for a BCS game after the regular seasons of 2008 through 2013, based on mathematical standards of performance during the 2004-2007 regular seasons.


    The 2008-2011 regular seasons will be evaluated under the same standards to determine if other conferences will have annual automatic qualification for the games after the 2012 and 2013 regular seasons. The champions of no more than seven conferences will have annual automatic berths.


    If the BCS continues under the same or similar format, conferences will be evaluated on their performances during the 2010-2013 regular seasons to determine which conferences will have automatic qualification for the bowls that will conclude the 2014-2017 regular seasons.


    The evaluation data includes the following for each conference (1) the ranking of the highest-ranked team in the final BCS standings each year, (2) the final regular-season rankings of all conference teams in the computer rankings used by the BCS each year and (3) the number of teams in the top 25 of the final BCS standings each year.


    Conference agreements with bowls will continue. The Pac-10 and Big Ten champions will host the Rose Bowl if their teams are not in the BCS national championship game. Likewise, the Southeastern Conference champion will host the Sugar Bowl, ACC champion will host the Orange Bowl and Big 12 champion will host the Fiesta Bowl.



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