To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Mountain West Conference acknowledged that it would sign the BCS/ESPN contract. That was after its good friends in the WAC bailed on it.
The first round of the Mountain West Conference’s fight with the BCS is over.
The conference announced Wednesday evening that it would sign the contract between the BCS and ESPN, ending a six-month campaign to change the BCS and the way it chooses its national champion.
The Mountain West was the only conference that hadn’t officially signed the agreement, which runs through the end of the 2013 season.
Earlier in the day, the Western Athletic Conference, which was having reservations about signing, voted unanimously to sign the agreement.
UPDATE: The Wiz backhands BSU prez Bob Kustra.
4 responses to “Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away.”
Good headline, because the MWC and WAC are certainly behaving like cheap tricks.
Stopped over to see if you had comments on Doc’s post about Utah vs. Nebraska.
Some of the comment were rich, especially #2&3 that said the MWC and WAC were as good or better than the ACC and Big East. I don’t doubt that the best teams in the MWC and WAC are better than many of the ACC/Big East teams, but there are some putrid teams in those western conferences. I’ll take Duke over SDSU.
One other commenter suggests the best solution as unlikely as it is too happen0 combine the best of the MWC and WAC into one conference. Utah, Boise St, BYU, TCU, Tulsa, Air Force, Houston, etc. Then, I think you have a conference that can make a legit argument to at least getting into the Big 6(seven).
Or maybe Utah should grab a partner and petition like heck to be the newest members of the Pac12.
I know those are unlikely, but unless those teams start posting 50K+/game attendance, good TV ratings and REGULARLY beating Big 6 teams, they will (and probably should) be on the outside.
BCS DECLARES GERMANY WINNER OF WORLD WAR II
US Ranked 4th
After determining the Big-12 championship game participants the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.
“Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work–including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule–our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking.”
Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated “The US only had two major victories–Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren’t influenced by head-to-head contests–they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event.”
German Chancellor Adolph Hiter said “Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks.” Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn ‘style points’ to enhance Germany’s rankings. Hitler protested “Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces.”
The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented ” France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2.”
Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.