Found a rather interesting post from Killerfrogs.com's CUSA board (I like to venture over there a lot), and thought you might want to look at it, and then I want to share an idea that will be definitely shocking coming from a guy who is a fan of two BCS teams. :o :o ;D
Ok, Cap Pirate let me explain this again. The six conferences [BCS] negotiate a deal with ABC for $x (lets say 80 million) per year for 5 years. Adding the MWC, CUSA and the Liberty Bowl, ABC is only willing to play $83 million. Under the first scenario, each of the six conferences get $13+million per year. Under scenario two, each of the 8 conference get $10+ million per year. Hence, the six conferences lose money on scenario two. Bowl game attendance is irrelevant since such revenue pales in comparison to the tv revenue. Now, give me reason one reason why the Big 6 conferences should follow scenario two. It doesn't make financial sense. That is why everyone is not included.
This is the exact words of MU88 except what was in brackets. Granted, the grammar is kinda poor, (especially for a Marquette fan ::) ) but you get the general picture. However, for those of you familiar w/ finance and business, what does the tv contract look like to you? Compare it to, say the NFL's contract. The NFL has deals w/ CBS, ABC/ESPN, Fox, and I think they've still got a deal w/ TNT (don't know for sure about TNT though). The bulk of college football is televised by ABC/ESPN. Could we say that ABC/ESPN has a MONOPOLY on college football tv coverage? I think so!
I think the SEC figured this out a few years ago (ABC/ESPN used to televise many more SEC games than they do currently), and decided to take their contract to CBS, who was without football at the same time. Look at how the SEC has cashed in on that deal.
I think both the MWC and C-USA would be wise to approach NBC about a similar tv deal. Granted, NBC already has ND, but with no pro football, they might be willing to jump at televising some more college football games. This is the only way I can see C-USA and the MWC making the BCS.