The proposed 12 team MWC sets itself up quite nicely for divisions and a championship games. The divisional setup can either be based on a North/East/Mountain – South/West/Pacific basis or “Original 6” – “Next 6”
North/East/Mountain Division: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State, Wyoming
South/West/Pacific Division: Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose, UNLV
“Original Six”: Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Wyoming,
“Next Six”: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Jose State, Utah State
There is good balance in both alignments and the only drawback is that you determine permanent partners outside of Nevada-UNLV and San Diego State-Fresno State. Otherwise, it looks good and even allows for BYU and UTEP to slide back in at any time.
Geographically looks the best to me. Hawaii vs Cali/NV schools is perfect and Boise supplementing the East division that has no real solid fb schools works great too.
Ommitting PAC12 schools, the only way I could be happier with the MWC right now was if that snagged BYU/UTEP.
BYU/UTEP make the perfect 13/14. BYU/Utah St would further tie the MWC into SLC, UNM/UTEP would lock down NM/WestTX, along with the WYO/AFA/CSU trio that pretty good tavel partners.
And if the rumor was true that BYU was talking with Gonzaga about joinig to offset Hawaii's nonfb sports then this would be a home run. The Zags could partner with Boise as a travel partner and that would make the league the most competitive it could be w/o expanding into the central time zone.
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