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NEW MWC

(Rank among 120 teams in 10 years since 2000 by winning percentage & average wins per year)

Mountain Division (2 TX, 2 CO, 1 WY, 1 NM)

West Division (2 CA, 2 NV, 1 UT, 1 ID)
7 Texas Christian  77% 9.5 1 Boise State   87% 11.2
46 Air Force  56% 6.8 23 Brigham Young  65% 8.1
63 Colorado State  50% 6.1 31 Fresno State  62% 8.1
70 Houston  48% 6.0 72 Nevada 48% 5.9
72 New Mexico  48% 5.9 103 UNLV 35% 4.1
99 Wyoming  36% 4.2 106 San Diego State  32% 3.8
59.5 Averages 52% 6.4 56.0 Averages 55% 6.9



I agree BYU is leveraging it's Independence to force MWC to deplete its' safety conference & expand to 12 teams. Houston is the obvious choice with UTEP getting some press & Tulsa being ignored.SMU & Rice are small private schools & MWC has enough private in BYU, Air Force & TCU.

Nevada & Fresno State joining MWC leaves only:

 

33 Hawaii  61% 8.0
85 Louisiana Tech  43% 5.2
94 San Jose State  39% 4.6
108 New Mexico State  31% 3.7
113 Utah State  27% 3.1
114 Idaho  26% 3.1

 

I think MWC teams biggest fear is sharing a conference with Division 1-AA upstarts like NM State, Utah State & Idaho.  The MWC has fought to build a BCS conference to let former Big West teams drag them back down. The biggest loser in this is Hawaii because their football team has won 8 games/year in the 2000s & 6.5/year since 1980. I believe they will become an Independent when the WAC falls apart (do it sooner except for the $5 million buyout)

Big West abandoned football in 2000.  LA Tech joined the WAC in 2001.  New Mexico State & Idaho joined Sun Belt in 2001 then WAC in 2005.  Utah State was so bad they became Independent in 2001, Sun Belt in 2003 & finally WAC in 2005.

The only thing the WAC has going for it is a possible $10 million from Nevada & Fresno State. More likely than Montana & Montana State joining the WAC from 1-AA, LA Tech replaces Houston in C-USA West & New Mexico State, Idaho & Utah State join Sunbelt as football-only members again & the Big West for all other sports.  That would form a 12 team football league (South Alabama is starting a team next year so 13). San Jose State is stuck except to join Hawaii as an Ind.

Big IIX needs 2 more teams - C-USA East Southern Miss & Memphis? Big East needs 4 - C-USA East Central Florida, East Carolina, Marshall; Ind. Navy and/or MAC Temple? Could force C-USA & Sun Belt to merge and change everything again.

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