The BCS conferences all claim that it's the weekly grind of their conference schedule that really sets them apart from the non-BCS conferences. However, that debate has no empirical evidence to support the disparity of financial support between the BCS and non-BCS conferences. Further, even with limited access to the BCS bowls, the non-BCS conferences have performed quite well. Oh yes, please don't forget the BCS teams generally have a valid reason for a let down whenever playing a non-BCS team in the BCS bowls!
The 2011 Air Force Football Media Guide includes the following all-time BCS bowl game winning percentages by Conference:
1. MWC .750
2. SEC .714
3. WAC .667
4. PAC10 .625
5. Big Ten .478
6. Big East .462
7. Big 12 .444
8. ACC .154
This year the MW Champion may have another shot at busting the BCS bowl party. If so, it could be in New Orleans!
The 2011 Air Force Football Media Guide has some rich content for any fan of the Mountain West Conference. The AFA is a great institution across the board, including an excellent football tradition.