Mountain West Still Waiting To Hear From BCS About Access For 2012, 2013 Seasons

Back on Dec. 12 the Mountain West submitted their petition to join the BCS for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but fast forward four months later there is no decision and no vote has take place on the matter. The 11 representatives are to come from each conference and one from Notre Dame were to meet in January but that never happened.

Apparently BCS executive director Bill Hancock said that there is no hurry to make a decision:

"Don't really have any news; no decision has been made," Hancock said in an email. He noted the Presidential Oversight Committee would make the final decision, but that there's, "no rush."

A similar response was given by Hancock in February:

... the BCS will continue to try to get the Presidential Oversight Committee together on a conference call, but Hancock said there is no immediate deadline when the committee would vote and one may not be conducted until the start of the season, in late August or early September.

One would think that the bowls and other conferences would like to know before the season begins about how many at-large spots are going to be open.

Granted there have been other things on fore front such as what system will replace the BCS in 2014. Also, there is probably no hurry since the Mountain West is much different from what they were with Utah, TCU and BYU's stats who count toward BCS qualification, and then Boise State whose WAC numbers counted but they are leaving for the Big East in 2013.

If the BCS is not going to let the Mountain West have a seat at the table just get on with it and make the decision and tell them know. The reality of the situation that the Mountain West does not deserve a bid to the BCS based on who is actually in the league, so just get it over with and make up your decision which most people are confident will be a big fat no.

Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson responded to a question about the status, and of course is waiting like the rest of us who remembered this is even an ongoing process:

"We are awaiting action on the request by the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee."

Yes, we are waiting for the petition to get denied.

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