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Mountaintop View 8-2-21. Realignment talk, Cowboy stability, NCAA changes, watchlist, NBA draft.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 03 Navy at Air Force Photo by Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s Monday and we’re back after the weekend. The links keep pressing on, so check out the latest Mountain West and college sports-related news from around the web, plus the original content we have coming your way this week.

Will conference realignment change the Group of 5?

The MWC is no stranger to every aspect of realignment, forming as an offshoot of a conference, seeing teams leave, and poaching teams from another conference. They are hoping to do the latter once again now. While no one knows what will happen, it makes sense for the Big 12 to drag this out and collect exit fees while they contemplate their next moves. This post doesn’t rule out Big 12 schools to the MWC or vice versa but acknowledges the AAC is much more likely to be involved.

Cowboys are the most stable football program.

Yes, in the entire nation, Wyoming is deemed most stable. They score very high in coach and roster stability and fairly high in performance stability. Air Force is the next MWC school with 20, and the conference places 5 schools in the top 50. Utah State comes in last in the conference and 118th in the country.

NCAA changing itself?

The NCAA and president Mark Emmert seem set on decentralizing itself and its governing powers. They took another step towards that on Friday, announcing that they will convene a “special constitutional convention” this coming November to examine and propose changes to the NCAA’s constitution. These changes are expected to put less power in their hands and more power in conferences and schools.

Watch List season presses on.

MWC in the NBA Draft

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, with August Team Recruiting Rankings.
  • Later today: Peak Perspective: How Will Realignment Impact the Mountain West?
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Mountain West Media Days
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The MWC vs The AAC 2020 Season Comparison.