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Why Boise should remain in the Mountain West.


Two words: Automatic Qualifier.

 

The ACC and SEC may still go to 16 but the Pac12 is done expanding.

 

The Big12 met OU's demand and got rid of commish Dan Beebe, so the Big12 is saved. Baylor will drop its threat of litigation and Texas A&M goes on its merry way.

 

The SEC still wants 14. It already rejected West Virginia, and Kentucky will veto any attempt to get Louisville (which the SEC leadership apparently wants), so it will go after Missouri -- with whom the SEC has already made an unofficial agreement, because Missouri is deep in Big10 country and brings in a huge media market.

 

The Big10 has no plans to expand so they won't be raiding the Big East, but the Big12 will.

 

According to multiple sources and reported on ESPN, the Big12 will seek to get back to 12 by taking in the major media markets of BYU, West Virginia, and Louisville, plus one other school if Missouri does indeed go to the SEC.

 

All reports are that UConn will eventually end up in the ACC along with either Rutgers or USF. That would leave the Big East with only two football schools -- Cincinnati and either Rutgers or USF (whichever the ACC doesn't take). If Missouri does indeed go to the SEC the Big12 could even take Cinci. Either way the Big East will effectively cease to exist as a football conference and as a result will lose its AQ status.

 

TCU will decide to stay with the MWC, giving them 11. The MWC will then add one or more of the stronger ConUSA schools to get to 12, 14, or even 16; and as a result will be granted AQ status when their trial period is up. Boise State will finally have AQ status without looking like a TCU-ish carpetbagger.

 

My MWC 4 pod 16 team super conference.

 

Pod 1: Hawaii, San Diego State, UNLV, Fresno State

 

Pod 2: Boise State, Nevada, Colorado State, Wyoming

 

Pod 3: TCU, Houston, SMU, New Mexico

 

Pod 4: Tulsa, Air Force, Toledo, Cincinnati

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