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Published: Saturday, Jan. 22 2011 12:27 p.m. MST

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Ogden Aggie
Ogden, UT

Very interesting. Let's hope the MWC decides to go to 12 teams and adds the Aggies. Football is on the rise, and the Ags would be a great addition to an already impressive basketball league. Go State!!!

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

I am still extremely disappointed in my Cougars for bailing on the MWC. Had they stayed, most likely Utah and TCU would have stayed, and the MWC could have been one of the top conferences in the country!

Striker
Omaha, NE

Sorry, but the MWC will never gain B_$ status. BYU, Utah, and TCU made that conference what it was. All that the MWC will be is a newer WAC conference.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

It didn't help that BYU stunk it up this year. Although most reasonable sports fan saw it coming; no tds fan would have believed BYU would have lost to USU and Nevada.

TDS should feel good though; their new conference beat their old conference.

LOL!

DC
Alexandria, VA

Dear Y ask Y - I believe Utah left first, then BYU left, then TCU. I don't think Utah consulted with BYU before they left.

The writer of the article assumes that the BCS system of choosing conferences is fair. I'm sure there will be something that comes up to allow the Big East to stay in the BCS system. Besides, without Utah, TCU or BYU, the MWC just became the WAC, so why should they gain BCS status?

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

Actually, hedgehog, BYU only had a miserable start; the Cougars improved rapidly and played very well the 2nd half of the season.

Utah, on the other hand, had a disastrous second half of the season; completely embarrassed in three games and lucky to the other three.

BYU has Heaps next season.

Utah has a wounded Wynn.

BYU helped make their new and old conferences and neither one will ever be as good again now that BYU is going independent.

BYU's "new conference" will be the who's who of the college football world.

Enjoy battling Washington State and Colorado for the PAC 12 basement.

KH
Holladay, UT

Y ask Y,

Utah had left for the PAC 10 long before BYU decided to leave the MWC.

KH
Holladay, UT

Truth Machine,

Yeah, Utah did struggle a little bit towards the end of the season. But as BYU fans love to tell everyone, a 10-3 season is a GREAT season. And didn't that "wounded Wynn" and the Utes beat Heaps and the cougars this year?

Scoreboard: 17-16
2 out of 3
6 out of 9

P.S. If you really believe that Utah will be battling for the bottom of the PAC in years to come, where would that put BYU if they were in the PAC? Below Utah, that's where. You have unconciously just bashed your own team.

DixieAggie
St.George, Utah

BYU probably made a good move towards ESPN independence in football, but I don't see how this will help them come any closer towards the BCS Championship game. Does independence make one more bowl eligible (honest question, I don't really know)?

On another note, U. State should switch to the MWC. It's just a better move all around.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"BYU's "new conference" will be the who's who of the college football world."

More like a who's who???

Utah State Idaho State Louisiana Tech Idaho New Mexico State Hawaii.

You'd ber better off playing Bingham High.

How sad. How very, very sad. To think a few decades ago you thought things were looking up.

Iheartblood
Salt Lake, Utah

How sad that you for some reason think that BYUs schedule next year is any indication of the schedules they will have the next 6. 2012 games scheduled are Oregon St., Hawaii, Utah, Boise St., Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. Not exactly fluff there.

Old ball coach
Sandy, UT

To Striker and DC: What excuse are you going to use when Boise beats TCU handly in Fort Worth and says good ridence to the Frogs!

Fact of the matter, is the Mountain West loses nothing with the loss of Utah and TCU....BYU has not done much since the inception of the conference. (Yes, Cougars you were once the leader of the Old WAC)

I have to agree, the MWC will eventually get what it deserves....a BCS Bid!

spudlydoright
McCammon, Idaho

As a BSU fan I certainly wish that they were in an AQ conference. However, with Utah and TCU gone to AQ conferences BSU's chances of being in the BCS games on a regular basis have gone up dramatically. As of right now there really isn't anyone out there to compete with them for the available spot. Unless someone else steps up and becomes more competitive, like BYU, for instance, I think BSU could be in almost every year.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

What does it matter what the rankings of these two Conferences were this year? They won't even resemble the same Conferences next year.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah left before BYU and as soon as another AQ conference courted TCU they would have been gone. BYU would not have left the regional competition had Utah stayed. Once the MWC started to crumble, BYU exercised an option they had considered for a decade.

aggie2010
Logan, UT

RE:DC
"Besides, without Utah, TCU or BYU, the MWC just became the WAC, so why should they gain BCS status?"

Did you read the article? Even with Utah, TCU, and BYU, the WAC was considered by experts to be a better football conference last season than the MWC. So if the MWC was being considered for BCS status, yet the WAC was better, then the new MWC should be considered even more eligible for the BCS.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

@ Aggie2010

Let's do the math here. BYU was a cupcake at the beginning, came on strong at the end, but too late to do any good -vs- the WAC.

Utah got played like a cupcake at the end. Evidence, they are sooo proud of beating a 7-6 BYU by one at home. On the last play of the game.

Wyoming... is the posterboy cupcake.

The historically three top teams of the MWC leave, BSU and the traitors come in, the MWC becomes the old WAC. You DO still have an up and coming SDSU, but you traded one set of cupcakes for another, what makes anyone think this conference in one or two years time will have a better resume than either the WAC or the MWC has had for the past however many?

And as has been pointed out, who on earth would start with the assumption that the BCS will be "fair" in considering admission?

And, sorry, Y ask Y, on this one, the universe doesn't revolve around the Y. While I will never agree that independence was a knee-jerk reaction to the U going PAC, obviously the U started the exodus.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

The talk of BYU leaving the MWC was going on before Utah left. Look it up.

Besides, the loss of Utah is of minor significance. The real loss was the loss of TCU, which was the DIRECT result of BYU bailing. Look that up, too.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

@ hedgehog

26-3 ring a bell?

LOL

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Old news, was on espn.com yesterday.

WAC only beat MWC in the rankings because the Utes weren't any match for Boise State...

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