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Boise on the verge of Mountain West invite?

Most of the expansion attention of late has been focused on the Big Ten, with a little Pac-10 and minimal SEC talk sprinkled in for good measure.

However, it’s one of the non-BcS conferences who could lob the first expansion grenade.  Maybe.

According to Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, “there’s at least a decent chance” that Boise State will be extended a formal offer to join the Mountain West when presidents of the member schools meet next month.  If not then, then at some point between then and before July 1.

And Wilner explains why the sudden “rush” for the conference:

If the MWC wants Boise State’s performance in the 2008-10 seasons to be included in the formula that determines whether the MWC receives an automatic BCS bid for the next cycle of games — and it sure as heck does — then the Broncos must be a member of the MWC in 2011.

And for them to be a member in 2011, they must be invited by July 1, 2010.

Whether or not the MWC would extend an offer remains to be seen — back in late April, the Idaho Statesman wrote that Boise State’s door to the MWC is closing — but one thing is nearly certain.  Boise State would need to receive some type of assurance that a school like Utah or Brigham Young — or both — aren’t caught up and sucked in by Pac-10 expansion as it would make little sense for Boise to bolt from the WAC for a conference that’s losing one or possibly two of its “Big Three” members.

As with all of this expansion talk, though, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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  1. Bious says: May 12, 2010 6:16 PM

    Doesn’t really mean that much as the MWC will not get an automatic bid even with Boise State

  2. dotbo says: May 13, 2010 12:28 AM

    Bious is right. The powers that be will fight to disinclude the MWC and the WAC. The way things are moving, the Big 6 conferences are going to shove out the lesser teams, whether the lesser teams like it or not. It’s about money, not football.
    The less slices of the pie there are, the more money for each large school/conference.

  3. 60eagles says: May 13, 2010 7:03 AM

    I have to agree with the above posters. Maybe it’s time for the feds to force the BCS into sanity? I would hate that but giving teams like Rutgers and UConn a path to a BCS game and not Boise State or BYU is insanity. We all know why.

  4. UINTAH says: May 16, 2010 12:17 AM

    I dis-agree with the above posts. The MWC has been known over the past 6 years from the beginning of them being in the BCS in 2004 with Utah. Every ESPN analyst said that the MWC needs to become a BCS confrence. One way is just to get rid of the BCS and just have the best teams play the best teams, regardles of what confrence they are in.

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