One thing that is unmistakable is the fact that both the WAC and Mountain West seem far worthier of BCS automatic qualification than either the Atlantic Coast or Big East conferences at this point. While the Atlantic Coast has steadied itself, it still has played just two more meaningful games than the WAC — and won one fewer to boot. And it is all about quality contests in this quotient.
Another thing of note. If we were in 2011, just look at how the Mountain West would fit into the standings. Keep in mind that they lose Utah to the Pac-10, and BYU to independence, but in the process they gain three legitimate contenders in Boise State, Nevada and Fresno State. How would this configuration of schools be doing if they were all together this season instead of next?
MWC/WAC 10 52 6 9 0.400 3 11 0.214 6 0 1.000 55.8% 13.236
So even losing two of its cornerstone universities, the Mountain West looks as good as it ever has to receive an automatic bid once reevaluation of the BCS conferences comes up in a couple years. The conference is right there amongst the Big Ten and Big XII as the second tier of leagues. As we’ve seen all season long, the Pac-10 and SEC are in a class alone, with the west coast edging out the deep south once again this week. But with many a marquee game pitting top-25 schools against one another, the SEC has been charging hard up the standings once again…
So which conference is the best at this moment?
|NON-CONF BCS||v. AP TOP 25||FCS GAMES|
|RK||LW||TEAMS||GP||W||L||PCT.||W||L||PCT.||W||L||PCT.||% v. BCS/25||QUOTIENT|
|Big XII North||6||31||5||2||0.714||1||4||0.200||4||1||0.800||38.7%||8.143|
|Big XII South||6||31||3||2||0.600||2||3||0.400||2||0||1.000||32.3%||6.667|