The Mountain West conference is pushing for inclusion to the BCS, rightfully looking for a piece of its own economic pie.
What isn't a surprise is that many of the member schools (make that all of them) aren't really feeling the Mountain West. And really, why should they? Just take a look at some of the member BCS schools.
The Pac-10 was humiliated by the Mountain West during the regular season. Arizona did get over on BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. But outside of USC, do you see a Pac-10 team that would be favored over Utah?
The Big Ten, well, they suck. And if the Mountain West was in the BCS, how would the conference get a second, undeserving team into a bowl game?
And then, there's the SEC. Outside of, well, nobody, is there an SEC team that would be favored to beat Utah? Well, favored is a bad example. But is there an SEC team that you would expect to beat Utah? No. Not unless your are a Florida honk.
The Mountain West should continue to push for this. And really, the conference should look to increase its strength by adding Boise State. That would make the conference a true football force. Then the BCS would no longer be able to ignore them.
Tip to Reader Matt P.