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Best scenario would be to stay put, strengthen the MW, and hope playoff...


But if the AAC came along with wishes to add Boise State, SDSU, and CSU, the departure of those three programs would obviously really hurt the MW and would make the AAC head and shoulders above the rest. No question about it. But just because they do that doesn't mean the Power 5 is just going to say, 'ok, you're in the club now'. And barring that guarantee, I don't see how the move makes sense.

I think our best bet is to try to strengthen the MW as best we can and hope that the playoff expands and gives G5s an auto-bid or two. In that scenario, running the table in the MW would be an easier proposition than running the table in an already tough AAC that would include Boise and SDSU.

Success is cyclical and the MW was for a long time the best of the G5 leagues. The AAC has the upper hand now thanks to some good years in football and basketball...but they're no closer to breaking into the club than anybody else. I agree with Headbutt that if the AAC came calling, and Boise State and SDSU committed to leaving, we'd HAVE to leave...otherwise, what do we do...say no and have AFA leave instead and we're left with the worst half of the conference? We'd have to leave out of necessity.

Joe Parker had some interesting things to say about this on the podcast today. Said while the AAC's TV contract is a little bigger than the MWs, those schools also have to pay production costs, while MW schools do not. So feels it's closer to a wash there. Believes the loss of rivalry games has hurt college football in recent years...and it would really have to be worthwhile to break those up (i.e., Power 6 inclusion). Said he would certainly listen though. Also said in the past these discussions have involved a "football-only" scenario. And CSU would not go that route.

One other thing that might be fun is take the five G5 champs and have our own playoff. Would obviously require sponsors and TV partners. Champ gets $2M, Runner-up gets $1M. All G5 leagues split the resulting TV revenue.

5 seed plays 4 seed as a play-in at home of highest-seeded team... Then winner advances a week later to play No. 1 seed, and 2 faces 3 in a double-header at Allegiant Field in Vegas. Championship game played five days later at Allegiant...fans could catch multiple games in one trip. Make the week-plus in Vegas like a true bowl experience with activities for the four participating teams, gifts, etc. Would be a unique dynamic with each team and fan base playing to represent their own conference/supremacy. Playoff would be done by second week of December and participating teams could still play in bowl games afterwards.

As a fun twist, could invite the MBB/WBB teams of each participating university for a coinciding basketball tournament during the same week...fans could catch both football and hoops during the trip.

(In response to this post by ramdom)

Posted: 06/02/2021 at 4:26PM


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  Stay put and add Byu while perhaps -- 96buff 06/03/2021 12:43AM
  MWC won't pay $10MM to steal a team from the AAC -- Big Horned Sheep 06/04/2021 12:25AM
  Pairing is not a goal -- 96buff 06/04/2021 01:37AM
  Coordinate to create a best of the rest conference. -- Big Horned Sheep 06/03/2021 12:22AM
  Boooo. You're getting too big. -- Headbutt  06/03/2021 04:40AM
  9 game Conf schedule seems to be working alright -- Big Horned Sheep 06/04/2021 12:42AM
  2025! Kansas and CSU become the 15th &16th Member. -- SD_Diamond_Junkies 06/02/2021 9:02PM
  I like it! ** -- Ram D.V.C. 06/03/2021 12:09PM
  Would be incredible... not happening though ** -- OC Ram 06/03/2021 03:22AM
  My dream scenario would be..... -- FortFun89 06/02/2021 5:52PM
  I believe you hit the nail on the head! -- ramdom 06/03/2021 10:53AM
  UNR has so little to offer -- TheRealistFan 06/03/2021 11:30AM
  I'll buy that ** -- FortFun89 06/03/2021 07:27AM
  Why UNLV? ** -- Headbutt  06/03/2021 04:42AM
  Growing market -- TheRealistFan 06/03/2021 11:33AM
  I like it, but if we're just dreaming...B1G. ** -- Headbutt  06/02/2021 9:14PM
  CU will never let CSU in the Pac 12 ** -- CommandZ 06/02/2021 6:51PM
  True ** -- RamNavy 06/02/2021 10:40PM
  Great ideas, may be a bit too forward thinking -- DurwardRam 06/03/2021 08:44AM
  This ** -- CommandZ 06/02/2021 6:51PM
  I love the enthusiasm...still never going to happen. -- SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP 06/02/2021 5:13PM
  What the F have I been wrong about. Love to hear that. -- sanfranramfan 06/02/2021 7:17PM
  Pretty much everything but Covid, and counting. ** -- Headbutt  06/03/2021 04:23AM
  Nice ** -- CommandZ 06/02/2021 6:52PM
  Thank you very much, Thelma Lou! ** -- ramdom 06/02/2021 5:48PM
  Fascinating input! ** -- AnotherBoulderCountyDBag 06/02/2021 5:43PM
  Football only break off from P5 -- SappBVP 06/02/2021 4:05PM
  First off... -- SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP 06/02/2021 3:09PM
  BTW, some thoughts re Craig T. -- ramdom 06/02/2021 12:05PM

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