Mountain West officials want automatic BCS bid
McLEAN, Va. ó The Mountain West Conference is pushing for an automatic annual entry into the Bowl Championship Series’ postseason lineup, USA Today reported Monday.
The newspaper said that presidents and chancellors of the league’s nine schools, along with commissioner Craig Thompson, will press for a meeting with BCS coordinator John Swofford to discuss an automatic berth into the BCS.
“I would not be optimistic,” Thompson said. “As I explained to them (the Mountain West presidents), it’s a series of legal contracts among 11 conferences, four bowls, two TV partners with yet another TV partner coming in.”
Utah finished second in the AP Top 25 this past season.