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STATE YOUR CASE: Which new Mountain West division is stronger?

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 14:01

 

WEST DIVISION

BY TAVIN STUCKI

news editor

 

Yeah, it would be easy to homer for USU’s new region, but let’s be real. The West region is clearly going to dominate for two reasons: girls and recruiting.

Have you ever tried to recruit someone to Wyoming or Colorado State? Too cold for a crappy football team.

Can you say California or Hawaii?

It’s definitely not hard to say yes to schools in sunny Honolulu or classy San Diego. How can you say no to the beach, the sun and most importantly, those California girls.

Even Katy Perry knows what’s up. California girls are undeniable.

Every high school recruit in the nation knows it.

Yeah OK, Boise State makes a pretty good argument, but there’s a reason the games aren’t played out on paper. Nevada — a West region team — has taken the blue Goliath down before, and Chris Peterson’s Boise State isn’t as good as it once was.

Air Force was down last year and probably will be again in the future. New Mexico is terrible and has been for pretty much ever. Matt Wells is unproven as a head coach. Really, the odds aren’t very good for the Mountain.

 

– tavin.stucki@aggiemail.usu.edu

Twitter: @Stuckiaggies

 

MOUNTAIN DIVISION

 

BY JASON BORBA

staff writer

 

On Tuesday the MWC was split into two divisions when it comes to football, the Mountain Division and the West Division. In my opinion, the Mountain is the tougher of the two.

The division includes Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming.

In 2012, the teams in the Mountain combined for a 40-35 record, and the West was 41-36. That is essentially the same record, but that’s where the comparison stops.

The Mountain has a team in Air Force that is always consistent. Colorado State and Wyoming could be on the rise, but the big difference is BSU and USU.

USU has finally arrived and BSU has been nationally recognized for almost 10 years. The Broncos have also proven they can play with the big boys by busting the BCS twice — winning both — and finishing ranked in the top-25 consistently.

Our beloved Aggies finished 16th in the nation and were a field goal away from busting the BCS party this year.  

Both divisions will have their strengths and weaknesses, but the Mountain is poised to have a strong run at the conference title every year if USU and BSU can continue their play.

 

– jborba@aggiemail.usu.edu

Twitter: @jborba15

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