Big Ten Expansion Reaction: Mountain West First Blood Edition

And where do the ostensible little folk fall in this neverending major-conference expansion scenario? SBN's Mountain West Connection says the mid-majors must strike first if they are to compete for eventual automatic-qualifier designation:

My strong opinion is that the Mountain West must be proactive and invite Boise State to have ten teams and be a league that is stronger then the Big East and at least on par with the ACC and Pac-10 in terms of the top teams.  The Mountain West may not need to invite Boise State to gain AQ status for the BCS, but it would make the conference stronger with four legit top 25 teams each year, and a few others who will be bowl eligible.  

Read the rest at Mountain West Connection.

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