When Boise State made the decision to move to the Mountain West for a higher standard of competition, they thought they were going to get a serious BCS computer rankings boost. After all, the league regularly produces two or three ranked teams that are good enough to push BCS conference teams. Boise State's move to the Mountain West was supposed to make it a de facto BCS conference, especially with the perpetual mediocrity that's come out of the ACC and Big East in recent years.
While the move has been a step-up, as the WAC does not have a single team above .500, they're not helping Boise get to a title game. The Broncos are No. 5 in the initial BCS standings, and their chances of climbing to No. 2 are looking very slim. TCU, Wyoming and San Diego State all have two losses already, and are hardly going to boost Boise's computer profile.
The Broncos will be headed for the BCS once again if they run the table as expected, but they're still stuck in BCS limbo without a chance to get to the title game unless a lot of teams choke.
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