The Mountain West will request an exemption from the Bowl Championship Series that would give the Mountain West champion an automatic spot in the BCS after the 2012 and 2013 regular seasons, according to Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman.
The Mountain West has met the performance thresholds necessary to request the waiver. Now, it's up to a BCS Presidential Oversight Committee to approve the exemption. The committee consists of one president or chancellor from each of the 11 FBS conferences and Notre Dame's president. The Mountain West will need nine votes from the committee in order to get approved.
MWC school Boise State's President Bob Kustra was a member of the committe but was replaced now that the Boise will be leaving the MWC for the Big East. New Mexico's David Schmidly replaced him.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was the chairman of the committee until he was fired by the school over Penn State's recent sexual abuse scandal.
According to BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said there is no timetable for a decision.
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