MWC is stronger than Big East
The Mountain West falls short of BCS standards. The Big East doesn't even come close.
About a year and a half ago, much attention was being given to the Mountain West's quest to earn BCS automatic-qualifying (AQ) status for its champion.
As we now enter the final season of the four-year qualifying cycle, a look at the numbers shows us that the Mountain West's condition is slightly better than hopeless. The more interesting story, however, is that the Big East doesn't even measure up to the MWC but is in no danger of losing its automatic bid because of it.
Let's start at the beginning.
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