Following the Mountain West athletic directors meeting in Denver on Tuesday, the conference announced it will use a two division format for football starting in 2013.
The “Mountain Division” will consist of Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming. The “West Division” will be made up of Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV.
Each team will play all five division opponents each year along with three cross-divisional games.
The conference also unveiled its plans to play the inaugural Mountain West Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. In a match up that will pit the two division winners against each other, the team ranked highest in the final BCS Standings will host the event.
- The Mountain West also said they will not use a divisional format for men’s and women’s basketball. Each school will play an 18-game conference schedule that will include home-and-home contests with eight opponents and single-game play against a rotation of the two remaining teams.
- Schedule formats for Olympics sports are still being reviewed. Mountain West coaches will provide recommendations to the Mountain West governance structure for considerations.
— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)