Mountain West Conference Championship: What Would’ve Happened Without Divisions
The Mountain West is going away from the divisional format – it would’ve had three very different championship games had it gone that way from the start in 2013. Essentially, Boise State would’ve played for more Mountain West titles.
The years when the championship would’ve been different without divisions are in bold, and the ones when the matchup would’ve been what actually happened aren’t. The records are for the regular season conference games only.
2021 Utah State 46, San Diego State 13
2020 San Jose State 34, Boise State 20
2019 Boise State 31, Hawaii 10
No Divisions Championship: Boise State vs Air Force
Hawaii getting in was fun, but it was 5-3. Air Force was 7-1 behind an 8-0 Boise State. Utah State was the third-best option at 6-2.
2018 Fresno State 19, Boise State 16 OT
2017 Boise State 17, Fresno State 14
2016 San Diego State 27, Wyoming 24
No Divisions Championship: Boise State vs New Mexico
This would’ve been a complete and total mess. Boise State, New Mexico, San Diego State, and Wyoming were all 6-2. After all the possible tie-breakers and head-to-head considerations, it would’ve been the Broncos vs Lobos.
2015 San Diego State 27, Air Force 24
2014 Boise State 27, Fresno State 14
No Divisions Championship: Boise State vs Colorado State
Boise State was a lock at 7-1, and 6-2 Colorado State beat 6-2 Utah State. Fresno State, San Diego State, and Air Force were all 5-3.
2013 Fresno State 24, Utah State 17