The new BCS format will be more friendly to teams in mid-major conferences. In previous years, a mid-major team would have to be in the top 6 of the final BCS rankings to qualify, and this happened only once in 2004 with Utah. For the new rules let me quote from collegefootballpoll.com
The emphasis is mine
I knew most of this already, but it looks like they're limiting the automatic bids for mid-majors to one, so it looks now like Boise St. has the inside track over TCU, but a loss to Fresno St. or any other WAC team could put TCU back in the hunt.
I have several questions for you guys, nation.
- Should we basically hand an automatic bid to the highest ranked mid-major?
- Will mid-majors be competitive in BCS bowls in which they play teams that aren't from the Big East?
- Do you like this form of post? I do it mostly because I have to go to class or work for an hour or two and want to leave you with something, but I can do something else if this isn't working.