Originally Posted by Wasatch_One
Pre '04?...In 2001 BYU was ranked 7th before losing their top running back in the 11th game but still ended up like 16th that year in the final poll.
True, BYU had its down years from 02-04 but they were solid in the 90's (finished #4 in the final 1996 poll, Heisman winner in 1990, defeated #1 team in the nation)... of course at that point, the WERE the WAC.
The real glory years were in the 80s (national champions in 84) Of all the teams mentioned, BYU is really the only one with history backing its argument. BSU, TCU and Utah have really only come on strong in the past decade or so.
It would be in BSU's best interest to join the MWC... and i think most MWC fans wouldnt mind them joining. At that point, the Mtn West would definitely surpass the Big East...
As you said, all of that success was in the WAC. And you are very mistaken if you think BSU hasn't had success before the last decade. BSU does have two national championships. True, they are JC and I-AA, but that is where Boise played at the time.
National Championships (2)
1958 (JC), 1980 (I-AA)
Boise State football has a very winning history. Wherever we are.
Junior College Record: 199-61-9 (.757)
University Record: 343-143-2 (.703)
WAC Record: 61-4 (.938)
Big Sky Conference Championships (6)
1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1994
Big West Conference Championships (2)
Western Athletic Conference Championships (6)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008