Mountain West Looking At Football Scheduling Options
There are three scenarios being considered.
How many games?
The Power 5 conferences have all come out and declared what type of schedule that will be played as have two of the non-power leagues. The Mountain West has lost a total of 23 games between the Power 5 conferences.
The league is expected to announce on Wednesday for what the schedule would be, and Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger has the details of the three options.
These options make the most sense and playing 10 games is a good number as it is in line with the rest of the Power — except the ACC which currently is trying 11 games.
The Mountain West has one team that desperately would want to play two non-conference games and that is Air Force who annually plays Navy and Army for the Commander-In-Chief award. So, the league might be sympathetic to the Falcons and try to allow them to play those two games.
Overall, none of the options are bad because football beats no football but the non-conference aspect of playing two will be difficult for some teams that have lost multiple out of league games, and playing 10 games within the Mountain West makes the most sense as no team would need to go out and add a last-minute opponent.