A lot has gone on in the past month to make the scheduling of Boise State’s 2013 football season much more difficult. First there was the decision by the school to remain in the Mountain West Conference, and then the announcement by the conference that it would be splitting into two divisions and adding a conference title game at the end of the regular season.
At this point, it is anyone’s guess as to what the full in-conference slate will look like for the Broncos in 2013.
What has been determined is that each school in the MWC will play all five of its division members, as well as three cross-divisional games per season.
That being said, the Broncos are guaranteed to see the following five teams each season as long as they remain in the conference: Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming.
The aforementioned teams join Boise State to make up the Mountain Division of the conference, while Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV make up the West Division.
While there has already been chatter amongst the Boise State faithful that the Broncos may have ended up in the weaker of the two divisions, there are still several teams in the league that could cause problems for Chris Petersen’s squad.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats to the Broncos in the MWC, specifically for the 2013 season. Note that some of the teams on the list may not end up on Boise State’s schedule for the upcoming season, as they are not members of the Mountain Division.