Unappreciated. Overlooked. Undervalued.
Boise State knows all of the above. Utah, TCU, BYU, and many others often find themselves thinking along the same lines as well.
The landscape is growing as numerous mid-major programs are making their way up the totem pole of college football. Not only do some of these teams rank among the elite in the weekly polls, but their facilities and fan bases compete with the major programs as well.
The big fishes in the little seas have done their job and have made names for themselves. Is that name big enough in order to earn them a promotion to the elite classes of the game-a BCS conference invitation?
Let's take a look at which of those same mid-majors are worthy of future consideration for major-conference expansions.