Utah was recently invited to leave the non-BCS Mountain West Conference and join the PAC-10. This is a wonderful lift for UTAH, but it begs the question of what makes a team BCS worthy and why isn't every FBS program allowed to compete at the same level in Bowl Season? Why UTAH and not someone else? Why Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida and Cincinnati (two of those programs only having become FBS programs in the last decade or so)?
Well, we wont cover the illegalities of the BCS or it's inherent anti-competitive nature here. Maybe in a more serious article another time. But it does force us to take a look at some of the inequities in college football and wonder which programs are being shunned and financially damaged by the current BCS? Which programs are being left out by reason of their mission statement or geography (or both).
Here is a look at just 12 programs that should be members of BCS conferences and why! It is terribly unfair that they are not. Seven other programs not included that maybe should have been are Tulsa, UTEP, UNLV, Colorado State, Memphis State, Troy State and East Carolina.