Interesting commentarytodayfrom SI.com's Andy Staples on the fallout from last week's response from BCS director Bill Hancock to Congressional inquiries into the BCS system made some months ago by Utah senator Orrin Hatch (R). Not wanting to get into a debate at this time of the legalities of the BCS and whether it is or is not exempt from anti-trust legislation, I still read Staples' column with great interest as he layed out his case for why the mid-major conferences Mountain West and Western Athletic have been a greater draw over the last four years than the BCS conferences ofthe Big East and the ACC.

With a law firm currently engaged in attempting to lobby the BCS for the MWC to have automatic qualifier (AQ) status for the Bowls, some interesting statshave been compiled comparing the...

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