Boise State still the favorite: The Broncos return a solid group of young players and will once again be the favorite to win the WAC. However, they will get strong competition from a Nevada team that has played the Broncos tough each of the past couple of seasons and should be much improved in the passing game and on defense. Also look for Louisiana Tech, Hawaii and Fresno State to make waves in the conference.
Alan writes: What do you think about putting the best football teams from the MWC and Western Athletic into a conference and giving those teams an automatic BCS bid?
Graham Watson: I mean really, if we're talking about making a "Super Conference" there are really just four, maybe five teams that would be good enough -- right now -- to compete on a BCS level consistently. Sure, you could throw like Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Air Force and, I don't know, Louisiana Tech in there as well, but I still don't think it would be a comparable conference to the rest of the BCS conferences.