Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

MWC Prospects By the Numbers.(Final)

Byline: Rick Wright Of the Journal

"You complete me."

Jerry Maguire to Dorothy Boyd in the movie "Jerry Maguire"

Who, if anyone, would complete the Mountain West Conference? Last week, the MWC's Board of Directors lifted a moratorium on expansion -- opening the door, or at least unlocking it, for potential additions.

The conference has identified no candidates for what could be as few as one or as many as four openings (or none at all). Yet, the same five names keep coming up: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada and Texas Christian.

Here, then, is a highly informal look at how those schools rank in several categories.

FOOTBALL: Boise State has been phenomenal in recent years, peaking last season with a 12-1 record, a Western Athletic Conference title and a victory over Iowa State in the Humanitarian Bowl. …

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