Air Force will play football in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West next season, giving us a fantastic excuse to post this photo. (AP)
Today in Not Doing It Wrong: The Mountain West has just announced divisions for its new 12-team Voltron form, and it announced the names for those divisions, and it did so in a way that makes it sorta almost impossible for anybody to make fun of the league. This is bad for us, and great for the Mountain West. Pertinent details, per the conference's release:
"The new football alignments will feature Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV in the West Division. Each team will play five divisional games and three cross-divisional contests annually. The actual rotational sequence and matchups will be developed via computer scheduling models.
"The inaugural Mountain West Football Championship game will be played December 7, 2013 at the home stadium of the team with the highest BCS ranking."
Getting to say "Mountain West Mountain Division Champs" appears to be the ceiling for goofiness here. Well played, Mountain West. (Control your envious sneering, Big Ten.) The sporting internet, of course, had further division name suggestions should the conference ever embark on a rebranding spree. Helpful Twitter suggestions after the jump:
"Mountain West Water Division" does have a certain flair of cadence to it, although it could also summon images of public utility workers battling over a trophy.