By Brian Murphy
The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee could consider the Mountain West's request for an exemption next week at its meetings in Washington, D.C. The Mountain West was allowed to apply for an exemption after reaching certain on-field qualifications.
If the waiver is granted, the Mountain West's champion would receive an automatic berth in one of the five Bowl Championship Series bowl games in each of the next two seasons. After that, college football is expected to move to a four-team playoff. The 12-member Presidential Oversight Committee will vote on the new format at its meetings.
Idaho President Duane Nellis is a member of the committee.
The Mountain West requested its exemption in December, but the committee has put off making a decision for months.
BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said with such a full agenda, it's possible no decision will be made.
"We don’t know for sure because the agenda next week is pretty full," Hancock told the Idaho Statesman. "If time permits, I expect they will take up the matter. If not, they will likely address it in a teleconference later in the summer."
Boise State is scheduled to play in the Mountain West in 2012 and the Big East in 2013. If the Mountain West is granted the exemption, the Broncos would be in an automatic-qualification conference each of the next two years.
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