Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 20, 2022 5:56 pm

Mountain West scrapping two-division format in 2023

The Mountain West Conference announced Friday that it will eliminate its two-division format beginning with the 2023 season.

The Mountain West will instead have the two teams with the top winning percentages play in the league championship game.

The move comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council changed policy to allow conferences to determine which teams compete in the title game. Prior to that, leagues with divisions were required to send the division winners to the championship contest.

“Our membership has been working on concepts since last summer, as part of our strategic planning for the future of the Mountain West,” Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said in a news release. “A single-division approach provides maximum flexibility to adapt the Conference schedule as the landscape continues to evolve, while also allowing member institutions to play each other more frequently.”

This season, the Mountain West will stick to the division format. The winner of the Mountain and West divisions will play Dec. 3 at the site of the team with the top record in conference play.

The Pac-12 announced it was scrapping divisions, beginning this fall, just minutes after the rule was relaxed on Wednesday. The two teams with the best winning percentages will meet in the Pac-12 title game.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Oct 3, 2022 1:43 am

NFL roundup: Patrick Mahomes tosses 3 TDs in win over Bucs

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire found the end zone twice to fuel the visiting Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Oct 3, 2022 12:47 am

Chiefs score 28 first-half points, sail past Bucs

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire found the end zone twice to fuel the visiting Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Oct 2, 2022 11:01 pm

Cardinals get past Panthers with strong second half

Kyler Murray threw for two touchdowns and ran for another — all in the second half — as the visiting Arizona Cardinals overcame the Carolina Panthers in a 26-16 victory…

More Football News

Oct 3, 2022 1:43 am

NFL roundup: Patrick Mahomes tosses 3 TDs in win over Bucs

Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire found the end zone twice to fuel the visiting Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Oct 3, 2022 12:47 am

Chiefs score 28 first-half points, sail past Bucs

Oct 2, 2022 11:01 pm

Cardinals get past Panthers with strong second half

Oct 2, 2022 10:55 pm

Bills mount furious comeback to rally at Ravens

Oct 2, 2022 10:53 pm

Broncos RB Javonte Williams (knee) to undergo MRI exam

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds