Another FBS league is eliminating divisions
Another FBS conference is deciding to scrap divisions.
Friday, the Mountain West announced it has decided to move away from divisions during the college football season. It is the second league to make the move, following the Pac-12’s lead from Wednesday.
The Mountain West says it will move away from divisions in 2023, meaning 2022 will be the final year for the format. The Pac-12 is scrapping the two sides immediately.
The choice to eliminate divisions comes after the NCAA announced that college conferences at the FBS level could determine their championship game participants.
NEWS: Mountain West Announces Elimination of Football Divisions in 2023
— Mountain West (@MountainWest) May 20, 2022
“Our membership has been working on concepts since last summer, as part of our strategic planning for the future of the Mountain West,” said MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. “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.”
Starting in 2023, the two teams with the highest winning percentage in the conference will play in the championship game.