The ever-changing, roller coaster world of the Mountain West Conference, is changing once again.
The conference announced Tuesday that it will play its first-ever football championship game on Dec. 7, 2013 as well as split its dozen football-playing schools into two six-team divisions.
The new football divisions will feature Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV in the West Division.
Each football team will play five divisional games and three cross-divisional contests each year. The inaugural football title game will be played at the home stadium of the team with the highest BCS ranking at the time.
There will not, however, be divisions for Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball since just 11 schools (Hawaii is a football-only member) play each sport. The men's and women's basketball teams will play an 18-game conference schedule that will include home and home games with eight opponents and one game against two other schools.