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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

WAC owns best 5-year bowl win percentage

Georgia, Georgia Tech, New Mexico and East Carolina had better watch out ... the WAC is coming. Those teams will meet Hawaii, Fresno State, Nevada and Boise State respectively in upcoming postseason games.

Over the last five years, the WAC has the best winning percentage in bowl games of any conference in the nation, according to the WAC office. The WAC has sent 18 teams to postseason games from 2002-06 and those teams won 61.1 percent of those games with an 11-7 record.

WAC teams won three of four bowl games in 2006, one of three games in 2005, two of four games in 2004, three of four in 2003 and two of three in 2002. During this five-year span, WAC teams are 6-3 in bowl games against teams from conferences that have an automatic berth into the BCS.

Before you say anything about who they've played, consider they played whichever team they were matched with. The WAC schools didn't pick their opponent.

My prediction for this season: WAC loses to Georgia and Georgia Tech, but beats New Mexico and East Carolina.


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