Western Athletic Conference Information:
Headquarters: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Commissioner: Jeff Hurd
Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, tennis
Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball
Titles: 14 NCAA team titles
Bowl Games: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The Western Athletic Conference was founded in 1962, making it the sixth-oldest college athletic conference. The conference has seen 46 years of top-notch intercollegiate athletic performance. Though member institutions have come and gone from the conference over time, the WAC has experienced steady success in the last five years, winning 61.1 percent of its football bowl games - more than any other conference. The conference has seen only one football national championship title, awarded by the Associated Press to (then member) Brigham Young University in 1984.
In 2006 and 2007, the WAC sent two football teams to BCS bowl games: Boise State and Hawaii, respectively. The WAC will receive an automatic berth to a BCS bowl game if: the team is ranked in the top 12 of the BCS standings; or, if the team is ranked in the top 16 of the BCS standings and the ranking is higher than a champion of a conference that annually receives an automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.