Headquarters: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Commissioner: Craig Thompson
Schools: United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Fresno State University, University of Hawaii(football only), University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San Jose State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Nevada Reno, Utah State University, University of Wyoming.
Men’s Sports: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, skiing, cross country, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling
Women’s Sports: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, skiing, cross country, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball
Titles: 2 NCAA football titles (pre-conference), 3 men’s NCAA basketball titles (pre-conference)
Bowl Games: Poinsettia Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Independence Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Hawaii Bowl
The Mountain West Conference is the youngest of all the college conferences. It was founded in 1999, and its 10 member schools are located primarily in the western United States. The terrain covered by the geographical expanse of the conference is likely the most diverse of any, as it contains the Rocky Mountain range, and the arid plateaus of New Mexico. In 2005, TCU joined the conference line-up, adding to the western geographical and cultural flavor of the region, but left in 2012. 2011 brought more changes, as BYU and Utah depart Mountain West and Boise State joins.