Sources close to UteZone indicate that Utah informed the Mountain West Conference Monday of its intentions to leave the conference. When asked about this report, a representative from the Conference could neither confirm nor deny the alleged report. If sources are to be believed then, the deal to invite Utah has already been done, and is merely a formality at this point. All that would remain of course is the announcement from the PAC-10 and a press conference by the University of Utah/UteZone. More here.
Question: If Utah jumps to the Pac-10 (or Pac-12, if Colorado is considered), what did Boise State gain by jumping to the Mountain West?