Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
PLEASE present your evidence of this.
I'll preface this by saying that these are numbers I compiled from different sources on the interwebs, so judge accordingly:
As you said, it's all about the wins, and West Virginia just can't compete with Boise here. Boise had the best winning percentage (.868) and more wins (112) than any program in college football last decade. Clear advantage here to Boise State. While there's an argument to be made that Boise faced inferior competition during that period, it's not exactly like West Virginia was racking up wins in the SEC either.
Boise has 2 BCS bowl wins to West Virginia's 3. While West Virginia has 1 more, it's impressive that Boise has two without the benefit of an AQ. Still, advantage to West Virginia.
From the 2000-2010 seasons, West Virginia had a 5-5 bowl record, while Boise had a record of 6-4. Slight advantage to Boise State.
Per ESPN, there are 15 current NFL players from Boise and 13 from West Virginia. Slight advantage to Boise State.
From 2000-2010 each program had the same number of All Americans. This is a wash.
Looks to me to be pretty evenly matched, if not a slight advantage to Boise.