Originally Posted by dabvu2498
I would agree with your conclusion, but I disagree that it's not a valid comparison. They both compete in the FBS, right?
But yeah, both great programs. If they were stocks, I'd be a "buy" on both of them.
I had an issue with the idea that Boise hasn't been as "successful" over the last 10 years as WVU.
12-1 (and so on) is more successful than 10-3 (and so on). Finishing higher in the polls and computer rankings is more successful. A quick wiki search shows 16 former Broncos and 13 former Mountaineers on current NFL rosters. That's more successful. The difference in their level of play, strength of schedule, etc., isn't that great.
I've since rescinded my comment that the success of the two programs is not comparable. I still feel WVU has been much more successful because they've played a much, much more difficult schedule. Final rankings are based a lot on record, and Boise has a good record because of the schedule they played. If they played in the SEC this year, I certainly don't think there is any way they would have finished 6th in the country, or whatever they finished. The same logic applies to WVU, but they've proven it in a much, much tougher conference, even if it is the Big Least.