Originally Posted by Fil3232
Speaking strictly in terms of capturing the access spot into the College Football Playoff, I don't think it would be in UC's best interest for the AAC to be all that good top to bottom. The 'Boise model' is predicated in no small part on annual 8-0 conference records. Having a clean record has proven to go a lot further than winning a deeper league with 2+ total losses in CFB.
You make a good point; however, I think the top AAC team will have the benefit of a better strength of schedule. If the AAC beats itself up, then Boise likely lands the top spot. If a team from the AAC can separate itself from the rest of the conference, I think it gets the nod over Boise, even if Boise runs the table in the MWC.
Still, my point stands that you have a better chance of getting that spot as a top team in the AAC than you do on a bottom feeder team from the B1G, SEC, ACC, etc....