B. The idea that the MWC with Boise State and let's throw in Houston and Fresno State just to bolster them are still 4th at best in terms of conference strength behind the SEC, Big XII, and Big Ten. And if the Big Ten gets Notre Dame and Nebraska, suddenly it's the SEC and the Big Ten as #1 and #2.
Boise State is a great program, but if they had to play a full schedule against the SEC, they'd get worn down by SEC Defensive Tackles, which is the entire reason they are the best conference in the country. Boise just doesn't have the size to match up week in and week out. When they are in a one game match up, it's an any given sunday situation, but that leads me into my third point.
C. The Mountain West was 5-1 last year in Bowls? Somewhere around there. They earned it. No question. However, in a game like where Utah beat Alabama, there is a factor that cannot be ignored. When a mid major gets into a game like that, it's the Super Bowl for them. They are playing for their several conferences and it's the biggest game of their lives. When a team like Alabama or another big time program with big expectations every year ends up in a game like that, it's a dissapointment and at times, the play on the field looks like it. They just do not see the game the same way. This is not even up for debate. It's a reality. The team that wins, wins, but it's still a factor.
D. How do TV ratings enter this discussion. First, the WAC I believe outperformed the Big East and ACC in TV ratings. Second, that would have no impact on how the teams play on the field. I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make there.
The Mountain West with those teams would be a great conference, but the idea that you have them over the SEC is just outrageous and I'll take the Big XII and Big Ten over them.