WAC Teams Are the Best Bowlers in the Nation

The Western Athletic Conference has been in the running for several years as having the best bowl record of the Division I-A football conferences. It's no wonder. It so happens that WAC teams have the best bowl record of any conference in Division I-A. In piling up that successful record, they've beaten teams from every other I-A conference except the SEC.

Out of all the Division I-A football conferences in the nation, the Western Athletic Conference tops them all when it comes to bowl success. In the history of bowl games, the WAC is #1 in all-time bowl records for its nine conference teams. In 54 games, the WAC is 29-23-2 (.556). The Atlantic Coast Conference is second at .538 followed by the Pac-10 (.519) and the SEC (.517).

In post-season bowl games, WAC teams have beaten teams from the ACC, Big 12, the MAC, the Big East, Conference USA, the Mountain West, the Pac-10, the SEC, the Big 10 and the Sun Belt.

Boise State (4-2)

Beat Louisville, UTEP, Iowa State and TCU

Lost to Louisville and Boston College

Fresno State (9-7)

Beat Bowling Green (three times), Western Michigan, Ball State, USC, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Virginia

Lost to Drake, Bowling Green, Colorado, Utah, Air Force, Michigan State and Tulsa

Hawai'i (4-2)

Beat Illinois, Oregon State, Houston, UAB

Lost to Michigan State and Tulane

Idaho (1-0)

Beat Southern Mississippi

Louisiana Tech (1-2-1)

Beat Louisville

Lost to East Carolina and Clemson

Tied Maryland

Nevada (3-3)

Beat North Texas, Ball State and Central Florida

Lost to Villanova, Bowling Green and Toledo

New Mexico State (2-0-1)

Beat North Texas and Utah State

Tied Hardin-Simmons

San Jose State (4-3)

Beat Utah State, Texas Tech, Miami of Ohio and Central Michigan

Lost to Memphis, Toledo and Eastern Michigan

Utah State (1-4)

Beat Ball State

Lost to San Jose State, New Mexico State, Baylor and Cincinnati


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