MOUNTAIN WEST ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ROTATION FOR 2023-25
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today the Mountain West revealed a new football schedule rotation that will be in place for the 2023-25 seasons. In May, the league announced the elimination of football divisions beginning with the 2023 season.
The new schedule rotation, which will allow MW institutions to play each other more often, enhances the opportunity of matching the two best teams in the MW Football Championship Game annually, providing access to the New Year’s 6/College Football Playoff more frequently.
The new model, which avoided repeat matchups at the same location from 2022 to 2023, is based on a 2-6 structure where each team will play two guaranteed opponents annually and face six other Conference teams. During the three-year cycle, all teams will face nine of 11 opponents at least twice, once at home and once on the road, and two opponents in each of the three years.
The rotation was created based on work of a subcommittee of MW athletics directors and was formally approved by the entire group of athletics directors.
The top two teams with the highest Conference winning percentage will compete in the MW Football Championship Game on the first Saturday of December.