RIP WAC: Conference That Went Out on Top


The WAC died, and we didn't even salute it.


By all accounts, 2012 was the year of the MAC. Last year, we caught on to their high-flying mid-week trapeze acts, with 116 points being scored with fever-dreamy offenses. This year, we were going to take them seriously: Ohio and Kent State spent long periods of time in the rankings, and when Northern Illinois eventually won a fittingly thrilling, 44-37, double overtime MAC Championship game, it was going to the Orange Bowl.


Meanwhile, relegated to the shadows, was the old, dying WAC, the Wario-esque evil twin to everybody's favorite dashing underdog conference, replete with mustaches and equally high-scoring, if more nefarious, offenses. They played on Saturdays, like boring regular teams, and as devoid...

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