I agree, I don't think the MWC is ever that great. Only three sweet sixteen appearances since 2007, two of which came last year. On top of that this is probably a down year. I would not be shocked to see no teams from MWC make it out of the first round in the ncaa tournament this year.
No one appears to be all that strong on the road and no one appears ready to make a deep run.
Or, looking at the records.. only 4 sweet sixteen appearances since 2000. Not all that impressive considering we tend to get 2-4 teams in each year.