Because we still play a mwc schedule even though this is the first year it is even close.
Yes, we do play some mwc teams every year but this is the first year we are even that close to a full mwc and we are still 2 games away.
We played 2 regular season last year, 4 in 2015, 4 in 2014, 3 in 2013, and 4 reg season in 2012. 4 was the most we had played in a season and that is only half a mwc schedule.
I will take our schedule over a mwc schedule every day of the week. But I do hope we can become less dependent on mwc teams.