Week 7 Mountain West Football Power Standings
Does anyone want to be #1?
Is it upside down?
Does a school really want to be #1? This season is so weird with the way the Mountain West shakes itself. A Twitter follower noted the #1 team record in our rankings the following week and it’s not great.
We’re not saying there’s some kind of curse or anything, but three games under .500 isn’t a good look at our pollster.
We’ll see if the No. 1 team this week can get a win or if there will be another loss and therefore more reshuffle.
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After San Jose State’s loss as the top team to Fresno State, there’s a new/old top team this week. The Air Force regains the top spot for the fifth week of the year after beating UNLV.
It came down to the Falcons and Boise State Broncs, and it was the first-place votes that made the difference with just two more for the Falcons.
The Spartans went from first to third place, and from there it gets very, very mixed up in the league all the way. Despite Fresno State’s narrow win over the Spartans, they actually didn’t earn a spot in our polls.
12. Nevada (OL: 11)
Ouch, not much is going well for Ken Wilson in his first stint as head coach.
11. Hawaii (LW: 12)
For defeating Nevada, the Warriors move up a spot with their first win on FBS under the Timmy Chang era. There’s a path to maybe getting four wins, but that rebuild will take some time.
10. Colorado State (OL: 10)
Yes, they lost to Utah State, but they were down to a third-string quarterback. The Rams are struggling to grow as players on the transfer portal keep adding up.
9. New Mexico (OL: 8)
Welp… Lobos’ new offensive coordinator couldn’t start with that offense and it resulted in another loss and a drop in the polls.
8. Utah State (OL: 8)
Oof…the Aggies are on their fourth quarterback in Bishop Davenport to help claim victory over Colorado State. Davenport is on track to start this week with Cooper Legas and Levin Williams listed day to day.
7. Fresno State (OL: 7)
The defense helped in the win and this team is slowly getting healthier. The big missing key is still not having Jake Haener.
6. San Diego State (OL: 6)
Big lineup moves over the bye week with Braxton Burmeister now moving to wide receiver and Jalen Mayden staying at quarterback to start against Nevada.
5.UNLV (LW: 4)
This team is not in good health and is missing a lot of Doug Brumfield under center. Notre Dame this week will be tricky even though Brumfield and other injured players are back.
4. Wyoming (OL: 5)
Another goodbye team, maybe they used the week wisely and helped QB Andrew Peasley get more specific.
3. San Jose State (OL: 1)
The attack took a step back in the game and it was mainly due to the ground game. If the Spartans can find consistency in that department, then watch out.
2. Boise State (LW: 2, 4 votes for first place)
The Broncos were out last week and that just gives interim offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter more time to get the offense started.
1. Air Force (LW: 3, 6 votes for first place)
The Falcons MIGHT be the most consistent team in the league and that means the best, at least for now.
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The story originally appeared on Mountain West Wire