Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Nevada Owns Commanding Lead

Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Nevada Owns Commanding Lead

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Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Nevada Owns Commanding Lead


Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings For February 20

Check out the latest Mountain West basketball staff power rankings

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Nevada is the consensus No. 1 after sweeping Boise State

Throughout the season, the Mountain West Wire staff will provide weekly men’s basketball team power rankings. The rankings are compiled by the Wire staff on a standard 1-11 ranking basis.

Composite score is a rating that shows each team’s relative strength among the other ten Mountain West teams. After total votes are tallied, each team’s point total is divided by the team with the most votes, creating a composite score. The top-ranked team will always have a perfect composite score of 1.0000.

Click the following link to visit last week’s power rankings and composite scores:

11) San Jose State Spartans (3-22, 0-14)

—> San Jose State is still without a conference victory with just four opportunities left this season.

Composite score: .0909

10) Colorado State Rams (11-17, 4-11)

—> CSU is 1-8 in its last nine games after starting conference play 3-3.

Composite score: .2338

9) Air Force Falcons (10-15, 4-9)

—> Air Force still has five chances remaining this season to top last year’s conference win total.

Composite score: .2468

8) Utah State Aggies (14-14, 7-8)

—> Utah State could finish conference play with three straight victories with games on the road against Air Force and San Jose State and a home finale against UNLV.

Composite score: .3766

7) San Diego State Aztecs (15-10, 7-7)

—> San Diego State enjoyed its first undefeated week since early December after beating Wyoming and UNLV at home.

Composite score: .5195

6) New Mexico Lobos (13-14, 8-6)

—> New Mexico has quieted after its hot start, but the Lobos are still in the mix for a top five conference finish.

Composite score: .5455

5) Wyoming Cowboys (17-10, 8-6)

—> Wyoming continues to struggle on the road, but should still land at least ten wins in conference play by year’s end.

Composite score: .5584

4) UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (19-8, 8-6)

—> UNLV’s hot streak went down with a bang after suffering a stunning 38-point loss to San Diego State on Saturday.

Composite score: .7013

3) Fresno State Bulldogs (19-8, 9-5)

—> With four consecutive wins by at least 18 points, Fresno State is playing as well as anyone in the Mountain West. A No. 3 seed in the Mountain West Tournament is looking fairly likely at this point.

Composite score: .8312

2) Boise State Broncos (21-6, 11-4)

—> Boise State still can’t solve Nevada, getting swept by the Wolf Pack after Wednesday’s loss. The Broncos will settle into the conference tourney as a No. 2 seed.

Composite score: .8961

1) Nevada Wolf Pack (23-5, 12-2)

—> Nevada has all but wrapped up its second consecutive Mountain West regular season title with Wednesday’s win over Boise State. The loss of point guard Lindsey Drew will make things tough down the stretch.

Composite score: 1.000


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