Mountain West Standings: Five Teams Want To Avoid Opening Round Matchup

Mountain West Standings: Five Teams Want To Avoid Opening Round Matchup

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Mountain West Standings: Five Teams Want To Avoid Opening Round Matchup


Mountain West Standings: Five Teams Want To Avoid Opening Round Matchup


Middle of the pack is very crowded


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Nevada seems to have the top seed locked up

 

There are just a few weeks left in the Mountain West basketball season with the top and bottom placements pretty much locked in with Nevada and San Jose State, but the rest is up for grabs for seeding towards the conference tournament.

Results from this past weekend made a few things murkier when San Diego State waxed UNLV. The loss for the Rebels dropped them not just four games behind the Wolf Pack, which was out of reach regardless, but instead of being 1.5 games back from the two spot from the two seed they are now 2.5 back from Boise State. Even getting that two spot was tough since the Rebels lost both games to Boise State.

However, UNLV is now in a three-way tie with New Mexico and Wyoming for fourth-place. It is even tighter than that as Fresno State is one game above those three and at the other end, San Diego State and Utah State are 1.5 and one game back each.

To hopefully make this more clear the difference from third to eighth is just 2.5 games and that is huge because only the first five teams get a bye for the conference tournament.

There should be some separation with these games.

Tuesday

New Mexico at Wyoming 9 p.m. ET, AT&T Sports Network

Wednesday

Fresno State at UNLV, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN3

Saturday

Wyoming at Fresno State, 10 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Here are the current Mountain West standings.

 Team Conference Record Games Back
Nevada 12-2
Boise State 11-4 1.5
Fresno State 9-5 3
UNLV 8-6 4
New Mexico 8-6 4
Wyoming 8-6 4
San Diego State 7-8 5
Utah State 7-7 5.5
Air Force 4-9 7.5
Colorado State 4-11 8.5
San Jose State 0-14 12

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