MWwire’s 2018 Preseason Mountain West Projections
Who will face off in the title game?
San Diego State and Boise State are projected to square off in title game
With Mountain West media days just around the corner, the staff here at Mountain West Wire decided to put together a staff projection for the order of finish. This is sort of a power poll but not really as it is broken up by division.
We ranked these by point totals so first place earned six points, five for second and so on for each division. The top of the West Division was extremely tight and nearly a tie at the top. Both San Diego State and Fresno State split the first-place votes but there was one voter who put the Bulldogs second with UNLV taking the second place spot.
The Mountain Division was nearly unanimous for Boise State who took home all but one first-place vote and they were followed by a bit of a surprise with Colorado State coming in second.
We also predicted the players of the year for offense, defense, and special teams. Bold is the winner and the rest are who received votes.
Offensive player of the year
Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
Juwan Washington, San Diego State, RB
Armani Rogers, UNLV, QB
Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State, QB
Lexington Thomas, RB, UNLV
Defensive player of the year
Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming
Youhanna Ghaifan, DT, Wyoming
Jeffrey Allison, LB, Fresno State
Curtis Weaver, LB, Boise State
Carl Granderson, DE, Wyoming
Special teams player of the year
Juwan Washington, San Diego State, Returner
Avery Williams, Boise State, Returner
Dominik Eberle, Utah State, PK