Week 3 Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings: Shake Up Time After Feast Week
Changes are coming this week.
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It is early, so relax if your team dropped.
Yes, Nevada will be at the top of our staff’s power rankings until further notice. The real intrigue is what happened during Feast Week with teams winning and losing. Yes, it is hard to really know about these teams when the competition ranges from playing Duke to playing some team that has a sub-300 KenPom ranking.
The point that is being made after three weeks of college basketball is to just relax. These rankings will change a bit, so don’t go all NET ratings and saying these are the worst thing in the world. More info is needed for these to balance out but it is also fun to see how teams find themselves in non-conference play.
A few changes are San Diego State takes a dip after going 1-2 at Maui against some stiff competition but losses are losses but being behind by 19 to Xavier and then getting thrashed by Duke — no shame in that — then losing by 30 to Iowa State is not a good look.
Then there is a rise from Utah State which is wildly overachieving compared to preseason expectations and also look at UNLV which moved up a pair of spots and that loss to Loyola Marymount in the season opener does not look all that bad.
Also, these rankings go through Nov. 18-24.
Previous rankings: Week 1 | Week 2
|1. Nevada (Prev. 1)||6-0|
|2. Utah State (Prev: 4)||5-1|
|3. San Diego State (Prev. 2)||3-2|
|4. New Mexico (Prev: 3)||3-1|
|5. Fresno State (Prev: 6)||3-2|
|6. UNLV (Prev: 8)||4-1|
|7. Colorado State (Prev: 5||4-2|
|8. Boise State (Prev: 7)||2-3|
|9. Air Force (Prev: 9)||2-4|
|10. Wyoming (Prev: 10)||2-4|
|11. San Jose State (Prev: 11)||1-5|