Week 11 Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings
The order doesn’t change and part of that is due to beating each other up
Not many changes
The biggest Mountain West news from the week that may have sort of have had an input on these rankings was the ending of New Mexico vs. Utah State where the league admitted to making an officiating error which aided the Aggies to win.
Had the refs made the right move and the Lobos won it probably would have only made a ripple in the power rankings. Currently, Utah State rose to the second spot and New Mexico dropped to the ninth.
Just off an educated guess, the Aggies might have fallen to four behind UNLV and Fresno State, and the Lobos probably would have been seventh or eighth instead of dropping one spot.
Unfortunately, nothing will happen from this as the league basically said “oops” and leaving it at that, and we will see if this impacts conference tournament seedings come March.
As for the rest of the rankings, San Diego State is still at sixth after going 1-1 this week and 2-2 over the past two weeks. However, that might be deceiving as Jalen McDaniels won back-to-back league player of the week award and could be doing what they did last year by peaking late to become one of the better teams in the conference.
However, the wins are not quite yet there despite the Aztecs playing better. San Diego State gets a chance to avenge its loss to Air Force and should go 2-0 this next week as the other game is against San Jose State. A rise in the rankings could come the week after as they get to take on New Mexico and Utah State, so Aztecs fans might need to wait before San Diego State moves up.
These rankings go through games played from Jan. 22 – Jan. 28