Week 13 Mountain West Basketball Power Rankings
The order doesn’t change much but things are sort of making sense.
SDSU and Colorado State on the rise?
The latest Moutain West power rankings actually saw some movement this week. The two biggest risers are San Diego State and Colorado State up two spots each to fourth and sixth.
The Aztecs have won three games in a row and four of its last five and is currently in the process of its longest winning streak of the year.
Those are the positives but if one wants to be a pessimist, those four wins for San Diego State have come against New Mexico, Air Force, UNLV, and San Jose State; three of those have losing records and the Rebels sit at 11-10.
So, before everyone gets on the Aztecs’ hype train stay calm and temper the excitement until San Diego State beats an upper-end Mountain West team. The game to watch is the Feb. 9 home game against Utah State.
Colorado State moved up a few spots after splitting its prior two games with a blowout win and a near upset victory over Boise State. Those two results follow an upset win over Fresno State, and those close losses and two wins are giving the Rams a bit of a lift in these power rankings.
The biggest mover on the other end was UNLV which dropped from No. 4 to No. 7. The drop is two-fold, first, the Rebels are on a three-game losing streak losing to a few good teams in San Diego State, Nevada, and Utah State; however, the real issue is that UNLV was blown out and not even close when playing teams with winning records.
The Rebels seem to be just beating up on bad teams and the respect will return if UNLV can defeat the top half of the league.
These rankings go through games played from Jan. 29 – Feb. 4