2020 College Football Top 25 Rankings: Where Are Mountain West Teams?
Boise State is the only Mountain West team ranked ahead of 2020.
A look at the way too early rankings.
The 2019 college football season is just barely in the review mirror and that means there are going to be a lot of super early preseason rankings that are likely to be very wrong.
However, taking an early look is really fun and we did the same in our first 2020 Mountain West football power rankings. We will go through the lists that have and do not have Mountain West teams ranked, and to the shock of very, very few people it is a whole lot of Boise State getting consideration. Based on history the Broncos will not be the only team ranked throughout the year.
Below are what teams are ranked, or not ranked, and some blurbs.
The Athletic: A team to be considered
USA TODAY: No. 20 Boise State
Getting back there is possible given the youth of this year’s offense, including freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier, though the Broncos do need to develop a new top target at receiver. The defense will be heavy on seniors but will miss the production of star pass rusher Curtis Weaver.
ESPN: No. 18 Boise State
The Broncos will have to rebuild both lines of scrimmage heading into 2020, with four starting offensive linemen and four defensive linemen departing. Hatada, Lui, Moa and Weaver combined for 180 tackles and 25 sacks this past season. The Broncos return a strong group of linebackers and defensive backs, but they’ll have to find replacements up front. Quarterback Hank Bachmeier won seven of his eight starts as a freshman but was plagued by injuries.
CBS Sports: No. 20 Boise State
You know how I know the Broncos will be good? Twenty-one straight senior classes have left with at least one conference title. Little known fact: At the end of the season, Boise very quietly became the current active winningest program (.7305).
Athlon Sports: No. 18 Boise State
The Broncos have a few major question marks to address this offseason, but this team will once again push to be the top Group of 5 squad in 2020. The quarterback position is in good hands with Hank Bachmeier back after a promising freshman season, and there’s a strong collection of skill players in place with George Holani and Robert Mahone heading up the ground game, and Khalil Shakir, CT Thomas, and Octavius Evans back at receiver.