Week 3 Mountain West Bowl Projections
How many teams?
Who is going to the postseason?
The Mountain West is proving to be a very exciting league this year and good as well. The West Division we knew would be tough but it could be even better than anticipated. Fresno State upset now-former top-15 UCLA and San Diego State toppled Utah which makes the West more interesting along with Nevada and San Jose State.
There are a lot of good teams in the league even in the Mountain Division as Utah State and Wyoming are both undefeated at the moment with their 3-0 records. There are just a lot more teams that are better than we thought and will be bowl eligible.
The league has six bowl spots secured but there could be as many as eight in the mix with Utah State being better than expected. There are a few at-large bowls available and there usually will be a league that can’t fill their allotment and leaves room for the Mountain West. That is why this week there are eight teams in the bowl projections.
Bowl Lineup and matchup tie-ins
College Football Playoff/New Year’s Six Bowl
Los Angeles Bowl vs. Pac-12, Los Angeles
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MAC, Boise, Idaho
New Mexico Bowl vs. Sun Belt or C-USA, Albuquerque, N.M.
Arizona Bowl vs. MAC, Tucson, Ariz.
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl vs. AAC or C-USA, Honolulu
Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl vs. C-USA