Week 2 Mountain West Football Power Rankings
A new No. 1 this week
Shake up at the top
There was a lot going on in Week 3 of Mountain West football. We saw former No. 1 Nevada go down to Kansas State due to a lack of not being able to stop the run or run the ball themselves.
With that loss, it gave an opening within the league and it is no shock that the top team is now Fresno State who upset then-No. 13 UCLA by an amazing performance by quarterback Jake Haener who could barely move.
The Bulldogs did not get every single first-place vote.
The 'Dogs did it again, this time in the final seconds. @FresnoStateFB bumped off UCLA at the Rose Bowl in thrilling fashion to earn our @CheezItBowl National Team of the Week honor. https://t.co/Tg8Y0OmXyU pic.twitter.com/PYhbx0YyYr
— Football Writers Association of America (@TheFWAA) September 20, 2021
A pair of first-place votes went to San Diego State who had a dominant performance over Utah and has now won a pair of games against the Pac-12 South.
San Diego State beat Charlie Brewer so badly on Saturday he said a'ight ima head out to SLC https://t.co/fp2BlkWBdi
— Mountain West Wire (@MWCwire) September 21, 2021
The movement in the poll was the most interesting item as only San Jose State remained in the same spot while they were on their bye week at No. 6. Fourth through sixth is very competitive in total points with Nevada at the top of that group and only five points ahead of Wyoming and six points from sixth place San Jose State.
Also, the voters said that wins matter and despite Boise State losing to Oklahoma State 21-20 and with a few very questionable calls, the 1-2 Broncos went from third to seventh, and they are not all that close to being in the top six.
1. Fresno State (12 first-place votes, 166 points, LW: 2)
2. San Diego State (2 first-place votes, 153 points, LW: 3)
3. Utah State (138 points, LW: 5)
4. Nevada (117 points, LW: 1)
5. Wyoming (112 points, LW: 8)
6. San Jose State (111 points, LW: 6)
7. Boise State (82 points, LW: 3)
8. Air Force (80 points, LW: 4)
9. Hawaii (51 points, LW: 10)
10. Colorado State (42 points, LW: 12)
11. New Mexico (38 points, LW: 9)
12. UNLV (16 points, LW: 11)