Latest College Basketball Rankings Leave Out Mountain West Out Of Top 25
Boise State is the closest to being rankied
As the newest Associated Press Top 25 rankings dropped on Monday, the Mountain West Conference is still nowhere to be found. But, they are getting closer to cracking the list.
After both Colorado State and San Diego State blew their chances of getting in, the conference has been left off for a number of weeks.
However, Boise State is really close to making it in. Here is the newest AP Top 25 rankings:
- Michigan State
- Texas Tech
- Ohio State
- Iowa State
Others Receiving Votes: Alabama 97, Murray State 42, Saint Mary’s 32, Boise State 32, Miami (FL) 29, Indiana 22, Davidson 10, Arkansas 7, Iowa 6, Iona 6, TCU 4, Notre Dame 4, Loyola Chicago 4, Colorado State 3, Toledo 1
The Broncos received 32 votes, the most in the MWC by a mile. The only other team to earn some votes was the Rams.
Colorado State lost to San Diego State earlier in January by 30 points, then they proceeded to climb back up slowly. That is, until a disastrous 14-point loss to UNLV on Friday, in Fort Collins. Ouch.
Boise State survived an overtime thriller against Fresno State on Friday night, thanks to a game-tying shot by Marcus Shaver Jr. to send the game into overtime – which led to a Broncos five-point victory.
Boise State sits atop the MWC at 8-0 and 17-4 overall. After that is Wyoming and Colorado State, although the Rams loss to 12-9 UNLV hurts them a lot more than the earlier loss to the Aztecs.
Colorado State has a massive week coming up with games against Wyoming and San Diego State, and a pair of victories should push them closer to cracking the rankings once again.
Nonetheless, another week without a MWC team in the Top 25, and the conference continues to look like a one or two-team league when the NCAA Tournament rolls around.