Mountain West Tournament: Who Gets A Bye If It Starts Today?
Just a few weeks left
Who has the best chance to win it all?
The conference tournament for the Mountain West is a few weeks away and things are getting interesting.
Wyoming was ranked but then lost to New Mexico and the conference seemingly has games where the underdogs are getting a win here or there. Now there is a circle of wins and losses with San Jose State topping New Mexico.
SAN JOSE STATE! The Spartans have defeated New Mexico and closed the Mountain West Circle of Sicko! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/6ifDqX031k
— SickosCommitteeCBB (@SickosCBB) February 20, 2022
As for how the tournament works, if you are unaware, there are byes for the top five teams. As of the third week of February, those teams that are not playing in the opening round are Boise State, Wyoming, San Diego State, Colorado State, and host UNLV.
There are still enough games left for Utah State, Nevada, and Fresno State to get into that top five and get a bye for the conference tournament.
The top four is also close as well with the uneven schedule of games due to COVID-19 pauses and even if it is just one game it can make a difference in being a top-four seed which is very valuable in this tournament.
TeamRankings.com put together their formula and for the second week in a row they have San Diego State as a solid favorite with getting nearly 1 in 4 chances to win the tournament. The Aztecs opponent on Tuesday night vs. Boise State could be a preview of the Mountain West title game.
Wyoming took a drop after that loss to New Mexico and despite being a potential regular season champ are given the sixth-best odds and behind Utah State who has been inconsistent this year but could pull an upset.