2022 Mountain West Tournament: Who Are Bye Teams This Week?
Who is projected to win the tournament?
Who gets a bye?
The Mountain West basketball season is wrapping up with its final week of the regular season and the byes are of vast importance. For those who are just tuning into college basketball now that March is right in front of us, the Mountain West allows five teams with a bye for the conference tournament.
Leading into Monday night’s games, the five teams with a bye are Wyoming, Boise State, Colorado State, and San Diego State are locks. The last bye up for grabs is UNLV and Fresno State. The Rebels are one-game ahead of the Bulldogs.
Fresno State has three games left with UNLV only two. The Bulldogs schedule is quite difficult as they are facing New Mexico on Monday night but then it gets really difficult with back-to-back road games against San Diego State and Wyoming.
As for UNLV, they host Wyoming and then go on the road to face New Mexico to wrap the season.
Looking at those two schedules, it seems that the Rebels have the edge for that final bye spot.
We have been using TeamRankings.com which is projecting the conference tournaments and the past two weeks it has been San Diego State as the favorite.
The Aztecs are still the favorite despite being very likely to be the fourth seed and their percentage to win is at 22.34% and that is slightly ahead of Boise State who is sitting at 22.06%. There are five total teams with 10% chance to win and Wyoming is not one of them.