Mountain West Football Media Projects Fresno State, Boise State as 2022 Division Winners
The Mountain West football media expects a rematch between the Bulldogs and Broncos in 2022’s championship game.
Are the races that clear-cut?
The Mountain West football media days are underway today and, as usual, it kicked off with the announcement of how the conference’s media projects the 2022 season will unfold.
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— Mountain West (@MountainWest) July 20, 2022
Fresno State and Boise State are expected reach the Mountain West championship as the winners of the West division and Mountain division, respectively, in what will be the last year of their existence before a new schedule rotation debuts in 2023. It marks the ninth straight year that the Broncos are predicted to come out on top, while the Bulldogs are projected for a first-place finish for the first time since 2019.
- Fresno State (20 first-place votes) — 160 points
- San Diego State (eight first-place votes) — 148 points
- San Jose State — 105 points
- Nevada — 66 points
- UNLV — 58 points
- Hawaii — 51 points
- Boise State (14 first-place votes) — 151 points
- Air Force (10 first-place votes) — 136 points
- Utah State (three first-place votes) — 122 points
- Colorado State (one first-place vote) — 90 points
- Wyoming — 60 points
- New Mexico — 29 points
Interestingly, there are a couple differences between how the conference media foresees the season and our own staff’s predictions: The UNLV Rebels, for instance, are not projected to finish last in the West this season and the difference between those at the top of each division are much closer than we’d forecast them to be.