As for those first-place votes, Boise State took home eight and then it was Fresno State who was No. 2 and then Air Force third in the league. San Diego State made a jump to the third spot after Wyoming’s loss to Boise State.
The bottom teams made a slight change with New Mexico now holding down the 12th and final spot as the Lobos remain winless in Mountain West play.
12. New Mexico (LW: 11, 13 points)
This team just needs some sort of offense, specifically a quarterback.
11. Nevada (LW: 12, 17 points)
The positive is that Nate Cox looked a little bit better but this whole team has a ways to go.
10. Hawaii (LW: 11, 26 points)
The offense is looking a bit better and being healthy helps a lot, and it showed in their upset win at home to spoil UNLV’s bowl chances.
9. Colorado State (LW: 10, 30 points)
Wide receiver Tory Horton has a case for being the best offensive player in the conference. Too bad his team isn’t all that great this year.
8. UNLV (LW: 8, 48 points)
That Hawaii loss stung and the difficulty of the back half of the schedule and coupled with injuries, the Rebels are almost for sure going to miss out on a bowl game.
7. San Jose State (LW: 3, 52 points)
Upset by Utah State but a chance to get to seven wins as they play in the Dick Tomey game at home against Hawaii.
6. Utah State (LW: 7, 60 points)
If only this team was better early in the season than late, they’d have a shot at repeating as conference champions. All things are rolling before the finale and a surprise bowl game.
5. Wyoming (LW: 4, 76 points)
It all comes down to its passing game. Literally, everything else is there for this team to be a conference contender. Even with QB issues, the Pokes were right here until the final two weeks.
4. San Diego State (LW: 4, 80 points)
Again, Jalen Mayden showed up at quarterback. Let’s cross our fingers he doesn’t hit the portal in a moth.
3. Air Force (LW: 3, 1 first-place vote, 90 points)
Not super dominant vs. their rivals the Rams but good enough to just bully Colorado State around to win.
2. Fresno State (LW: 4, 1 first-place vote, 100 points)
All things are clicking for Fresno State. They are healthy and ready to go for the title game in a few weeks.
1. Boise State (LW: 1, 8 first-place vote, 111 points)
The Broncos are looking to cap an undefeated conference slate, and those words were likely in very few minds after that early season loss to UTEP.