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Mountain West Conference power rankings

For the first time ever, there is a tie!

Team of the week: BYU. The Cougars did what they needed to do in Laramie and pounded a wounded Wyoming team. That victory gave BYU its second straight Mountain West title, but if they want an outright one, they'll need to beat Utah Saturday (or, if they lose, beat SDSU the week after).

Team of the weak: UNLV and Wyoming . Both lost by a combined score of 69-20 and are sitting toward the bottom of the conference. UNLV has already said they're bringing Mike Sanford back for another year, but the Joe Glenn situation is less clear.

Week Twelve Rankings
Rank Team Comments
1 The Holy War is shaping up to be the best in over a decade. Neither team has lost in a very long time, but that will change Saturday afternoon (GO UTES!)
1 I think Utah has proven it's worthy of tying BYU for the top spot. I can't rank them over the Cougars, since they haven't proven they're better. However, they haven't proven they aren't worthy of this spot, either. All that will change Saturday, though, because a Utah win will give them bragging rights.
3 The Falcons' regular season ended with a dominant offensive performance over San Diego State. It also positons Air Force for a chance to win the conference championship if both SDSU and Utah can take care of the Cougars. But what's most important, the Falcons are a win away from a 10-win season. Who would have thought that before the season started?
4 The Frogs rolled UNLV, which is what they needed to do. Now they need to defeat San Diego State on the road this Saturday. A win there and TCU is most likely going to a bowl game. A loss, however, would make it very difficult for a postseason berth.
5 An ugly loss to Utah has cast a doubt on the Lobos' bowl chances. With one game left, against UNLV, they should hit 8-wins, but will it be enough for a bowl game?
6 The Azecs failed to show up against the Falcons and it cost them a chance to build on some momentum created over the past few weeks. Chuck Long still has a lot of work to do if he's going to build San Diego State into a football power.
7 A win is a win, right? The Rams knocked off D1-AA Georgia Southern Saturday, for only their second win of the season. Hey, at least it gives them something heading into their big showdown with rival Wyoming.
8 Why would UNLV want to bring Sanford back? In three years the guy has one quality win, over an injury plagued Utah team. Has there been any evidence this team is progressing from where it was under John Robinson? I don't think so. A loss to the Lobos will mean a second straight 10-loss season for the Rebels.
9 Thanks for nothing, Wyoming. The Cowboys have been blitzed 85-10 in their past 2 games and now enter as the underdog against a 2-win CSU team. That's how bad it is up in Laramie and it doesn't appear things are going to change any time soon.