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Mountain West Conference basketball power rankings

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1 Steve Fisher's Aztecs have been the surprise Mountain West team so far this season, jumping out to a 4-0 conference start and already defeating Utah and New Mexico. San Diego State has definitely positioned itself as the conference favorite early in the season.
2 The Rebels quickly put their loss to Air Force behind them, slaughtering BYU by 29 last week and are back on track to contend for the championship. UNLV has an easy game against Wyoming Wednesday and then a big battle for the inside track to the Mountain West crown against San Diego State Saturday.
3 It didn't look like BYU would be much of a player in the Mountain West race after getting completely abused by UNLV, however, they bounced back nicely against the Utes Saturday in Salt Lake and are once again a contender.
4 At 3-1, TCU is off to a solid start and a few more victories just might move the Frogs up to title contender. And while that isn't likely, they could definitely play spoiler.
5 The Lobos got an impressive win over Air Force Saturday, climbing to .500 in conference play after two early surprise losses to San Diego State at home and TCU on the road. It appears the Lobos are back on track and should continue to roll tonight against the Utes.
6 The Falcons struggled against the Lobos Saturday, but still sit at 2-2 in conference play. With Clune Arena proving to be a tough place to play, Air Force should have the upper hand in their next two games against CSU and BYU.
7 The Utes tumbled after going 0-2 last week in conference play. And while losing to the Aztecs wasn't all that bad, Utah's close loss to BYU is really inexcusable. With both losses, Utah has pretty much become a non-factor in the championship hunt. Hopefully, though, they can turn it around and make some noise.
8 The Rams are still looking for a victory in conference play, but it doesn't appear one is on the horizon. With games at Air Force and at Wyoming coming up, it may be a couple weeks before they notch one in conference. Of course, Wyoming is equally bad...so who the hell knows.
9 The Cowboys are horrible and though two of their four conference losses have been close, you get the sense they're really not progressing as a team. Wyoming's best shot at a victory will be Saturday, when they host Colorado State -- that should be a stinker of a game.