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Mountain West Conference week two power rankings

Week two wasn't spectacular for the conference. The teams we expected to win won and the teams that didn't, well, didn't. 

Week three should be a bit more interesting. BYU travels to Florida State to take on a Seminoles team that got worked by the Oklahoma Sooners. Those same Sooners host Air Force, who, last week, worked the Cougars in Colorado Springs. 

What that means, if anything, I don't know. But kind of an interesting twist. 

We'll see if either team can make noise against the BCS on the road. 

Team of the Week: Air Force. The Falcons recorded a huge win over the BYU Cougars and positioned themselves nicely to join TCU and Utah at the top of the conference.

Team of the Weak: Colorado State. The Rams weren't even competitive in their game against Nevada Saturday. It was the program's 11th consecutive loss since starting 2009 3-0.

The rankings after the jump... 

Week Two Rankings
Rank Team Comments

The Frogs did what they needed to do against the clearly outclassed Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, winning 62-7. Now their focus turns to Baylor and the Bears from the mighty Big 12. It should prove to be yet another easy victory for TCU, however.

2 Even without Jordan Wynn, Utah easily beat the UNLV Rebels in Salt Lake City for their first conference win of the season. This week's game doesn't appear to be any more challenging, as they take on a New Mexico Lobos team reeling after two lopsided losses. 

The Air Force Falcons have finally broken through and are now in the top-three, if only briefly. They easily beat the BYU Cougars Saturday, winning their first conference game of the year and appear to be a legitimate threat to the conference title. Now, though, their focus turns to an Oklahoma Sooners team that totally dominated the Florida St. Seminoles last week. 


BYU's offensive performance Saturday was downright pitiful. Gary Crowton pitiful, in fact. What's worse, the program now finds itself in a tough quarterback controversy. Who would have thunk it when Bronco Mendenhall decided against announcing a starting quarterback at the end of fall camp? Now you've got Riley Nelson, the Utah State transfer, struggling and the fan favorite, true freshman Jake Heaps, wasting away on the sidelines.

5 San Diego State is 2-0. Not bad. Of course, they've played absolutely no one, so it's hard to get a feel for what they're capable of doing. That should change this week, as the Aztecs travel to Columbia to take on the always potent and dangerous Missouri Tigers. A win there would certainly signal the program has a heartbeat. 
6 Wyoming didn't look awful in their loss to Texas in Austin. They didn't look very good, either. The Longhorns pretty much toyed with the Cowboys throughout much this game and won rather easily by dominating the second half. But who realistically expected Wyoming to go on the road and actually upset Texas? Well except this guy. This week doesn't get much easier, as the Cowboys host the Boise St. Broncos.
7 The Rebels gained a lot of yards against Utah. They looked somewhat competent for parts of the first half and yet, the final score was another Ute blowout. That 28-point margin was, if you can believe it, the largest the Rebels have seen against the Utes since 2004 - when Utah's high-powered offense pretty much bulldozed over everyone. 

Congratulations, New Mexico. For the first time in a very, very long time, you've moved out of the bottom. Don't get too excited - it's not because of anything you've done, rather it's because the Colorado St. Rams look horrific out there. They were demolished by a good, but not great, Nevada team and now have lost 11 in a row. That's unacceptable and bests (or worsts, if you will) the Lobos' 10-game losing streak to start the Mike Locksley era in 2009. So enjoy it, New Mexico.