2019 College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Mountain West Conference

The Mountain West Conference was ranked as the top Group of Five conference last year with Boise State and Fresno State definitely the class of the league the last two seasons. The Broncos and Bulldogs have met in the MW Championship game the past two years. The strongest competition from those seem to be San Diego State for Fresno State in the West Division and Utah State for Boise State in the Mountain Division. But others like Nevada, Air Force, and Hawai’i

Last year, Fresno State won at Boise State for the MW crown after losing to the Broncos earlier in the regular season. Those teams seem like they are on a collision course to face each other again in the MW title game and that is the predicted view.


Predicted Order of Finish (Click on the link for each team preview)
Mountain Division
1. Boise State
2. Utah State
3. Air Force
4. Wyoming
5. Colorado State
6. New Mexico
West Division
1. Fresno State *
2. San Diego State
3. Hawai'i
4. Nevada
6. San Jose State

5 Big Conference Games to Watch

  1. Boise State at Utah State 11/23
  2. Fresno State at San Diego State 11/16
  3. Utah State at Fresno State 11/9
  4. Fresno State at Hawai’i 11/2
  5. Utah State at San Diego State 9/21

Ten Players to Watch from the Mountain West Conference

QB Jordon Love

Offensive Players to Watch

  1. QB Jordon Love, Utah State
  2. RB Toa Taua, Nevada
  3. RB Juwan Washington, San Diego State
  4. WR Cedric Boyd, Hawai’i
  5. QB Cole McDonald, Hawai’i
DE Curtis Weaver

Defensive Players to Watch

  1. DE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
  2. DT David Moa, Boise State
  3. S Tariq Thompson, San Diego State
  4. LB Mykai Walker, Fresno State
Wyoming K Cooper Rothe

Special Teams Player to Watch

  1. K Cooper Rothe, Wyoming

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