College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Mountain West Conference, the fourth of our Group of Five Conference previews.
The Mountain West Conference heads into 2018 with familiar faces projected to be at the top of the league. Boise State won the league last year and won its bowl game–the Las Vegas Bowl last year over Oregon. The Broncos should challenge for a New Year’s Six bowl bid.
In the West Division, San Diego State and Fresno State are the teams to beat once again. The Bulldogs seem to be a bit stronger than the Aztecs, but it’s a tossup for the top spot in the West.
Utah State, Colorado State and Wyoming seem to be the biggest challengers to Boise State in the Mountain Division.
For information and details on each school’s prospects for 2018, click on the links below.
- Boise State
- Colorado State
- Utah State
- Air Force
- New Mexico
- Fresno State
- San Diego State
- San Jose State
2018 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Preseason MW Offensive Player of the Year
QB Brett Rypien, senior, Boise State
Preseason MW Defensive Player of the Year
DB Andrew Wingard, senior, Wyoming
Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year
KR Avery Williams, sophomore, Boise State
|2018 Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team |
|QB ||Brett Rypien** ||Sr. ||Boise State |
|WR ||KeeSean Johnson* ||Sr. ||Fresno State |
|WR ||McLane Mannix ||So. ||Nevada |
|RB ||Alexander Mattison ||Jr. ||Boise State |
|RB ||Lexington Thomas* ||Sr. ||UNLV |
|OL ||Ezra Cleveland ||So. ||Boise State |
|OL ||John Molchon ||Jr. ||Boise State |
|OL ||Aaron Jenkins ||Sr. ||New Mexico |
|OL ||Keith Ismael** ||So. ||San Diego State |
|OL ||Tyler Roemer** ||So. ||San Diego State |
|TE ||Dax Raymond ||Jr. ||Utah State |
|DL ||David Moa** ||Sr. ||Boise State |
|DL ||Curtis Weaver* ||So. ||Boise State |
|DL ||Youhanna Ghaifan* ||Jr. ||Wyoming |
|DL ||Carl Granderson* ||Sr. ||Wyoming |
|LB ||Jeffrey Allison* ||Jr. ||Fresno State |
|LB ||Jahlani Tavai** ||Sr. ||Hawai‘i |
|LB ||Malik Reed ||Sr. ||Nevada |
|DB ||Tyler Horton* ||Sr. ||Boise State |
|DB ||Dameon Baber* ||Sr. ||Nevada |
|DB ||Tariq Thompson** ||So. ||San Diego State |
|DB ||Andrew Wingard ||Sr. ||Wyoming |
|P ||Ryan Stonehouse ||So. ||Colorado State |
|PK ||Dominik Eberle* ||Jr. ||Utah State |
|KR/PR ||Avery Williams** ||So. ||Boise State |
|* – MEMBER OF THE 2017 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM. |
** – MEMBER OF THE 2017 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football in the western half of the United States– the Big Sky Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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