Week 2 Mountain West Football Power Rankings

1. (2-0) BYU fans this is not because of that call that moved back the extra point. Utah should have been number one last week after beating a better opponent. Utah is here because of the dominate second half performance against UNLV.

2. (2-0) Their defense could come back to haunt the Cougars once they play a team with a pulse, and next weeks UCLA game will be huge especially with offensive mastermind Norm Chow returning to Provo.

3.(2-0) TCU looks to be a legit contender and they have a great defense to support their emerging offense. That Oklahoma game in week four will be a huge test.

4. (2-0) The Falcons are making look bad from my preseason predictions. This Air Force team looks to run the ball down the opponents face, and use everyone to rush the ball which has been very effective this year.

5. (0-2) The Lobos have no wins, but they are the best team that did not win this weekend, but are endagered of starting the season 0-4 with games against Arizona and Tulsa. The passing game is what is hurting the Lobos so far this year.

6. (1-1) UNLV looks to be improved with a balanced offensive attack with Frank Summers at running back and Casey Flair and Ryan Wolfe at wide receivers. The defense needs to be better for UNLV to have successful season.

7. (1-1) Wyoming is a perplexed team that is always hard to understand. They always seem to have games where one aspect is not good. They may have a good rush defense one week and the next be terrible, as in this year. Or in week one Dax Crum plays well at quarterback, and then game two he is replaced by last years starter Karsten Sweed. The Pokes are just inconsistent.

8. (1-1) The Rams so far are having problems in the running game that should be much better then what it is, and they need to find a way to finish in the redzone. Quarterback Billy Farris improved from game one to game two and found a new favorite target in Rashaun Greer.

9. (0-2) Close does not count in football and San Diego State always seems to be close. Again, their brigh spot looks to be new Quarterback Ryan Lindley, but the defense needs to be able to make a stop once in awhile.


10 Responses

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  2. What about the Ute’s terrible 1st half performance against UNLV? What about their mediocre 2nd half against a poor Michigan team? BYU will crush Utah this year. Just wait.

  3. I just feel Utah has done a little more then BYU. The reason I give is that Utah was more dominate in the second half against UNLV then BYU has been all year and against any opponent.

    I know BYU did well against northern Iowa but they are I-AA and UNLV is I-A again they are basically even.

  4. I like it. It shows no logic at all, instead it shows all the stuff that lets me and other Cougar fans know we must truly be back on top. Utah is put first and your lead in is a disclaimer? BYU is placed second but the only thing posted is about their questionable defense? TCU is 3rd and once again is hyped as a contender?

    Very nice. I love this sort of backhanded compliment crap from those wishing they had run the table the last 2 years. I wish you would have just been honest and rated us below San Diego St. LOL! What a joke.

  5. you might want to change dominate to dominant.

  6. spell check does not check for grammar errors, thanks

  7. I find it funny that a BYU fan is complaining already about where you have them. The AP and Coaches poll have them ranked ahead of the Utes, and a case can be made for either team as well as TCU for top in your ranking, yet only a BYU fan is claiming jealousy and probably persecution against “God’s Team”

    Now that is what I call a joke!

  8. Please, UNI (not NIU) was a top-rate I-AA school that lost only one game last year – the I-AA Championship game to Delaware! UNI regularly plays I-A schools (like Iowa State) and beats them. You’ve probably never ever heard of UNI before BYU had to scramble and schedule them this year. Send UNLV out to Cedar Rapids to play Northern Iowa, and the Rebs will get trounced.

  9. I think it might be important to remind folks, before they hop on the U bandwagon, that Michigan has the 114th most prolific offense in the country. I’m not sure the folks in the blue and maize striped helmets are any better than the folks wearing the off-color variety in Delaware. And I were a Ute, that performance against UNLV would not fill me with any hubris.

    p.s. UNI was the top seeded team in the IAA tournament last year, but they lost in the quarters to Delaware, not the championship game-Delaware lost to a certain team that also happened to beat Delaware’s doppleganger (Michigan).

  10. […] to face San Jose State. Block U is too low on the Lobos (or I’m too high on expectations), The MWC Connection finally moved Utah up. The state of Utah “poweresume […]

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