Here is WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi’s Mountain West football power rankings for the week of Oct. 10-12.
Look for these each week through the rest of the football season, and of course, your feedback is welcome.
1. No. 21 Fresno State (5-0 overall, 2-0 MW): The Bulldogs remain at the top as the league’s only undefeated and ranked team. Tough to find where they will lose a game from here on out if they stay focused and avoid injuries.
2. Boise State (3-2, 1-1): The Broncos move up based on Utah State’s misfortune last week. They can solidify this spot with a win at Utah State Saturday, and would control their own destiny to win the Mountain Division.
3. Utah State (3-3, 2-0): The loss of quarterback Chuckie Keeton for the season with a knee injury hurts a lot. There are plenty of good players on this squad to keep it in the upper half of the rankings, but it won’t be easy without Keeton.
4. Wyoming (3-2, 1-0): The Cowboys return home for the first time in a month when they host New Mexico Saturday. The run defense is shaky and they face the nation’s top-ranked rushing offense. But UW has a chance to reel off some wins if it gets back to the way it played prior to a 42-21 road loss at Texas State on Sept. 28.