The Cougars recieved an extra bye week, and that just gets them more time to prepare and heal over the stretch run of their goal to repeat as conference champs.
New Mexico did it again this week by proving their past wrong, by not losing games once trailing late, and not losing games they should win. If BYU losses a game New Mexico looks to step in and at least share the conference crown.
The Utes had their best defensive outing of the year, by only allowing 3 points to a good offensive team in Colorado State, and do not let that record fool you they can put up points. If the Utes have the same defensive effort against Wyoming, New Mexico, and BYU those teams better be prepared.
The free fall continues for the Cowboys, and they may have a repeat of last years team, by becoming bowl eligible and not getting to a bowl game. Also, with two teams in the conference that has home bowl games do not be shocked if Wyoming has 6 or 7 wins and is not bowling in December.
Air Force is proving me right by not being able to finish off games. Last week against New Mexico is an example, because they had a lead and one would assume the run attack would eat time, but the Falcons folded late and are falling in the rankings.
Luckily TCU had a bye week, so maybe Coach Patterson can figure what is wrong with their offense before their week 10 matchup against a tough New Mexico team.
San Diego State was off last week due to the conditions in Southern California, and hopefully everything is all right down there and the players can again concentrate on football. The week off should help the Aztecs get refocused this weekend.
They gave Wyoming all they could handle last week, but the Rebels again showed that they are not quite there to ascend to at least to the mid level of the conference.
After a nice lift from me in the rankings the Rams again are back in the cellar spot. The reason for the drop is because the Rams had their worst offensive performance of the year with 3 points. All signs point to Sunny Lubbick retiring at years end.