With only 8 MWC games being played last week, the only instances of importance happen in week 6 was Boise State beating LSU, and Fresno State dropping 2 straight. Finals are over for most NCAA schools, so too does the MWC get back into gear with high profile games like Northern Iowa at UNLV and South Dakota State that could change the look of the MWC power rankings for week 8.
1. New Mexico: The Lobos demolished their cross state rival New Mexico State, 73-58, and are looking to get the same result: this time at New Mexico State. G Kendall Williams (13.4 PPG-5.4 APG) lead the Lobos in offensive production, with 15 points, 7 Assists and 8 rebounds. If the Lobos can get the win, New Mexico will be 12-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
2. Wyoming: The Cowboys were off in week 6 and are looking to go 2-0 for the week to improve to 12-0 before they take on a tough SMU team.
3. UNLV: The Rebels romped La Verne 91-44, in a game that wasn't even close. UNLV faces a much tougher test in week 7 with home games against Northern Iowa and Canisius whose combined records are 12-6. F Anthony Bennet (20.3 PPG-8.9 RPG) is looking like the best player, if not the best big man, in the MWC and is jumping in the NBA draft boards.
4. San Diego State: G Jamaal Franklin (18.6 PPG-9.7 RPG) has been a stud as of late, proving he is a prime candidate for MWC first team with his 14 point and 8 rebound performance against cross town rival San Diego. The Aztecs keep their week 7 games local with a home game against Point Loma and on the road San Fransisco.
5. Boise State: The Broncos may have been the most impressive MWC this week, with G Derrick Marks 23 point, 6 rebound and assist performance in the Broncos win over the previously unbeaten LSU Tigers. The Broncos take on in-state rival Idaho in an easy week 7. if Boise State can keep up the wins, they may make it to the field of 68 for the first time since 2008.
6. Colorado State: The Rams were off in week 6 and look to rebound off their two game losing streak with games against North Florida and UC Bakersfield.
7. Air Force Academy: Air Force too had no games in week 6 and may need more time if they are thinking they are going to compete with Florida this week.
8. Nevada: The Wolf Pack has it's longest winning streak of the season at three games and look to add more in week 7 when the take on CS San Marcos and Yale. G Jordan Burris (7.6 PPG-4 RPG) has been one of the more impressive players as of late, averaging 12 PPG-6 RGP in his last two games, whose name isn't Deonte Burton (18 PPG-2.6 RPG) or Malik Story (16 PPG-3.4 RPG).
9. Fresno State: At one point in the season, Fresno State was above 9th in the MWC power rankings, then they whisked it away by losing 3 in a row and drop below .500 at 5-6. The Bulldogs woes are countless, first of they are only 318 in scoring at 58.3 PPG and are in risk of never returning above .500 with a tough slate coming up against UCLA then Fresno State kicks off the conference season against San Diego State and @ New Mexico.