Here is the whole preview from CFN and it is pretty favorable for the league, but fair. The site has Utah finishing with a 10-2 record along with BYU, but with BYU winning the conference title. Then comes in TCU, New Mexico, Air Force, Wyoming, Colorado State, San Diego State, and UNLV. The way the prediction of schedules has the MWC with 6 bowl eligible teams with 4 bowl spots available to the league.
The surprise team that CFN has is the Colorado State Rams and then has the Air Force Falcons is his team most likely to disappoint.
The big bold prediction from CFN is that Utah will ruin BYU’s dream season, but the Cougars will still win the Mountain West title. Bronco Mendenhall’s club has everything in place to not just get to the BCS, but to go unbeaten. The offense is loaded, the defense has plenty of playmakers, and the schedule works out well with UCLA and New Mexico coming to Provo. The regular-season ender is at Utah where the Utes will get payback for the two straight soul-crushing losses in the fiery rivalry.
The league this year seems very balanced this year after the top 3 teams and even those top teams can stumble in league play with tough road games ahead.
Here is the top 30 players list from the CFN
Top 30 Mountain West Players
1. DE Jan Jorgensen, Jr., BYU
2. CB DeAndre Wright, Sr., New Mexico
3. QB Max Hall, Jr., BYU
4. DT John Fletcher, Jr., Wyoming
5. LB Russell Allen, Sr., SDSU
6. QB Brian Johnson, Sr., Utah
7. LB Jason Phillips, Sr., TCU
8. P/K Louie Sakoda, Sr., Utah
9. DT Mitch Unrein, Jr., Wyoming
10. RB Aaron Brown, Sr., TCU
Here is the rest of the list which also includes all conference selections.