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Mountain West basketball: Tournament seeding still up in the air

Even though there are two games left in the regular season, there is a lot of jockeying left for seeding for the Mountain West tournament.

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There are just two games left in the Mountain West regular season, but there is still plenty of maneuvering to be had for seeding in next week's Mountain West tournament.

Here are the standings prior to Wednesday night's games.

Mountain West Standings

Boise State 12-4 22-7
San Diego St 12-4 22-7
Colorado St 11-5 24-5
Utah State 11-5 18-10
Wyoming 10-6 21-8
Fresno St 9-7 14-15
UNLV 7-9 16-13
New Mexico 6-11 14-15
Air Force 6-11 13-15
Nevada 5-11 9-19
San José St 0-16 2-26

First, lets disregard San Jose State who is not eligible for the postseason.

No. 1 seed: This technically comes down San Diego State, Colorado State, Utah State and Boise State. However, Boise State can claim the No. 1 seed by finishing with the same record as San Diego State as the Broncos own the tie-breakers. Colorado State and Utah State play each other so the loser is officially out. For Colorado State to win the regular season they need to have Boise State to lose both games and San Diego State to split their final two.

Colorado State can finish any where from first two fifth. Boise State and Wyoming already hold an edge over the Rams for seeding in the conference tournament should they finish in a tie. As long as Colorado State wins their final two games against against Nevada and Utah State they are guaranteed to finish no worse than third place.

Lose one of the two then they could drop to fifth, and winning at Utah State is no guarantee.

Wyoming can make a move up to the third spot if they finish 12-6 and beat Utah State and New Mexico, and then some help. The Cowboys own the tiebreaker over Colorado State, so Wyoming would need to beat Utah State and finish with the same record as Colorado State to be in third.

They could drop to sixth if Fresno State finishes with a better conference record. Speaking of Fresno State, they could drop to the opening round game as the seven seed if they lose their final two games and UNLV wins their final two games. The Rebels won the only meeting over the Bulldogs earlier this year.

After Wednesday's games there should be a lot more clarity for seeding in the Mountain West tournament.