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Week 9 Mountain West football standings update

The standings are somewhat clearer now that league play is underway.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

With conference play in full swing these Mountain West standings are slowly, very slowly, taking shape. The big game between Colorado State and Utah State saw the Rams win and create a logjam with three teams with one loss.

However, things are quite simple in the Mountain Division: If Boise State wins out they win the division due to own the head-to-head tiebreaker of Colorado State and a win over Utah State. Colorado State can win the Mountain as long as Boise State has one more league loss, but if they tie it goes to the Broncos. As for Utah State, they need to win out and hope Colorado State loses a game since if both teams end in a tie then it goes to the Rams who topped the Aggies. Air Force is still in the running since they beat Boise State but they need help since they have two losses -- they fell to Wyoming and Utah State.

I don't want to project the West since first place is 3-1 and last place is 1-2, and one of those teams in last place is Nevada and they are not out of it. It is however safe to say that UNLV and Hawaii will not be in contention to win the West division.

The upcoming slate of games does little to help since there are just three conference games this week.

San Diego State 3-1 4-3
San Jose State 2-1 3-3
Fresno State 2-2 3-5
Hawaii 1-1 2-5
UNLV 1-2 2-5
Nevada 1-2 4-3
Boise State 3-1 5-2
Colorado State 2-1 6-1
Air Force 2-2 5-2
Utah State 1-1 4-3
Wyoming 1-2 3-4
New Mexico 0-3 2-5