5Dimes released the win totals for most teams in college football, and that includes 10 of the 12 Mountain West teams. Missing are Colorado State and San Diego State. The Rams being omitted is not too shocking since they are replacing quarterback Garrett Grayson and running back Dee Hart. However, the Aztecs not on the list is a bit more puzzling.
Of the list it is no shock that Boise State is listed with the highest win total at 9.5 wins. However, there are plenty of surprises from 5Dimes. First, seeing Hawaii at six games is a surprise, but perhaps there are high hopes with former USC quarterback Max Wittek guiding the offense.
Hawaii's schedule is not easy as they play at Ohio State, at Wisconsin and at Boise State. The only game for 100 percent sure Hawaii will win is against UC Davis and then maybe Louisiana-Monroe. There might be more games that the Warriors could win, because look at last year's results where they lost four games by eight or less points.
Without knowing San Diego State's numbers, Hawaii is expected to be in the running to win the Western Division. Nevada is slotted at seven wins and currently the leader to represent the West Division in the Mountain West title game.
New Mexico is low at four and that is likely due to being just a bad team the past few years, but a bowl game realistically is a possibility. The same goes for Wyoming who is at five and taking the over or under on that is a risky pick.
Overall it seems the Mountain West is getting low numbers here, with the exception of Boise State and a surprisingly high seven wins for Nevada. Even Utah State at eight is a little bit on the low side, but with quarterback stability an issue going higher would be tough.
Fresno State is rebuilding still and while technically they get a new quarterback, it is hard to not peg them in a bowl game in the weaker Western Division.
|San Jose State||4|