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Mountain West football power rankings: Post-spring edition

Our power rankings are back with the way-too-early post spring edition.

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Spring football is in the books and fall camps are still just over two months away, so now is a good as time as any to introduce our first power rankings of the year. Like them or not, preseason rankings are a fun way to argue whose team is better and at the end of the year these could be completely, and likely, wrong.

Sixteen of our writers participated in this preseason poll and Boise State took all but one first-place vote, Utah State took the other vote. The Mountain Division begins where it left off by taking four of the five spots in this initial ranking. San Diego State is the highest West team with Fresno State at No. 6.

There is the possibility that all six Mountain teams could be bowl eligible, or at least very close. At the other end of the poll there is UNLV and Hawaii at the bottom. The Warriors are getting some love with 5Dimes predicting Hawaii to get to six wins, just one shy of bowl eligibility for their 13-game schedule.

UNLV has a new head coach in Tony Sanchez, but they do have one of the best wide receivers in Devonte Boyd and defensive back Peni Vea.

Here are our first 2015 power rankings.

Team Division
1. Boise State (15 first-place votes) Mountain
2. Utah State (1)
3. San Diego State
4. Colorado State Mountain
5. Air Force
6. Fresno State West
7. Nevada West
8. New Mexico
9. San Jose State
10. Wyoming
11. Hawaii
12. UNLV