There is a new addition to the Daily Hike and that will be an audio version via our podcast feed of these news pieces and some additional commentary. The goal is to make this a quick listen around 15 minutes of the news from the past day, or so, and may include some other news not in this piece.
Covers has super early odds to win the conference.
Opening college football futures odds to win Mountain West from @CGTechnology_ pic.twitter.com/URLFIAUrD7— Covers (@Covers) May 4, 2017
This will upset San Diego State fans as they have won 22 games the past two years and won the league back-to-back years. Remember, this is betting lines and the goal is to have people bet money on these lines, and the Broncos are a popular team.
A few surprises on this list are seeing Wyoming at fourth even though their schedule is not easy with road games against Air Force, Boise State and Utah State.
Wyoming adds former conference foe to the schedule
A home and home is scheduled between Utah and Wyoming in 2020 and 2025. This is a great get for the Cowboys to bolster their schedule.
CBS Sports pegs two Mountain West players to have great rookie seasons in the NFL
The two players who could make an impact are Donnel Pumphrey who is now with the Eagles, and the other is Brian Hill who was drafted by the Falcons.
Most exciting Group of Five games feature Mountain West teams.
Your top games involving Group of 5 teams, by the way:
- Boise State 31, Washington State 28 (Sept. 10)
- Boise State 28, Colorado State 23 (Oct. 15)
- Houston 33, Oklahoma 23 (Sept. 3)
- Wyoming 30, Boise State 28 (Oct. 29)
- Tennessee 20, Appalachian State 13 (Sept. 1)