It is Tuesday, folks, we have some articles for you to catch up on. This past weekend was about as good a start to bowl season as you could have asked for. We have continued football postseason news, a new AP poll and some interesting news about the upcoming NCAA convention. Take a look.
Mountain West has had best football season since 2010 realignment
Since losing TCU, BYU, and Utah earlier this decade the MW might have put together its best season. Utah State, Boise State, and Fresno State could all finish top 30 in S&P+ ratings, more teams than the ACC, with SDSU coming in right behind them. Mountain West football is as good as ever but the question is can they keep this up? We know what Boise can do, as long as Jeff Tedford is around the Bulldogs should continue to be great, Utah State can with a smooth transition into the second Gary Andersen era, and even on a down year SDSU is still top 25 in defense. Hawaii and Nevada have also had recent success. Hopefully, this season is a sign that all is well in Mountain West football.
Week 7 AP poll
Another Tuesday another AP poll. Nevada moves up a spot to number 6 this week thanks to Gonzaga’s second loss of the season. This means Nevada is the highest ranked non-power 5 school. Take a look at which teams have moved up and which teams have fallen out of the top 25.
John Infante breaks down NCAA proposals to be voted on
The 2019 NCAA convention is in Orlando next month and there are going to be a number of new proposals that will be voted on concerning NCAA rules and regulations. Football Scoop’s article gives you everything you need to know about new proposals concerning college football, all in one place. There are a lot of new proposals from modifying the recruiting calendar to requiring available mental health services to players. Maybe the most important proposal of all is a resolution to allow P5 athletes to sign with an agent. Make sure you are caught up on what is being voted on next month in Orlando.
First Responder Bowl will have plethora of NFL talent
The First Responder Bowl is bound to be a good one between Boise State and Boston College but it will also be a game watched by many NFL scouts. Both schools currently have 29 players in the NFL and both teams sport a ton of NFL prospects on their current rosters. Brett Rypien and Alexander Mattison highlight the Boise State prospects while Boston College features defensive ends Zach Allen and Wyatt Ray. Take a look at all the prospects to look for in the upcoming bowl game.
Ntambwe wins MWC player of the week
.@TheRunninRebels freshman @joelntambwe2 was on against BYU this week, making him the @MountainWest Men's Basketball Player of the Week! #MWMBB #BEaREBEL pic.twitter.com/OXg5NhzIJB— MW Men's Basketball (@MW_MBB) December 17, 2018
On the horizon:
- From yesterday: Make sure to keep up with the MWC Recruiting Roundup
- Later Today: A new installment of The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
- Later Today: December Signing Day Tracker to get you ready for Signing Day
- Wednesday: Check back throughout the day as we update recruiting signings
- Coming Thursday: 2018 Hawaii Bowl: Three things to look for, Prediction
- Coming Thursday: Part 1 of our series: The Recruiting Road So Far, featuring Boise State