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Mountaintop View 12-5-18

NCAA Football: Utah State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

MWC Basketball Rankings

Nevada remains atop the conference rankings after defeating every opponent by double digits so far. Utah State makes a surprising leap to second place after a 7-1 start to the season.

Biggest win in Fresno State history?

Fresno State’s championship victory at Boise State in the snow may have become the program’s biggest win in history. The Bulldogs were previously 0-10 on the blue turf since the two teams became conference rivals, so clinching the conference championship at Albertson’s Stadium must have been especially satisfying. Fresno State will seek their 12th win of the season against Arizona State on December 15th in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Wolfpack hit hard by transfers

Nevada’s best offensive and defensive players both intend to transfer following the 2018 season. Head coach Jay Norvell blames the NCAA’s new transfer rules that allow athletes to transfer without permission from the school. He sees the rule as a disadvantage to Group of 5 schools like Nevada who develop talent well only to lose them to transfer to larger schools.

Rypien among nation’s best

David Woodward makes PFF All-American Team

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A piece on whats to come after the MWC-MVC challenge
  • Later today: A look at Nevada’s sudden transfer announcements.
  • Later this week: A Player Profile on Cheikh Mbacke Diong
  • Later this week: Our team predicts the MWC bowls.