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Mountaintop View 3-5-19

AP poll, Nevada-USU scuffle, SDSU Spring football

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Utah State Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another Mountaintop View, we have a lot to keep you updated on as we are only two weeks away from the conference tournament. The MW has released its findings for the postgame incidents after the Nevada-USU game. We also have some combine news as well as some Aztec spring football!

Week 18 AP poll

For the first time since the pre-season poll, Nevada is not the only MW team receiving AP votes. Utah State checks in with 17 votes and only three teams between them and the top 25. Nevada’s loss to the Aggies has them dropping down to #17. Gonzaga and Virginia are still #1 and #2 while UNC has moved up to #3.

MW issues statement on Nevada-Utah State post game

The Mountain West has reviewed the incidents that occurred after the intense Nevada-Utah State game. The MW concludes that the court storming by Aggie fans is not what caused the situation. The MW has determined that there were inappropriate actions by both teams that led to the heated situation. The MW will leave it up to the schools to determine suspensions but so far it does not look like anyone will be suspended. Make sure to check out our piece on the matter, updated to include the latest content on the postgame scuffle.

San Diego State Spring football, what to look for

After a disappointing end to the football season, SDSU looks to turn it around and it all starts in Spring. Rocky Long says the Aztecs are changing formations to the spread, although the Aztec’s coach also notes that this does not mean they will shift to a pass first team. A new offense is on the way and maybe a new quarterback, with the graduation of Christian Chapman the Aztecs will need a new QB. Ryan Agnew will have competition from transfer Jordon Brookshire and redshirt Freshman Carson Baker. Continuing the roster shakeup, the Aztecs will have some new key players on both the offensive and defensive lines. Make sure to read the whole article from the SD Union Tribune to stay up to date on San Diego State’s spring action.

Wyoming’s Andrew Wingard looking good at NFL combine

NFL hopeful Andrew Wingard came into the NFL combine confident he would “turn a lot of heads”. Wingard showed he’s one of the best safeties in the draft by finishing in the top 10 in the vertical jump, 60 yard shuffle and three cone drill. His vertical of 36.5 inches is tied for 6th best among safeties. Wingard showed off his lateral quickness which should boost his draft stock but the former Wyoming safety will have another chance to show NFL scouts what he can do at Wyoming’s pro day on Thursday.

Sam Merrill wins player of the week

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Mountain West Special Teams
  • Coming Wednesday: Mountain West Bracketology: Week 9 Nine
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Is the CBB Regular Season Pointless or Perfect?
  • Coming Thursday: Boise State Spring Preview: Special Teams