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MWC Jersey Rankings: Home Jerseys

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Which teams have the best look on the field

We have some new power rankings, folks, but these rankings aren’t about football performance. That’s right! We have ranked every team in the conference based on their home football jerseys. Which teams have the coolest jerseys and which teams need to step their game up? See where your team falls on our rankings.

Rankings incorporate the entire uniform, including the helmet and pants.

1 - Wyoming

This might not be everyone’s favorite fit in the league, just like the old San Diego Padres jerseys, you either love them or hate them, but Wyoming’s jerseys are brilliant in my opinion. The brown and yellow is a unique but stellar color combination that works well with the white helmet. The striping on the shoulders and pants provides a great touch so it doesn’t feel overpowered with too much solid color. Finally, the unique font of the wording across the chest gives the overall look an extra pop. Wyoming’s jerseys are awesome, and they find themselves at the top of the list

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2 - San Diego State

The Aztecs have some of the coolest jerseys in the conference, they offer a neat look by having the Aztec calendar on the helmet and shoulder pads. Overall, the scarlet and black combination works well, and you can never go wrong with a predominantly black jersey. Like Wyoming, the wording across the chest is awesome, written in red in an original font which balances the mostly black top, SDSU’s design has just the right amount of red to work well with the black. SDSU would have been number one on this list if we were able to see the Aztec calendar on the helmet on TV, the design is cool but almost impossible to see unless you are shown a close up of the helmet.

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3 - Boise State

Boise State, like their counterparts above them, have a remarkable color scheme, Their bright blue and orange make them one of the more noticeable jerseys in football. While I don’t normally like the over-sized logos on the helmet, Boise makes it work, the fierce looking bronco does not over-power the rest of the jersey, *cough cough* Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The blue is fun to look at and the orange outlining of the numbers really puts it all together.

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4 - Hawaii

Just like the Aztecs, you can’t go wrong with black jerseys and Hawaii is no exception. The black is cool; however, I would like the jerseys better if there was some more green complimenting the black on the overall look. That being said the helmet is really interesting, why have one logo on the helmet when you can have two? Hawaii is showing they represent the entire state by having an actual picture of the Hawaiian islands on one side and their primary logo on the other, an awesome idea that definitely works on their jersey.

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5 - Air Force

Air Force’s jerseys are really cool from the neck up, the lightning bolt on the helmet is a really nice logo. The blue-white pants-jersey combo is done as well as it could have been, unfortunately the jersey is a little bland, it looks like a default blue jersey you would use when creating a custom jersey online, although the falcon logo on the shoulder is a great touch to make up for the lack of color variation.

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6 - Colorado State

The Rams have good and bad parts of their jersey. The ram horns are a really cool look and even if the Los Angeles rams have the exact same design, I like the gold and green combo better than the white and blue. As for the jersey, the green is a good look with the white numbers outlined in gold, however, the font of the writing across the chest is boring and could afford to be a little bigger. Another issue I have with the jersey is the ram horn on the shoulder which looks more like a fossilized snail, the jersey would look better if that logo was substituted with the primary ram’s head logo.

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7 - UNLV

UNLV has some of the flashiest jerseys in the conference, the silver helmet really stands out on the field. The usual acronym logo that the rebels have on the helmet is fine but the UN logo they wore in the home opener coupled with the words Las Vegas on the pants adds a unique element, as if we are reading the jersey from top to bottom. The jersey itself is a pretty standard red with decent silver numbers and the primary rebel logo on the shoulder. A basic jersey with cool extra elements all around.

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8 - Utah State

The Aggies probably have the most average jersey in the conference. The jersey is all dark blue with subtle designs on the shoulder pad and “Utah State” written across the chest in basic writing with all white numbers. The helmet is also all dark blue with the primary logo. Nothing special here but also nothing that blatantly needs fixing.

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9 - San Jose State

The Spartans have a very cool helmet with a spear coming over the crown of the helmet, the jersey however is kind of boring. The Spartan’s home unis consist of a blue top and they rotate the pants, blue with yellow pants is the best combo while blue on blue is way too overpowering with barely any extra yellow on the shoulder or pants to balance it out.

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10 - New Mexico

New Mexico is a combination of being too basic and a little too solid color dominant. The helmet is pretty standard with the primary logo on an all-white helmet and a stripe down the middle, but the jersey is too red. The jersey and pants are all red with only white numbering and the words “Lobos” and “New Mexico”, also written in all-white, to balance it out. The outfit could afford to be a little more creative all around or at least add some striping to counteract all the red.

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11 - Fresno State

Fresno State has the potential for some really neat jerseys but right now they aren’t great in my opinion. I am not a big fan of cursive writing on a helmet, there are plenty of places on a jersey to put your schools name, the helmet needs an awesome logo. One concept I thought would be cool would be something similar to Hawaii, having the bulldog logo on one side and the unique central valley “V” on the other. Outside of that the jerseys are a little too red, FSU could really afford to throw in some more blue and white. All that being said, their home red jerseys need work, but the blue alternate jerseys are really cool.

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12 - Nevada

Rounding out or ranking is the Nevada Wolf Pack. Just like Fresno State, the full word writing on the helmet in place of a logo is not my favorite and their jersey is a little bit duller than Fresno State’s. Nevada has an all blue jersey with not really any added elements, the numbers and writing are in basic bold white font and there is no mixture of colors to make it really pop.

Photo: Andy Barron