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How will the Mountain West follow an electric week one?

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Week one is behind us and boy was it a great week of football. Our staff had to make quite a few changes to our projections this week after some elite showing by some Mountain West squads. Here is where we stand following week one:

Zach:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming

Potato Bowl: Nevada

Arizona Bowl: Air Force

Cheez-It Bowl: San Diego State

Frisco Bowl: Utah State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

I was really hesitant to put Boise State in the NY6 spot. But that team had the heart and determination of a squad I have not seen in years. So, I think there is a fair chance. Also, I know that eight bowl teams seems like a lot, but I think the Mountain West is going to be filled with 6-7 win teams and a few 9-10 win teams.

Mike:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Utah State

New Mexico Bowl: San Diego State

Potato Bowl: Wyoming

Arizona Bowl: Nevada

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

I kept the same 6 teams but shook up the bowls for this week. If Boise State can have that bad of a half and beat Florida State, they should do well with the rest of their schedule. Same with the Bulldogs, who will get better and can overcome mistakes against teams not named USC. Hawaii and Air Force I need another game to evaluate them better but they will be the ones to jump on this list if they keep playing well. The Aztecs are on notice after a poor showing against Weber State.

Bruce:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: Wyoming

Arizona Bowl: Air Force

Cheez-It Bowl: San Diego State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

FatDuckUW:

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: Utah State

Arizona Bowl: UNLV

Armed Forces Bowl: Wyoming

Alex Wright:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: San Diego State

New Mexico Bowl: Air Force

Potato Bowl: Wyoming

Arizona Bowl: UNLV

Cheez-It Bowl: Utah State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

I do not want to overreact to one week, but I feel like we learned a lot about the teams in this conference. This was a great week for the conference and I am set on the conference getting seven teams to a bowl game, with a group of nine teams that will be fighting for those spots.

That’s it for our bowl projections. What would you guys change?