Happy Tuesday, folks. We have a new set of links, As always we have the newest AP poll as well as a look at Boise State’s historic comeback and a new player of the week.
It is a historic week for San Diego State, they have tied the school record for highest AP ranking at #4, matching the 2011 Kawhi Leonard team. San Diego State is also one spot short of the MW record for highest ranked team, a record owned by the 2011 BYU Cougars led by Jimmer Fredette that reached as high as #3. SDSU is the only team receiving votes.
Boise State overcame an 18 point deficit in the final 4:10 of the game to knock off Utah State on Saturday. Boise State had only a 0.2% win probability according to KenPom. Boise State’s ridiculous comeback was a costly blow to USU’s NCAA tournament hopes, a team already on thin ice. The Aggies now have 6 losses and most metrics have them as a long shot to acquire an at large bid after being picked to win the conference before the season started.
Lobos get OL commit
Officially a Lobo! First off I’d like to thank my family for always believing in me and giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams of playing Division 1 football. Secondly I’d like to thank @CoachKiraly and @Coach_Snelling and the rest of my Butte brothers. #BCpride pic.twitter.com/gbJAitEkeu— Isaak Gutierrez (@isaak_67) January 20, 2020
Player of the week
Men's Basketball Player of the Week— Mountain West (@MountainWest) January 20, 2020
◾️ Helped UNLV improve to 6-1 in conference play
◾️ Recorded just the fifth triple-double in Mountain West history and first for UNLV in 20 years
◾️ Averaged 14.5 PPG, 9.5 AST, 8 RPG, 3.5 STL pic.twitter.com/EFsKLdbK2t
On the horizon:
- Later Today: Basketball Power Rankings: Aztecs reign supreme
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Revisiting Preseason Predictions (West Division)
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Boise State’s Television Deal