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Our team will be predicting where we think Mountain West school will end this bowl season (if they happen). With so much up in the air (no win requirements), we are sticking with Mountain West bowl tie-ins and New Year’s Six games. That will change as the season progresses. For the first few weeks, we are just going to project where we think Mountain West teams will land. Here we go...

Zach:

Los Angeles Bowl: Boise State

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: San Jose State

Arizona Bowl: Fresno State

Frisco Bowl: San Diego State

I think Boise State solidified themselves as the conference favorite again after a convincing victory over Colorado State. Nevada had their struggles with New Mexico and will have their first real test against San Diego State. We should start to see some clarity at the top of the conference next weekend. Also, Fresno State is back in the bowl picture after a convincing win and Hawaii’s loss to SDSU.

Mike:

Los Angeles Bowl: Boise State

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: San Jose State

Arizona Bowl: Fresno State

Frisco Bowl: San Diego State

After another week of games, these look like the consensus top five teams in the conference. Although the coming weeks will determine the exact order of things. Boise State still looks they will end up as the best team in the conference and thus getting the LA Bowl. Nevada survived a hiccup and San Jose State is right on their tails, so the order of those two (or even three) teams could change in the coming weeks. San Diego State keeps rolling and their bowl status should not be in doubt this season. Rounding out the group, Fresno State has really turned it out after the first game and has solidified themselves as one of the top teams in the conference. After weeks of considering a few other teams, these are the five I’m going with unless something unforeseen happens.

Adam:

Los Angeles Bowl: Boise State

Potato Bowl: Nevada

Arizona Bowl: San Diego State

Frisco Bowl: San Jose State

I don’t think the NM Bowl will be played. So it will be up to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix if they will take a Big 10 team or if the door will open for a MWC team. If that happens, I see Fresno State going there.

NittanyFalcon:

Los Angeles Bowl: Boise State

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: San Jose State

Arizona Bowl: Fresno State

Frisco Bowl: San Diego State

I’m sure it will change, but, yes this is a pretty obvious set of teams for bowl games.

Danny:

Los Angeles Bowl: Boise State

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada

Potato Bowl: San Jose State

Arizona Bowl: San Diego State

Frisco Bowl: Fresno State

Things are coming into focus for the Mountain West after four weeks of play. Boise State remains the favorite to win the conference, and San Jose State and Nevada look like the next best teams. Fresno State is probably the team that will improve the most as the season progresses so they will likely nab a bowl spot. San Diego State goes bowling if the MWC sends five teams to the postseason.

Are we leaving anybody out? Will the Mountain West even have bowl games to go to? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.