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MWCConnection Power Rankings: Week 6. Some teams won, some lost, and the rankings have been shuffled.

NCAA Football: New Mexico at San Diego State Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We are back at it. The Mountain West was on full display this weekend with conference action, games against P5 teams, and games against G5/FCS teams. Not sure if things are clearing up or becoming more confusing a month into the season. Below is our attempt to make sense of it all. Take a look at this week’s MWCConnection Power Rankings, and let us know what you like and what you don’t. Feel free to drop your own rankings in the comments section.

Week 4 Rankings

1) San Diego State

The Aztecs kept their winning ways going against conference foe New Mexico. They are the clear beat team in the Mountain West right now and look to continue for the foreseeable future. There isn’t much more to say about SDSU, they are a great team.

2) Nevada

The Wolf Pack kept rolling this week. It’s a bit of nitpicking, but their habit of slow starts isn’t great, but was easy enough to overcome against inferior competition. Still, they should clean it up as their offense it dynamic but prone to misfiring out of the gate.

3) Fresno State

Bye Week, no change.

The Bulldogs played with fire the past two weeks and got burned this week. Their biggest issue is turnovers. It cost them the Oregon upset and now it cost them the Hawaii game and their #18 ranking. They are still a very talented team but need to clean up the finer details of the game. If they can, they may be able to beat San Diego State.

4) Boise State

This is what the Broncos look like when the offensive and defensive lines play well. Or in this week’s case, very well. It allows the talent at the skill positions to shine. They pulled out a massive win against BYU and may it’s the start of redeeming their season or maybe it’s just a flash in a pan. Stay tuned for next week against Air Force.

5) Air Force

The Falcons passed a bit test this past weekend, beating Wyoming with a solid showing on both sides of the ball. The offense is humming along and the defense has really rounded into form the past few weeks. They look like a great team and have another big test coming up next game in Boise State. The winner of that showdown is probably in the driver’s seat to win the division.

6) Wyoming

The Cowboys went up against the toughest team they have faced all year and came up a bit short. The defense kept the game close and wasn’t intimidated by the triple option. However, the Cowboy offense stalled a bit, especially in the second half. There is still enough season to figure things out, but it’s possible Wyoming’s undefeated season was exposed.

7) Utah State

Bye week, no change to the write-up.

The Aggies put up a good fight against a top-10 team but were overmatched. Their level of talent is becoming a bit more clear against better competition, but on the other hand, the talent and style of play are still there. Utah State is a bit hard to place, but for now, at least, they are going in the wrong direction.

8) Colorado State

Don’t look now but the Rams are atop the Mountain division. They have been playing some pretty football the past few games and seemed to have found a game formula that works for them. While they shouldn’t be confused with the top teams in the conference (at least for now), Colorado State is playing competitive football which is great.

9) San Jose State

The Spartans seem to be in a bit of a downward spiral since Nick Starkell went out. It’s tough to see how much they struggle on offense without a strong pocket passer. They are doing what they can, but were already missing some offensive firepower entering the year and now are sorely lacking it.

10) Hawaii

Bye week, no change to the write-up.

The Rainbow Warriors appeared to be left for dead with the way their season started. Then Fresno State came to the Islands and they woke up. The offense moved the ball well with a true freshman quarterback and the defense was tough, forcing six turnovers. Was it a one-time showing or the start of something good?

11) New Mexico

The Lobos really got off track following the TAMU game, and now look in danger of not getting back on track this season. They lost all their opening-season momentum and it is difficult to find bright spots at the moment. While it’s still early in the program rebuild, it’s a bit disappointing they haven’t been able to sustain improvement so far.

12) UNLV

Bye week, no change to the write-up.

It’s lather, rinse, and repeat for the Rebels. They had chances and couldn’t take advantage of them. Too many penalties and too many turnovers. Their defense does not seem to have taken any steps forward and while their offense has talent, it’s too inconsistent. It’s hard to seem them getting a victory this season.