Niko Medved’s Colorado State Rams were picked to win the Mountain West yesterday by the media. Rams earned 11 of 20 first-place votes. The Rams have been receiving 2021-2022 season hype since the spring. It’s deserved and no surprise. Still, the ever steady San Diego State Aztecs probably feel a little disrespected. Utah State ranked 5th feels off as well, but I suppose that’s why we play the games.
Nevada Sports Net’s Chris Murray details Nevada wide receiver Tory Horton’s homecoming this week. The Wolf Pack receiver grew up in Fresno, and harbors some resentment towards the Bulldogs for not recruiting him harder. Gotta love college football rivalries.
Not exactly the marquee game of the week, but San Jose State and UNLV square off tonight at the Raiders fancy stadium. Read above to see who Athlon has pegged as the winner.
Yesterday was MWC media day for men’s hoops.
.@CSUMBasketball is the preseason favorite to win the #MWMBB regular-season title!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) October 20, 2021
@Aztec_MBB and @NevadaHoops also received first place votes -- who do you think will end up at the top this season??
SP+ picking the Falcons and Bulldogs in heavyweight fights
WEEK 8 SP+ PICKS— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 20, 2021
Cincy 39, Navy 10
Mich 34, Northwestern 13
Wisconsin 27, Purdue 18 (feels more ike 17-8)
Clemson 26, Pitt 25
Ole Miss 37, LSU 28
ISU 39, OSU 29
UCLA 32, Oregon 29
Bama 35, Tenn 21 (no exploding Tenn QB adjustment)
Ohio St 38, Indiana 19
ND 34, USC 23 pic.twitter.com/VNRVIMSoly
On The Horizon:
Today: Mountain West Fan Guide: Week 8
Today: Hawaii vs. New Mexico State: Three things to look for, Prediction
Today: Air Force Preview: A Big Matchup vs San Diego State.
Today: Stats Corner: Current Best of the Future Conferences
Today: Week 8: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread (Part 1)
Tomorrow: Week 8: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread (Part 2)