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NCAA Football: Boise State at Colorado State Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Before we steamroll into Week 10, some final touches on Week 9. Check out Week 9 Mountain West Players of the Week and once again, you get to voice your thoughts in our poll. Enjoy!!

MW Football Players of the Week

Latest College Football Empires Map

Fresno State expands its empire, Cal, Miami, and West Virginia take over thrones.


Colorado State’s Trey McBride had most of the pregame hype and while McBride performed admirably, Boise State’s Khalil Shakir appeared to steal the show on Saturday with his all-around performance in the Broncos’ win.

3 Thoughts ... on the Aztecs’ 30-20 loss to Fresno State

San Diego State’s perfect season came crashing down at home against the Bulldogs. Read the postgame comments and observations.

Current FPI Rankings

For those just tuning in, the FPI (Football Power Index) is a measure of strength that is meant to be a predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. Agree or disagree?

Poll Time!!!


This week’s matchup of Boise State vs. Fresno State feels like the old champ going against the new boss. What old boxing match would be the best description to you (some of you will have to google due to your young age, haha)?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Ali vs. Holmes
    (9 votes)
  • 23%
    Pacquiao vs. Mayweather
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Wilder vs. Fury
    (2 votes)
  • 38%
    Rocky vs Apollo Creed I
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    I’m so young I don’t recognize any of those names
    (2 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

On the Horizon:

  • Later Today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 9
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Is Parody good or bad for the conference?
  • Coming Wednesday: Bowl Projections: Week 9