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Mountaintop View 11-4-21

Fresno State NY6 hopes, Top 25 Mountain West men’s hoops players, Chad Muma, Hawaii gameday culture, SP+ picks, Commanders’ Classic and more from yesterday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Wyoming at San Jose State

Fresno State is No. 23 in College Football Playoff rankings – what that means for Bulldogs

Fresno State and San Diego State made appearances in the first College Football Playoff Poll released on Tuesday. What does that mean as of now? Not a ton outside of pride, the committee is clearly intent of keeping Cincinnati away from the Top 4, so the Bearcats are the clear favorite to win the Group of 5 NY6 bid. It’ll take some timely losses for the Mountain West to steal that bid, but for now: the only Group of 5 teams to make the first poll are Cincinnati, Fresno State, and San Diego State.

Wyoming’s Chad Muma picks up where Logan Wilson left off at linebacker for Cowboys

Ryan Thorburn profiles Wyoming star linebacker Chad Muma, who was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award on Monday. It’s been a rough few weeks for the Pokes, but Muma has been outstanding again this fall.

The 25 best basketball players in the Mountain West this season

Nevada Sports Net’s Chris Murray ranks the 25 best players in Mountain West men’s hoops. Fairly diverse list. Any gripes or snubs? If this list is to be believed, Colorado State, San Diego State, Nevada, Boise State should be pretty good this season. Fresno State a sneaky option too.

Business owners hope UH football home games can help revitalize Moiliili

Hawaii football is expected to have an up-to-capacity crowd for the first time since 2019 on Saturday. Of course, this’ll occur at Hawaii’s practice facility turned stadium, Clarence T.C. Ching Complex and not condemned Aloha Stadium. Local business owners are hoping to create a new economic gameday culture at Manoa, even if it’s supposed to be temporary. Supposed to.

SP+ picks for week 10

Bachmeier is having a great season despite being saddled with a dreadful offensive line

Special times for Aztecs fans

Air Force’s Demonte Meeks joins Jesse Kurtz to discuss the Commanders’ Classic in Dallas

Good job, Carson!

On the Horizon:

Today: MWCConnection Top-10 Players

Friday: Week 10 Fan Guide

Friday: RWP: Hawaii vs. San Diego State: Three things to look for, Prediction