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.
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.
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.
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
WEEK 10 SP+ PICKS— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) November 3, 2021
Miss 34, Liberty 28
UGA 42, Mizzou 13 (13??)
OhSt 37, Neb 23
UNC 35, Wake 31
A&M 29, Aub 22
Mich St 28, Purdue 22
ND 40, Navy 10
OkSt 26, WVU 24
Cincy 36, Tulsa 15
Ark 28, Miss St 26
Fresno 30, Boise 27
Bama 41, LSU 19
Mich 35, Ind 17
Ore 30, Wash 25 pic.twitter.com/heBUyZ2O1y
Bachmeier is having a great season despite being saddled with a dreadful offensive line
2021 FBS Quarterbacks Total EPA, through week 9: pic.twitter.com/AIysqML8Ew— parker (@statsowar) November 3, 2021
Special times for Aztecs fans
Air Force’s Demonte Meeks joins Jesse Kurtz to discuss the Commanders’ Classic in Dallas
.@AF_Football's Demonte Meeks joins @JKurtz_MWN to discuss Saturday’s showdown with Army in the @CommandersClsc which will be played at @GlobeLifeField.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 3, 2021
With a win, the Falcons will take home the CIC trophy for the 21st time ⚡️#AtThePeak | #MWFB | #LetsFly pic.twitter.com/ewqyuRK3WM
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