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Mountaintop View 2-25-21

March nears as basketball heats up, plus some football articles

NCAA Basketball: Colorado State at San Diego State Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Column: Mountain West makeup games mistake for Aztecs, conference

This has been the hot topic of the week. The Mountain West is forcing makeup games to be played next week, putting teams at risk of hurting NCAA tournament chances, and of course possibly contracting the coronavirus prior to congregating in Las Vegas for the Mountain West Tournament.

Mountain West title, NCAA Tournament bid on the line for Broncos-Aztecs in San Diego

Enormous Mountain West hoops clash tonight at Viejas. Boise State swept Utah State last week, and the Aztecs haven’t lost a game in ages. Game starts at 6 pm Pacific Time on FS1.

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2021

Spoiler: no Mountain West teams crack the Top 25, but three teams qualify for the “Next Tier”. Read above to see who Athlon Magazine has as the front runners and potential noisemakers out of the Mountain West this upcoming fall.

Grading College Football’s Head Coach Hires for 2021

Another publication, another series of positive grades for Boise State’s Andy Avalos and Utah State’s Blake Anderson.

New Mexico Athletics can return home

Bulldogs beat the Rebels late Wednesday night

Falcons beat the Lobos

Aztec Hoops are a comfortable favorite in tonight’s heavyweight clash

More cancellations

Rams lose a key wide receiver

On The Horizon:

Today: Mountain West teams with tournament hopes face crucial week

Today: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: Hawaii

Friday: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: Utah State