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More realignment talk, Hawaii as an independent?, Fresno hype and more from Wednesday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 18 Fresno State at UCLA Photo by Will Navarro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Mountain West rankings: A new No. 1 after major shakeup for conference’s top teams

There is a new #1 in Chris Murray’s power rankings, as the two participants from last year’s MWC championship game begin to slip. Utah State has been the surprise of the conference this season.

Fresno State Football: Valley Roots Have Bulldogs Back in the Top 25

Special times for Fresno State football fans. Read Athlon’s take on the rise of the now-ranked Bulldogs above, as Fresno appears poised for a truly memorable season. Both Fresno State and San Diego State look like they have Top 20 potential this season.

Dave Reardon: University of Hawaii football should consider going independent ($$$)

Do note, this article is pay-walled, but the headline gives away the idea: should realignment strike the Mountain West again (rumors of the AAC poaching Air Force/Colorado State swirling), should Hawaii consider being an independent? Uneasy times for G5 programs.

Conference realignment isn’t over. What does that mean for Utah State and the Mountain West?

More realignment talk! Isn’t this fun? /sarcasm

Weekly SP+ Picks

Haener hype escalates

Listen to the man

Numbers don’t lie

On The Horizon:

Today: Falcons and Owls Fight It Out in Falcon Stadium

Today: Bulldog Bytes: UNLV Preview

Friday: Week 4: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread