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Mountaintop View 7-5-22

More realignment speculation, Senior Bowl looks at Skinner, sad news to report.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 15 Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic

Here’s hoping you enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend! Realignment talk did not take the weekend off, so here are some of the latest links/content surrounding more potential moves and/or schools who might be involved. We end with sad news on a loss within the MW family.

Which college football programs were the most-watched in 2021?

The author had already compiled data from 2015-2019 and now brings data from last season when realignment looked like it would be quiet for at least a year.

San Diego State gets a fresh look from the Pac-12 in realignment scramble

Trojan Wire opines how with USC and UCLA leaving, will the Aztecs get a call from the Pac 12?

Why Central California TVs make Fresno State a Pac-12 option

This article opines how the size of the market that Fresno sits in would be very enticing on possible Pac-12 expansion. The big question is, how much of that market is already watching Bulldog football and would that number change based on conference affiliation?

Pac-12 Expansion Candidates to Replace USC and UCLA

Athlon Sports throws their opinion into the realignment rumor mill and details their candidates. In their 11 candidate list, two are from the Mountain West.

Senior Bowl takes a look at Bronco S J.L. Skinner

The 18 yr NFL scout who is now Executive Director of Senior Bowl lists Skinner as highest rated Bronco.

Sad news to report....

Prayers to the family and friends of Greg Grimes.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Another edition of: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Later today: Peak Perspective: How Conference Realignment could strengthen the Mountain West.
  • Later today: Peak Perspective: 2022 Transfer Portal Winners and Losers