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Mountaintop View 8-30-22

Realignment odds, MW POTW, Week 1 early looks, Ram resurgence, Hank ready to shine, Poll Time!!

Idaho State v UNLV

All of the MW teams that did not play in Week 0 are getting ready for their season openers! Start getting ready by clicking the links for depth charts, early previews, and other football news around the Mountain West. Enjoy!!

Canzano: Pac-12 expansion scenarios getting real

John Canzano always seems to be in-the-know. With Pac-12 expansion a greater possibility than contraction, he lists what the current odds are for the schools in question, especially the 4 Mountain West schools that have drawn much speculation to date.

Fresno State reveals 2022 football depth chart

The prohibitive MW favorite debuts their initial depth chart prior to their season opener at home versus Cal Poly. No real surprises and the winner of the backup QB role behind Jake Haener seems to be established.

San Diego State expert previews the Arizona game, makes a score prediction

The Wildcats’ SBNation site calls on our own Jeffrey Carter for a preview of the Aztecs and ventures a prediction on both teams season opener this Saturday at San Diego State’s new Snapdragon Stadium. With the Aztecs defense looking even better than last year’s tough one, can Arizona improve from last year’s 38-14 beatdown when they met in Tucson?

Oregon State Beavers vs Boise State Broncos football sneak peek: Players to watch, stats, early betting odds

Nick Daschel of The Oregonian gives his sneak peek on this Saturday’s G5 vs. P5 matchup when the Broncos head over to Reser Stadium.

On the rise: National experts predict CSU football to start turnaround in 2022

The feeling in Fort Collins is that the hiring of Head Coach Jay Norvell has set the stage for a resurgence for Rams’ football. Kevin Lytle of The Coloradoan looks at what some national reviews have to say about that. Have the Rams turned a corner?

Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier ready for magical senior season

Bachmeier’s Bronco football career started with a bang back in 2019 against Florida State. That has been his high-water mark to date, not all his fault. Now working with the same OC for more than one season, is this the year that vindicates his toughness and perseverance?

Week 0 MW Football Players of the Week



Your biggest MW surprise from Week 0?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Hawaii getting blown out by Vanderbilt
    (10 votes)
  • 42%
    Utah State struggling against UConn
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Nevada handling New Mexico State
    (0 votes)
  • 30%
    UNLV showing an offense
    (17 votes)
  • 8%
    Wyoming still in search of an offense
    (5 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 0
  • Later Today: Reacts Questions: Week 1
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: 5 Reasons Utah State will repeat as conference champs and 5 reasons they won’t.
  • Coming Wednesday: Bowl Predictions: Week 0