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Mountaintop View 1-2-24 Top 25 Poll, Rothstein 45, Contenders and Pretenders, plus other news

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NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Wyoming

Most like the finished product of sausage links but few really want to see the process before the finished product. There will be a similar process in this year’s MBB conference schedule, but we will get the pleasure of having front row seats to see which team ends up as the prized finished products with the schedule starting tonight. Enjoy!!

MW Basketball News (and the meat grinder begins)

AP Top 25 MBB Poll

Colorado State moves up two spots in this week’s poll, while San Diego State just misses out and two other MW teams receive votes.


The latest version of college basketball insider Jon Rothstein’s Top 45 lists 3 MW teams for the start of what looks like a meat grinder of a schedule this year.

Mountain West basketball: Contenders, pretenders and how many NCAA Tournament bids?

Kevin Lytle of the Fort Collins Coloradoan takes a look around the conference and opines which schools are contenders or pretenders. Also, can the conference go past 4 bids to the NCAA Tournament come March?

Analyzing SDSU’s win over Gonzaga

Tron Johnson of San Diego’s East Village Times takes a deeper look at Friday’s huge victory by the Aztecs over nationally ranked Gonzaga and the mechanics that led to the win.

‘It’s a fun team to follow. It’s a fun team to coach.’ Steve Alford praises Wolf Pack after 13-win non-conference slate

Listen to Head Coach Steve Alford give his thoughts about his team and their non-conference play after their last victory to end 2023.

MW Football News

Behind the numbers: Wyoming vs. Toledo

Cody Tucker of goes deeper in the Cowboys’ swan song victory for retiring Head Coach Craig Bohl in The Barstool Arizona Bowl.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Bowl Week 3
  • Later today: The Recruiting Road So Far: San Jose State
  • Later today: Hike’s Peak Podcast Episode 29: Bowl Week 3
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Top Posts of 2023
  • Coming Wednesday: The Recruiting Road So Far: UNLV