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Week 5 Mountain West football standings: The West is wide open

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With a few conference games in the books we now can see how the league is shaping up.

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Now that every team has at least one conference game in the books we can take a look at the very early Mountain West standings. In the Mountain Division, Boise State is clearly the best team in the division but they can not take anything for granted. Just look back at last year's loss against Air Force and a near unthinkable loss to New Mexico.

However, no team in the Mountain Division looks tough enough to top Boise State. Utah State looks much better with Keny Myers but they haven't beaten Boise State since the two joined the conference, Air Force is struggling on defense and the potent New Mexico ground attack has been lacking.

Over in the West, it is a clear cluster-bleep of a division. San Jose State looks strong despite already having a conference loss. San Diego State may have found its running game and have the most talent to win the West but quarterback Maxwell Smith can not complete 50 percent of his passes. UNLV is showing signs of a competent football team in an upset road win against Nevada, and as for the Wolf Pack they have potential in a ground attack to make some noise. Pretty much every team outside of Fresno State and Hawaii.

MOUNTAIN WEST
MOUNTAIN CONF. W-L OVERALL W-L
Boise St. 1-0 4-1
New Mexico 1-0 3-2
Air Force 1-0 2-2
Utah St. 1-0 2-2
Colorado St. 0-1 2-3
Wyoming 0-1 0-5
WEST CONF. W-L OVERALL W-L
San Diego St. 1-0 2-3
UNLV 1-0 2-3
San Jose St. 1-1 2-3
Hawaii 0-1 2-3
Nevada 0-1 2-3
Fresno St. 0-2 1-4