2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROJECTION!!!
THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE (TYLER)
I decided to drop the former "Big East" Conference in favor of the Mountain West Conference due to the local interest of both Boise State and Utah State fans in this area... and the terrible teams in the "Big East"
After the Mountain West lost both BYU, Utah, and TCU to the BIG12, PAC12, and Independence respectively many thought the Mountain West was done for. Then the addition of Boise State almost backfires when Boise State and San Diego State almost jump to the BIG East. Luckily both Boise and San Diego State decide to stay, the Mountain West then goes active and brings in Utah State, Fresno State, Hawaii, San Jose State, and Hawaii to create a 12 Team Conference that actually provides intrigue and good competition. On paper Boise State is a clear cut favorite due to the exceptional coaching of Chris Peterson but don't sleep on team like Utah State, San Jose State, and Nevada that are bringing back excellent Quarterbacks and other skill players. And if you think you've got any easy games against Air Force and Colorado State then think again.
Here's my break down of the Mountain West Conference by division.
Boise State 9-3
Utah State 9-3
Air Force 7-5
Colorado State 7-5
New Mexico 1-11
It's going to be a fun year to watch Boise State and Utah State battle for the division and push their way towards the Conference Championship. Will they have company at the top? Lets take a look.
Fresno State 8-4
San Jose State 7-5
San Diego State 7-5
Good quarterback play from Cody Fajardo at Nevada, Derek Carr from Fresno State, and David Fales from San Jose State are going to make things very interesting in the West Division. However; the insanity of having former WAC rivals Boise State and Nevada playing for the Conference Championship is going to be intense! Who will win? Here's who i think.
Suprised? You should be. Head Coach Chris Peterson doesn't usually lose big games with Boise State. However, if you have seen QB Cody Fajardo play for Nevada, you will know why i'm picking the wolf pack to win. Most "experts" give Boise State the nod without much thought and i won't blame them, but the more i think about it the more i like Nevada's chances. Boise QB Joe Southwick has a lot to prove this year as a leader on this team and we will see what he can do.
Who do you think will win the Mountain West? And are you even interested in watching the Mountain West?