1. Utah (4-0) (2-0)
The Utes enjoyed their week off by jumping TCU in the power rankings following the Frogs lackluster win against Colorado State. A trip to Ames, Iowa is up this week as the Utes try to protect their new top 10 ranking.
2. TCU (5-0) (1-0)
A trip to Colorado State should yield more than 27 points. Andy Dalton this year is reminding me of Tim Tebow from last year. Not putting up the big numbers that everyone expected, but still leading his team to comfortable wins.
3. San Diego State (3-1) (0-0)
Aztecs enjoyed their bye week before back to back games at BYU and at home against Air Force. Win those two and the Aztecs will be ranked for the first time since what seems like the Garfield Administration.
4. Air Force (4-1) (2-0)
Knocked off Navy in a low scoring battle for their first win over the Midshipmen since 2002. Falcons are on the verge of a top 15 ranking..
5. Wyoming (2-3) (0-1
Moved up to the five position with a nice win on the road against a Toledo team that should go bowling this year. The Cowboys were held to 266 total yards and outgained by over yards by the Rockets, but were holding a 20-0 leading midway through the third quarter. They'll need to do better than that with the next four games against TCU, Utah, BYU, and San Diego State.
6. BYU (1-4) (0-1))
Defensive Coordinator Jaime Hill looks to be the scapegoat for the Cougars woes after being dismantled by a previously 1-3 Utah State team in a game that wasn't as close as the 15 point margin. Bronco Mendenhall will step in and call plays for the defense going forward. Robert Anae needs to watch his back as the offense has been almost as bad as the defense ranking 114th in the country in scoring at 15.2 points per game. With San Diego State coming to town this weekend, followed by a trip to TCU, BYU is facing a 1-6 start.
7. UNLV (1-4) (1-1)
The Rebels lost the battle of Nevada to the Wolfpack of Reno. They couldn't stop the run and couldn't run it themselves being outgained by 294 yards on the ground.
8. Colorado State (1-4) (0-1)
The Rams were thinking upset after holding TCU to a 6-0 lead the half before the Horned Frogs stepped up their game, but 161 yards of total offense and two turnovers is not the recipe for beating the 5th ranked team in the country.
9. New Mexico (0-5) (0-2)
The Lobos were respectable in their loss against a decent UTEP team, but the offensive inefficiencies were just too much to overcome.
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