MWC Week 6 Power Rankings

A few teams change places, while the battle for number 1 heats up...

1. Utah (5-0) (2-0)
68 points against a Big 12 team on the road? Every aspect of the game was dominated by the Utes as the rolled up almost 600 yards from scrimmage and over 300 more in kick and punt returns. All of the questions in the offseason have been answered and Utah is playing like one of the top five teams in the country. As long as they stay focused and teams ahead of them continue to lose, the November 6th battle against TCU could very well be for a spot in the national title game.
2. TCU (6-0) (2-0)
The Horned Frogs ran through Wyoming as Andy Dalton put up 3 TDs and 270 yards in three quarters of action. BYU shouldn't put up much of a test this week, but Air Force travels to Fort Worth in two weeks for the biggest Mountain West Conference game of the year to date. Win that and they'll be undefeated when they travel to Salt Lake City.
3. Air Force (5-1) (3-0)
Giving up 27 points to a Colorado State team that is 115th in the nation in scoring has to be a concern, but 14 of those came in the fourth quarter. The huge disparity in time of possession needs to be addressed going forward as the Falcons only had the ball for just over 22 minutes, compared to almost 38 for Colorado State.
4. San Diego State (3-2) (0-1)
You can't possess the ball for less than 15 minutes and expect to win, but the Aztecs had their shot until the final moments on the road against BYU. The lack of a running game out of Ronnie Hillman might mean that teams have figured out how to stop him. Saturday's game against Air Force should determine who finishes third in the conference.
5. BYU (2-4) (1-1)
The Cougars responded to the adversity of a fired defensive coordinator and having to face a solid team with their best performance of the year in beating San Diego State. J.J. Diluigi, Bryan Kariya, and Josh Quezada were tremendous running the ball and the defense was much improved. They've got TCU next though so the winning streak should end at one.
6. Wyoming (2-4) (0-2)
The Cowboys have played arguably the toughest schedule in the nation having taken on Texas, Boise State, and TCU. Dave Christensen has closed practices for the rest of the season and Austen Cart-Samuels missed the TCU game with an undisclosed injury. Things seem to be falling apart in Laramie after the big win at Toledo the week before. With Utah, BYU, and SDSU coming up next, things aren't going to get any easier.
7. Colorado State (1-5) (0-2)
Despite the loss, The Rams move up after putting 27 on the board against Air Force and held the ball for almost 38 minutes. This team may on the verge of turning the corner and getting back to some semblance of respectability, but it might be too late to save Steve Fairchild's job.
8. UNLV (1-5) (1-1)
The Rebels were humiliated by West Virginia 49-10 in Morgantown continuing their trend of big losses against quality teams. The Mountaneers took a 35-0 lead the half and coasted in holding UNLV to only 276 yards of offense.
9. New Mexico (0-6) (0-2)
The battle of arguably the two worst teams in the FBS, also the battle of New Mexico, brought more heartbreak to Albequerque. This was the Lobos' last chance at a win this year. They're going to finish without a victory.

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