1. TCU (11-0) (7-0)
Had the week off and get to finish off their season against bottom feeder New Mexico. Could jump into the number 2 spot in the BCS rankings this week if Auburn loses to Alabama. Fans in Fort Worth are also praying for a Nevada upset of Bosie State.
2. Utah (9-2) (6-1)
Now that's the Utah team we know. Faced with adversity, on the road against a quality conference opponent, the Utes fought back and showed some true grit. The battle for second place in the conference takes place Saturday against BYU, in their last meeting as conference foes.
3. San Diego State (7-4) (4-3)
What could have been. This team is good. They have four losses (all by less than a touchdowb) and are four plays away from being undefeated. Try to wrap your head around that. Brady Hoke should be the coach of the year in the conference.
4. Air Force (8-4) (5-3)
Death, taxes, and Air Force finishing with 8 wins. They're not going to beat the big boys, the Falcons are about as consistent as any team you'll find in the country.
5. BYU (6-5) (5-2)
This team really came back from the dead. Most of it was a product of the schedule, but the Cougs really turmed it around after firing defensive coordinator Jaime Hill. Second place is on the line on Saturday against the Utes.
6. Wyoming (3-9) (1-7)
I don't understand this team. They were demolished last week by a bad UNLV team and that took Colorado State out to the woodshed and let them have. Good to see them get their first conference win of the season as they finished off their year. It's been a tough year in Laramie and a win to finish of the season was a good way to go out.
7. UNLV (2-9) (2-6)
It's almost over in Vegas. Bobby Hauck has had a tough year as the Rebels have struggled. With Utah and BYU leaving the conference though, year 2 could be better.
8. Colorado State (3-9) (2-6)
The least predictable team in the conference. Back to back blowout losses after giving TCU all they could handle earlier in the year. Unpredictable results is generally a product of poor coaching. Steve Fairchild will be back for one more season, but his seat will be very warm going into 2011.
9.New Mexico (1-10) (1-7)
Rocked again this weekend by BYU as they roll into what is likely the last game of the Mike Locksley era. The opponent? TCU. Enjoy.
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