With five of the nine teams getting new leadership this offseason, no squad will have the familiarity edge in the MWC this season, writes Ed Graney.
His former coach's firing and a bored buddy surfing the Internet combined to land Kevin Kruger at UNLV, where he's stabilized the surging Rebels, Ed Graney writes.
Losses to the likes of Texas-Pan American aside, the MWC's contenders will remain in NCAA mix.
As crazy as it sounds for a highly-rated conference, the Mountain West might struggle to get three NCAA bids.
Talk about a wide-open race: Five of eight MWC teams began conference play with at least 10 victories.
It's just one of 18 conference games, but Arizona's victory over Oregon was an opening-night main event.