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.
A team-by-team look back at the best of the worst of the Mountain West this year.
Urban Meyer's first-year turnaround will include an outright title, if he can get the Utes past rival BYU.
To remain a player in the Mountain West race, Air Force and New Mexico will stay grounded.
BYU -- 4-6 overall, 3-3 Mountain West -- can become bowl eligible by winning their last two games.
CSU is again the league's most feared team, but the rivalry with Wyoming knows no records.
The struggles in Provo continued with a 13-10 loss at Wyoming, dropping the Cougars to 3-5 overall.
The Mountain West race can be summed up in one word: unpredictable.
Success in the early season against BCS teams has the Mountain West convinced it can compete against the nation's best.
John Robinson and UNLV are almost giddy after a 4-1 start heading into conference play.
CSU coach Sony Lubick was not happy with the block that ended LB Eric Pauly's season against Utah.
Air Force has lost its last four games at BYU. The Zoomies are out to snap that streak on Saturday.
After looking so bad in Lawrence, UNLV turned things around (in a big way) at Wisconsin.
After coming close against the defending national champs, San Diego State has something to build on.