Jeff Goodman polls coaches from around the Mountain West Conference to get their preseason take on the league order, player of the year, team that could surprise and more heading into the 2014-15 campaign.
Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points to lead No. 20 New Mexico to a 64-58 victory over No. 8 San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday, giving the Lobos the automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Xavier Thames and Matt Shrigley each made two free throws in the final 9 seconds to complete No. 10 San Diego State's rally from a 16-point second-half deficit for a 51-48 victory over No. 21 New Mexico to win the outright Mountain West title.
Alex Kirk had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 19 New Mexico bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 79-58 victory over Davidson to take third place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
Derek Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game to help No. 15 Fresno State clinch a spot in the Mountain West title game with a 69-28 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.