The Mountain West is an elite league this season, deserving of a spot above a couple of the so-called Power Six conferences. UNLV is a Final Four contender in terms of pure talent. San Diego State and New Mexico have both spent much of the year in the Top 25, but the difference with the Mountain West is that the mid-tier teams have made progress. Wyoming could be for real, Boise State got a road win against a Top 25 club -- and Colorado State could make a return trip to the Big Dance.
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