It’s that time of week again, when this reporter takes a look at the results, the standings and filters the info through his warped noggin for the WAC ranking.
Not much has changed except we saw New Mexico State has again been exposed as a not-good football team.
Here we go:
1. Boise State (6-0, 2-0 WAC) – The only thing that will keep the Broncos out of a BCS bowl at this point is a bunch of injuries to key players and a slew of No. 22 votes from coaches in the SEC, Big 12 and Big 10 that will do anything to get a second team into the mix.
2. Idaho (6-1, 3-0) – The Vandals dropped Hawaii on Saturday and are going to a bowl. A year ago Idaho wasn’t even competitive on the field with anyone but NMSU. This alone should give Utah State fans hope for the future. If Idaho can do it . . .
3. Nevada (3-3, 2-0) – The Wolf Pack has an amazing offense. They have no defense at all, but they’ll win more than their share of shootouts. Right, Aggies?
4. Fresno State (3-3, 2-1) – Crushed San Jose State as expected and appear to be rolling. With no Boise State in front of them, the Bulldogs could easily roll to eight or nine wins.
5. Louisiana Tech (3-3, 2-1) – After absolutely crushing NMSU, the Bulldogs come to Logan hoping for more and are on their way to another bowl game. The WAC could have five bowl teams.
6. New Mexico State (3-4, 1-2) – May not win another game, but they have one conference win and that alone separates them from the other bottom feeders.
7. Hawaii (2-4, 0-3) – Could be 9th, 8th or even 6th. But even without a conference win, the free-falling Warriors get a spot above because they were at least competitive on the road at Idaho.
8. San Jose State (1-5, 0-2) – Never had a chance at Fresno State. Only thing keeping the Spartans from No. 9 is a Nov. 14 game at Utah State.
9. Utah State (1-5, 0-2) – Can’t stop anyone, and gave the ball to Robert Turbin only seven times in a close game. Until they beat someone, I see no reason to move them up.