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SDSU Basketball: Breaking Down The MWC

SDSU vs. UNLV Men's Basketball. Photo Credit CEO David Frerker

SDSU vs. UNLV

SDSU vs. UNLV

** Some predictions are given in this article and we do not recommend you place money on them. Please make sure to answer the two poll questions at the end of this article.**

The Mountain West Conference is one of the best conferences in the nation. This article will breakdown each team in the Mountain West Conference to show who is the best team at home and on the road. The Mountain West Conference holds second best RPI ranking (Strength of Schedule) in the nation. Those who have kept track with the Mountain West Conference know that every game is hard-fought and goes down to the wire. In this article we look at every team in the conference specifically the home and away records. We are coming down the home stretch with seven or eight games left in Mountain West Conference play. We can start to predict who will win the regular season title based on remaining games. At the beginning of the season SanDiegoSportsDomination predicted the team who would win the Mountain West Conference would be undefeated at home and have won 50% of road games. The two remaining teams who are undefeated at home and have won at least 50% of their road games are New Mexico (1st Place) and Colorado State (2nd Place). Keep an eye out on how these two teams finish the rest of their seasons both at home and on the road. Colorado State will be hosting San Diego State at home this Wednesday.

Now looking at the stats below you might be thinking how in the world is the Mountain West Conference second in RPI? The Mountain West Conference has had five schools so far this season ranked in the associated press top 25 poll Colorado State, San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming. Before Mountain West Conference play began Wyoming was the talk of the nation with there 13 and 0 record. Since Mountain West Conference play began Wyoming is a whopping 2 and 7 good enough for last place in the Mountain West. Wyoming is in last place in the Mountain West Conference and has a record of 16-7. The Mountain West Conference also proves how competitive its teams are by their overall records. At the beginning of the season we had predicted that the Mountain West Conference would have three teams with 25 wins or more: San Diego State, New Mexico and UNLV. So far that prediction is far away. With seven or eight more games remaining San Diego State has 18 wins, New Mexico has 20 wins and UNLV has 18 wins. We predicted that five Mountain West Conference teams would have 20 or more wins Colorado State, San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming. Since we have already given records for three teams SDSU, UNM, UNLV we will skip those teams. This prediction is closer to reality. With seven or eight more games remaining Colorado State has 19 wins and Wyoming has 16 wins. Looking at the rest of the Mountain West Conference Air Force (14-8), Boise State (16-7) and Nevada have the possibility to reach the 20 win mark.

Mountain West Conference RPI Rankings

1) #3 New Mexico
2) #15 Colorado State
3) #22 UNLV
4) #27 San Diego State
5) #45 Boise State
6) #62 Wyoming
7) #71 Air Force
8) #132 Nevada
9) #163 Fresno State

Overall Mountain West Conference Home & Away Record.

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New Mexico Overall (20-4) and Conference (7-2):

Home Record: 5-0

Road Record: 2-2 (Road Losses have come against San Diego State and UNLV.)

Remaining Home Games: Boise State (2/16), San Diego State (2/27) and Wyoming (3/2).

Remaining Road Games: Fresno State (2/13), Colorado State (2/23), Nevada (3/6) and Air Force (3/9).

Prediction: 4-3 (Losses at Colorado State and Air Force.) (Home Loss against SDSU)

Colorado State Overall (19-4) and Conference (6-2):

Home Record: 4-0

Road Record: 2-2 (Road Losses have come against New Mexico and San Diego State.)

Remaining Home Games: San Diego State (2/13), New Mexico(2/23), Fresno State (2/27) and Nevada (3/9).

Remaining Road Games: Air Force (2/16), UNLV (2/20), Boise State (3/2) and Wyoming (3/6).

Prediction: 4-4 (Losses at Air Force, UNLV and Wyoming.) (Home Loss against SDSU and New Mexico)

San Diego State Overall (18-5) and Conference (6-3):

Home Record: 4-1

Road Record: 2-2 (Road Losses have come against Air Force and Wyoming.)

Remaining Home Games: Wyoming (2/19), Nevada (2/23) and Air Force (3/6).

Remaining Road Games: Colorado State (2/13), UNLV (2/16), New Mexico (2/27) and Boise State (3/9).

Prediction: 6-1 (Loss at Colorado State.)

UNLV Overall (18-6) and Conference (5-4):

Home Record: 4-0

Road Record: 1-4 (Road Losses have come against Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State and New Mexico.)

Remaining Home Games: San Diego State (2/16), Colorado State (2/20), Boise State (3/5) and Fresno State (3/9).

Remaining Road Games: Air Force (2/13), Wyoming (2/23) and Nevada (3/2).

Prediction: 3-4 (Losses at Colorado State and Air Force.) (Losses to SDSU and CSU at home)

Air Force (14-8) Overall and Conference (5-4):

Home Record: 4-0

Road Record: 1-4 (Road Losses have come against Colorado State, New Mexico, Nevada and UNLV.)

Remaining Home Games: UNLV (2/13), Colorado State (2/16), Wyoming (2/26) and New Mexico (3/9)/

Remaining Road Games:  Boise State (2/20), Fresno State (3/2) and San Diego State (3/6).

Prediction: 5-2 (Loss at SDSU and Loss vs. Colorado State.

Boise State Overall (16-7) and Conference (3-5):

Home Record: 3-1

Road Record: 0-4 (Road Losses have come against Air Force, Nevada, Colorado State and San Diego State.)

Remaining Home Games: Air Force (2/20), Nevada (2/27), Colorado State (3/2) and San Diego State (3/9).

Remaining Road Games:  New Mexico (2/16), Fresno State (2/23) and UNLV (3/5).

Nevada Overall (12-11) and Conference (3-6):

Home Record: 2-3

Road Record: 1-3 (Road Losses have come against Air Force, UNLV and New Mexico.)

Remaining Home Games: Fresno State (2/19), UNLV (3/2) and New Mexico (3/6).

Remaining Road Games:  Wyoming (2/13), San Diego State (2/23), Boise State (2/27) and Colorado State (3/9.

Fresno State Overall (8-14) and Conference (2-7):

Home Record: 2-3

Road Record: 0-4 (Road Losses have come against Air Force, Boise State, New Mexico, and San Diego State.)

Remaining Home Games: New Mexico (2/13), Boise State (2/23) and Air Force (3/2).

Remaining Road Games:  Wyoming (2/16), Nevada (2/19), Colorado State (2/27) and UNLV (3/9).

Wyoming Overall (16-7) and Conference (2-7):

Home Record: 1-3

Road Record: 1-4 (Road Losses have come against Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State and UNLV.)

Remaining Home Games: Nevada (2/13), UNLV (2/23) and Colorado State (3/6).

Remaining Road Games:  San Diego State (2/19), Air Force (2/26) and New Mexico (3/2).

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About DavidSDSU (943 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 6 years. I have blogged for FanSided 150 (Recruiting Website), FanSided's SDSU Site (Surf The Spear which is no longer online) and have written guest blogs on SDSU. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio stations ( ESPN 1700 San Diego, Mighty 1090 and Xtra Sports 1360). My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job I am a Sports Social Media Editor for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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