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2012 College Football Season Preview: The Mountain West Is Complete

April 16, 2012; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick (16) scrambles upfield during the spring game at Bronco Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE
April 16, 2012; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick (16) scrambles upfield during the spring game at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Tomorrow, I will post a dual preview of Army and Navy. After that, we are officially done with college football's mid-majors (and Boise State).

It's going to be a really odd year in the Mountain West. Almost every team in the conference fits into one of two categories: a) teams who have struggled mightily in recent years and are breaking in new coaches, or b) teams who have done well for themselves but must replace serious talent, both in quality and quantity. Approximately speaking, Wyoming fits into neither category and Fresno State fits into both.

It is almost a shame, really. With a wonderfully experienced squad, teams like Air Force, Nevada, Hawaii, San Diego State or even Fresno State might be able to challenge for a conference title because of Boise State's losses. Instead, they all have their own holes to fill, and I have to figure that Boise State will (deservingly) be the runaway favorite. They're mine, anyway.

Team 2012 Preview Stat Profile
Air Force Falcons X X
Boise State Broncos X X
Colorado State Rams X X
Fresno State Bulldogs X X
Hawaii Warriors X X
Nevada Wolf Pack X X
New Mexico Lobos X X
San Diego State Aztecs X X
UNLV Rebels X X
Wyoming Cowboys X X

Be sure to check out the 2012 preview home page if you haven't done so in a while.