See, we will get to a few of the mid-majors after all. This has been one of the most productive mid-majors in recent years, often putting multiple teams in the NCAA Tournament. If all goes well for them, they’ll do it again in 2013.
The picks for the Mountain West, 1 through 9:
2012-13 College Basketball Predictions: Mountain West
1. San Diego State Aztecs
2. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
3. New Mexico Lobos
4. Nevada Wolf Pack
5. Colorado State Rams
6. Wyoming Cowboys
7. Fresno State Bulldogs
8. Air Force Falcons
9. Boise State Broncos
Compare to the official Mountain West 2012-13 basketball preseason poll here.
San Diego State and UNLV look like they’ll be locks for the tournament in March, regardless of which one pulls through atop the Mountain West. New Mexico starts in decent position. Nevada, if they play as well as last year, definitely has a shot. They were 26-6 on Selection Sunday but were in the WAC last season; being in the Mountain West ought to help raise their profile.