Mid February Update
The Mountain West Conference (MWC) has some very real dramatics down the stretch of the regular season. While there are only two teams truly vying for the regular season championship, it sets up for a very real and meaningful matchup between San Diego State and Boise State.
It was San Diego State expected to be the team atop the conference in the preseason, and they have held serve in that regard. The only nationally ranked team in the conference, they also hold a one game lead over Boise State as each team prepares to make their final push for the conference championship.
San Diego State won their home matchup with Boise State resoundingly, but still have to make the trip to Idaho. That matchup could produce a tie at the conclusion of the regular season, and we need to be dialed in on tie breaking procedures to know how to approach that from a betting perspective.
Assuming Boise were to beat San Diego State, a huge assumption yes, the split would create a tie breaker scenario of running down the standings and comparing performance. A win for Boise against San Diego State would only matter if they also won the remainder of their remaining games as well.
Amazingly, these teams played the remainder of the conference identically to each other. This means the final tie breaker would go to NCAA RPI, which would give San Diego State the edge.
If Boise State had the ability to take any of these tie breaks, it would make them an attractive price as an underdog. Since they do not, we will pause on any new MWC bets and look forward to the conference tournament on the very near horizon. Be sure to check back ahead of the tournament.
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Mountain West Conference Odds
The Mountain West Conference is always a great group of teams to watch and that should be no different in 2022-2023. San Diego State has always been the class of the conference and that is not expected to change this season as they are once again favorites to win the title. Wyoming is expected to be their closest challenger, but Boise State and Utah State will also be there and are ready to dethrone the Aztecs. Boise State, coming off their first MWC Tournament Championship, is 7/1 and the fourth favorite.
Air Force and San Jose State are truly terrible teams, but 1-9 could all beat each other on any day. I like Wyoming to win the Mountain West Conference this season.
In terms of the national championship, the Mountain West will not win one, but San Diego State is their best bet at 8/1 and they have the 31st best odds in the country. Wyoming (52nd),
Mountain West Conference History
The Mountain West Conference consists of 11 teams. San Diego State has been the class of the conference for the last decade, reaching the conference championship five straight seasons and eight of the nine. The Aztecs have made the finals 14 times and have won six of them.
Currently, TCU, no longer a member, Air Force, and San Jose State, 0-6, are the only teams to never reach the conference championship game. Boise State is coming off winning their first ever MWC championship in their first ever finals appearance.
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Most Wins All-Time in Mountain West Tournament
|WINS||MWC TEAM||LAST YR WON|
|6||San Diego State||2021|