Rant Sports NCAAB Conference Preview: Mountain West

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Another year of college basketball is quickly approaching and in preparation, Rant Sports College Basketball Network Manager Paul Seaver will be breaking down and predicting the outcomes of each conference across the country.

Today, we look at the Mountain West Conference:

 

The top-heavy Mountain West Conference will present a similar feel again in 2012-13. UNLV and San Diego State have more than enough firepower to be amongst the nation’s top teams throughout the season, while New Mexico and Colorado State will be chomping at the bit.

Nevada enters their first season within the MWC and once again present a squad that is capable of being competitive. Can the Wolfpack make a stab at the upper half of the league, however? That lies in the hands of lead guard Deonte Burton.

The talent level and overall power that the Mountain West provides will once again being amongst the nation’s premier non-power six threats. Buckle up MWC, 2012-13 has all the makings of another exciting year.

 

Mountain West Conference Predictions:

1. San Diego State

2. UNLV

3. New Mexico

4. Colorado State

5. Nevada

6. Wyoming

7. Fresno State

8. Boise State

9. Air Force

 

First Team All-MWC Predictions:

G Kendall Williams, Jr., New Mexico

G Deonte Burton, Jr., Nevada

G Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State

F Mike Moser, Jr., UNLV

F Anthony Bennett, Fr., UNLV

 

Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Prediction:

Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State

 

Coach of the Year Prediction:

Steve Fisher, San Diego State

 

Newcomer of the Year Prediction:

Anthony Bennett, Fr., UNLV

 

Last Team to Win NCAA Tournament Game:

2012- New Mexico advanced to Round of 32

 

 

Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse

 

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