Every year there are mid-majors that rack up win after win and end up having a crazy good record. However, those mid-majors usually go under the radar because they had easy schedules. That will not be the case with the New Mexico Lobos in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
The Lobos will play enough tough teams to stay relevant.
The MWC was solid last season, but it will be losing a bunch of talent in the upcoming one. Once again, that will not be the case with the Lobos.
New Mexico returns almost every player from a team that won the MWC by two games last season and from a team that made the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed.
Anyways, New Mexico will play Kansas, Marquette and Cincinnati in its non-conference schedule. Kansas is getting the most hype out of all three of those teams and could enter the year by being ranked in the top five. However, Marquette and Cincinnati will have the talent to be ranked as well.
Those three games alone are good enough for New Mexico, but it will also play UNLV, San Diego State and Boise State thanks to all of those teams being in the MWC.
I doubt New Mexico does it, but it really does have the talent to run the tables in the 2013-14 season. With that said, it very well could lose against the Golden Eagles, Jayhawks and the Bearcats. It will also likely slip up in conference play.
Still, the Lobos should have a great record and they will be challenged enough to remain in the spotlight all season long.