Mountain West Basketball power rankings: Lobos tumble, Rams climb

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Mountain West Basketball

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 13: Wyoming Cowboys fan Ken ‘Cowboy Ken Barrel Man’ Koretos of Wyoming cheers during a semifinal game of the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament

Things may have gone exactly as expected for the first and last place teams in this conference, but the middle of Mountain West Basketball is as interesting as ever.

The Mountain West Basketball teams from 2-10 have beaten up on each other already this season and have made it difficult for teams to put together consecutive wins, let alone put together a long win streak to separate themselves from the pack.

Let’s take a look at how the Mountain West stacks up in our latest power rankings:

11. Wyoming

These power rankings start with a team that’s very easy to rank. Wyoming is the only team left in the Mountain West who has yet to win a game this season. In fact, everybody else in the conference has won at least two. Early this week, it looked like they were going to turn things around, but they fell just short of their first win and then went back to their usual struggles.

Wyoming put in their best performance of their Mountain West season on Tuesday when they took Nevada right down to the wire in Reno. Unfortunately, they fell just short as the Wolf Pack scored with nine seconds left to escape with a 1 point win.

Then they were handled pretty easily at home by Fresno State. Wyoming was never really in the game as they trailed by 15 at the half and lost by the same margin. Their schedule will only get tougher this week as they have to travel to San Diego and then get a home game against Utah State. At this point in the season, it would probably take a shocking upset over San Diego State for them to move out of this spot. Just beating Utah State at home won’t be enough for them to improve their standing in the conference.

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