Fresno State picked to finish 3rd in MW Football sweepstakes

The Bulldogs are expected to be one of the top teams in the conference this season.

Boise State has been picked to win the Mountain West, the 14th time in a row the Broncos are expected to top the conference in football. 

Fresno State received votes to lead the conference but is ultimately expected to finish in third place. 


The big picture: Boise State drew 38 of 46 first-place votes and 543 total points in the preseason poll. 

  • The Broncos beat UNLV in the Mountain West Championship game last season to claim the conference title. 
  • UNLV drew four first-place votes and 471 points, edging out Fresno State, which also had four first-place votes but came just behind with 460 points. 

What we’re watching: The top two teams with the best records in Mountain West play will meet in the conference championship game on Dec. 6. 

2024 Mountain West Predicted Order of Finish

Rank Team (first-place votes)          Points

 1.    Boise State (38)                       543

 2.    UNLV (4)                                 471

 3.    Fresno State (4)                        460

 4.    Air Force                                  384

 5.    Colorado State                          337

 6.    Wyoming                                  296

 7.    Utah State                               285

 8.    San Diego State                            251

 9.    Hawai’i                                    214

10.   San José State                          185

11.   New Mexico                                85

12.   Nevada                                      77

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