1. San Diego State: Aztecs have handled a difficult road schedule well. Last stop: at Wyoming.
2. Boise State: Broncos lead the Mountain West in rush defense, pass defense, pass-efficiency defense, total defense and scoring defense.
3. Fresno State: Bulldogs lead the MW in sacks and tackles for loss. That disruptive play could be key against Air Forces attack.
4. Air Force: Falcons can keep slim MW title hopes alive by beating Fresno State. They also need San Diego State and Boise State to lose.
5. Nevada: Wolf Pack rank 17th in the nation in scoring and 96th in the nation in scoring defense. The scoring margin: just 5.45 points per game.
6. Wyoming: The Cowboys have won three straight against the lower half of the league. Quarterback Brett Smith leads the MW in pass efficiency.
7. Colorado State: Rams can post a 3-3 record in the second half of the season by beating New Mexico.
8. UNLV: The Rebels lost another close home game last week 28-23 to Wyoming. It was their fourth home loss by five points or fewer.
9. New Mexico: Injuries derailed the Lobos once-promising season, but Bob Davie still has done a remarkable job.
10. Hawaii: The only team with a worse offense is Maryland, which is playing a linebacker at quarterback.