College Football Rankings: 1 To 131 After Week 1

College football rankings from CollegeFootballNews.com from 1 to 131 after Week 1

College Football News 2022 college football rankings after Week 0 for all 131 teams with results and who’s up next week.


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As always, the CFN rankings are based on what we know and can prove more than what we believe, but it’s only Week 1 – there’s not a ton to go on yet. Also, as always, these rankings will fluctuate wildly.

The adjustments will be made after Sunday and Monday night games.

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CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 1
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 1 Scoreboard, how the predictions went

CFN College Football Rankings: After Week 1

131 FIU (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 129
Week 1: FIU 38, Bryant 37 (OT)
Week 2: at Texas State

130 Akron (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 130
Week 1: Akron 30, Saint Francis 23 (OT)
Week 2: at Michigan State

129 UMass (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 131
Week 1: Tulane 42, UMass 10
Week 2: at Toledo

128 Charlotte (0-2)

Last Week Ranking: 119
Week 1: William & Mary 41, Charlotte 24
Week 2: Maryland

127 ULM (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 128
Week 1: Texas 52, ULM 10
Week 2: Nicholls State

126 New Mexico State (0-2)

Last Week Ranking: 127
Week 1: Minnesota 38, New Mexico State 0
Week 2: at UTEP

125 UConn (1-1)

Last Week Ranking: 126
Week 1: at Central Connecticut State
Week 2: Syracuse

124 Ball State (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 125
Week 1: Tennessee 59, Ball State 10
Week 2: Western Michigan

123 Rice (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 120
Week 1: USC 66, Rice 14
Week 2: McNeese State

122 Bowling Green (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 124
Week 1: UCLA 45, Bowling Green 17
Week 2: Eastern Kentucky

121 Navy (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 99
Week 1: Delaware 14, Navy 7
Week 2: Memphis

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120 Texas State (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 118
Week 1: Nevada 38, Texas State 14
Week 2: FIU (Sept 9)

119 Buffalo (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 123
Week 1: Maryland 31, Buffalo 10
Week 2: Holy Cross

118 New Mexico (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 122
Week 1: New Mexico 41, Maine 0
Week 2: Boise State (Sept 9)

117 Arkansas State (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 121
Week 1: Arkansas State 58, Grambling State 3
Week 2: at Ohio State

116 UTEP (0-2)

Last Week Ranking: 116
Week 1: Oklahoma 45, UTEP 13
Week 2: New Mexico State

115 Hawaii (0-2)

Last Week Ranking: 109
Week 1: WKU 49, Hawaii 17
Week 2: at Michigan

114 Kent State (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 113
Week 1: Washington 45, Kent State 20
Week 2: at Oklahoma

113 Eastern Michigan (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 114
Week 1: Eastern Michigan 42, Eastern Kentucky 34
Week 2: at Louisiana

112 Georgia Southern (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 117
Week 1: Georgia Southern 59, Morgan State 7
Week 2: at Nebraska

111 Temple (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 100
Week 1: Duke 30, Temple 0
Week 2: Lafayette

110 Middle Tennessee (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 107
Week 1: James Madison 44, Middle Tennessee 7
Week 2: at Colorado State

109 UNLV (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 106
Week 1: OPEN DATE
Week 2: at Cal

108 Northern Illinois (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 103
Week 1: Northern Illinois 34, Eastern Illinois 27
Week 2: at Tulsa

107 Southern Miss (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 108
Week 1: Liberty 29, Southern Miss 27 4OT
Week 2: at Miami

106 Miami University (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 104
Week 1: Kentucky 37, Miami University 13
Week 2: Robert Morris

105 South Alabama (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 111
Week 1: South Alabama 48, Nicholls 7
Week 2: at Central Michigan

104 James Madison (1-0)

Last Week Ranking: 112
Week 1: James Madison 44, Middle Tennessee 7
Week 2: Norfolk State

103 Nevada (2-0)

Last Week Ranking: 102
Week 1: Nevada 38, Texas State 14
Week 2: Incarnate Word

102 Florida Atlantic (1-1)

Last Week Ranking: 87
Week 1: Ohio 41, Florida Atlantic 38
Week 2: SE Louisiana

101 Louisiana Tech (0-1)

Last Week Ranking: 101
Week 1: Missouri 52, Louisiana Tech 24
Week 2: Stephen F Austin

CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 1
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 1 Scoreboard, how the predictions went

NEXT: CFN 2022 College Football Rankings: Week 1 Top 100

Overreactions to Week 0 Mountain West performances

Overreacting to Week 0 Mountain West performances.

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Week 1 will bring more answers

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“UNLV might be pretty good this year” Or Idaho St. might be really, really bad this year. The Bengals were picked 11th (of 12) in the Big Sky preseason poll and let UNLV hit big play after big play—including 35 points in the second quarter. While the Rebels may be improved this year, it’s tough to gather too much playing against a team with 51 (!) new players on the roster. Frankly, it’s a little concerning that they allowed Idaho St. to get three scores, one of which came when the game was still competitive. Let us remember 2015, when the Rebels walloped ISU in a 80-8 rout. UNLV’s record that year? 3-9. Still, Doug Brumfield looked great and the recruiting efforts from Marcus Arroyo are starting to bear some fruit. The true test for the Rebels will come in a week when they travel to Berkeley for a tilt with Cal.

“Timmy Chang might be in over his head”  Hawaii’s performance vs. Vanderbilt was rough, there’s no way around that one. Is it time to declare that Chang can’t succeed as a head coach? Absolutely not. As was pointed out on Twitter, June Jones’ first game at UH was a 62-7 loss to a 6-6 USC team in 1999.

It will take Chang—who had no previous head coaching experience—some time to figure it out. The Rainbow Warriors will get a much easier test this week vs. Western Kentucky, who at times struggled with FCS Austin Peay in Week 0.

“Utah St. is headed for a down year after struggling to put away UCONN”  Despite winning 31-20 last Saturday, Utah St.’s performance was a little head scratching—or was it? UCONN has been absolutely horrific the last few years but the hiring of Jim Mora has clearly brought new life to the program. This is obviously not the same UCONN team that was clowned by Holy Cross last year and while Utah St.’s run defense (or lack thereof) was concerning, it may not look all that bad after a few more weeks of play. Now, the Aggies get a chance at a moral victory vs. Alabama this week (as 42 point underdogs, covering the game will count as a moral victory at this point). It’s not quite time to pull the panic button in Logan yet.

“Nevada didn’t miss a beat after losing Norvell and the majority of last year’s roster”  Nevada beat New Mexico St. 23-12 in Week 0 when a lot of pundits had the Wolfpack on upset alert. They won, yes, but they did it in the least impressive way possible as the Aggies missed field goals, threw multiple interceptions on the Nevada side of the field and gave away a fumble. Say what you will about NMSU’s performance but Nevada’s was equally concerning (ok, maybe not equally). Given the stat line, Nevada should have rolled the Aggies but somehow the game felt somewhat in doubt during the second half. The 11 point win is deceiving and the Wolfpack are on upset alert this week, this time at home vs. Texas St. A strong performance vs. the Bobcats will actually bring renewed optimism to Nevada’s “rebuild,” but considering the spread has gone from Texas St. +8 to Texas St. +1, most aren’t “buying” Nevada’s Week 0 performance.

“Wyoming didn’t look that bad, maybe Illinois will be one of the better teams in the Big Ten”  Is this the beginning of the end for the Craig Bohl era at Wyoming? The Cowboys looked horrific vs. Illinois. Andrew Peasley, Wyoming’s QB, threw for a total of  30 yards (and a pick). The defense wasn’t much better. It was expected to be a down year for the Cowboys after losing most of their key pieces to the transfer portal but I don’t think anyone expected this. Who knows, maybe Illinois will be the surprise team in the Big Ten this year and Wyoming will be “friskier” as the new faces start to gel but that’s the best case scenario. The far more likely scenario is that Illinois is a bottom half Big Ten team and Wyoming is one of the worst FBS teams in the country this year. Bohl’s seat is warming by the minute.


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Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 0

What are the bowl projections and the College Football Playoff calls after a light opening over the college football season?

Usually there aren’t many big changes to the bowl projections after Week 0 – especially when almost everything goes according to plan – but a few things happened since we came out with our 2022 Preview version.

Northwestern beating Nebraska was the biggest one of the bunch – even if that has nothing to do with the College Football Playoff predictions.

Like the preseason bowl projections, though, the goal is to come up with a starting point to work off of. Remember, ESPN is going to try creating the biggest and best matchups possible, and that includes shoehorning in a few eligible Big Ten teams. That might mean a bowl tie-in is blown off, and it could mean that ESPN creates a bowl game for more inventory.

For now, if you don’t see your team here – especially if it’s a Power Five program – assume that if it gets to six wins it’ll find a home somewhere no matter what. We didn’t want to get too crazy yet … at least until a switched up College Football Playoff projection.

For everything else, we’ll assume most bowl ties will stay put.

2022-2023 conference bowl tie-ins

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Bowl Projections: Week 0

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Bowl Projections: Week 0 2022-2023
Bowl Projections, Part 2 | New Year’s Six
College Football Playofff Prediction
CFN 2022 Preview of Every Team
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HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 16, 2022
11:30 am, ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Last Year: Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo 24
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs MAC
Bowl Projection: Louisiana Tech vs Kent State

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl

Friday, December 16, 2022
3:00, ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Last Year: Coastal Carolina 47, Northern Illinois 41
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five or Army
Bowl Projection: Florida Atlantic vs Georgia State

Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
11:00 am, ESPN
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Last Year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: ACC vs American Athletic (Conference USA)
Bowl Projection: Boston College vs Cincinnati

Cricket Celebration Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00, ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Last Year: South Carolina State 31, Jackson State 10
Bowl Ties: MEAC vs SWAC
Bowl Projection: South Carolina State vs Jackson State

New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
2:15, ESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Last Year: Fresno State 31, UTEP 24
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs AAC, C-USA, MAC or Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Utah State vs North Texas

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
3:30, ABC
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Last Year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs Pac-12
Bowl Projection: San Diego State vs Washington State

LendingTree Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
5:45, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
Last Year: Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20
Bowl Ties: MAC vs Sun Belt (C-USA)
Bowl Projection: Western Michigan vs Louisiana

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
7:30, ABC
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Last Year: Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 13
Bowl Ties: Pac-12 vs SEC
Bowl Projection: UCLA vs Ole Miss

Frisco Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
9:15, ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Last Year: San Diego State 38, UTSA 24
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five or Army
Bowl Projection: BYU vs Nebraska*
*Our early call – the Big Ten will have too many available teams, and ESPN will want to find a spot for them to create the most interesting matchups.

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Monday, December 19, 2022
2:30, ESPN
Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
Last Year: Tulsa 30, Old Dominion 17
Bowl Ties: C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Liberty vs Maryland*
*Our early call – the Big Ten will have too many available teams, and ESPN will want to find a spot for them to create the most interesting matchups.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
3:30 ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Last Year: Wyoming 52, Kent State 38
Bowl Ties: MAC vs Mountain West
Bowl Projection: Northern Illinois vs Fresno State

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
7:30, ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
Last Year: WKU 59, Appalachian State 38
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five
Bowl Projection: Coastal Carolina vs East Carolina

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
9:00, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Last Year: Louisiana 36, Marshall 21
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: UAB vs Appalachian State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Thursday, December 22, 2022
7:30, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Last Year: Army 24, Missouri 22
Bowl Ties: American Athletic vs Conference USA (Big 12, Pac-12)
Bowl Projection: SMU vs UTSA

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2022
TBA, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
Last Year: UAB 31, BYU 28
Bowl Ties: American Athletic vs Army
Bowl Projection: Memphis vs Army

Union Home Gasparilla Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2022
TBA, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Last Year: UCF 29, Florida 17
Bowl Ties: ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC (AAC, C-USA)
Bowl Projection: Louisville vs Auburn

Easyport Hawaii Bowl

Saturday, December 24, 2022
8:00, ESPN
Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, HI
Last Year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs Mountain West
Bowl Projection: WKU vs Air Force

Bowl Projections: Week 0 2022-2023
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College Football Rankings: 1 To 131 After Week 0

College football rankings from CollegeFootballNews.com from 1 to 131 after Week 0.

College Football News 2022 college football rankings after Week 0 for all 131 teams with results and who’s up next week.


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Last year it was Illinois upsetting Nebraska in Week 0 that generated a buzz, and this season it kicked off with Northwestern taking down Scott Frost’s team. Vanderbilt looked great, Illinois got rolling, and others were very, very shaky. But that’s what Week 0 is for – it’s to work the kinks out, unless you played a big game over in Ireland.

Here are the CFN college football rankings after a fun opening to the season.

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CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 0
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 1 Schedule, Predictions: Thursday, Friday
Week 1 Expert Picks, Thursday, Friday

CFN College Football Rankings: After Week 0

131 UMass (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 130
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Tulane

130 Akron (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 128
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Saint Francis

129 FIU (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 127
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Bryant

128 ULM (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 126
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Texas

127 New Mexico State (0-1)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 129
Week 0: Nevada 23, New Mexico State 12
Week 1: at Minnesota

126 UConn (0-1)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 131
Week 0: Utah State 31, UConn 20
Week 1: at Central Connecticut State

125 Ball State (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 125
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Tennessee

124 Bowling Green (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 124
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at UCLA

123 Buffalo (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 123
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Maryland

122 New Mexico (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 122
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Maine

121 Arkansas State (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 121
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Grambling State

120 Rice (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 120
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at USC

119 Charlotte (0-1)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 119
Week 0: Florida Atlantic 43, Charlotte 13
Week 1: William & Mary (Sept 2)

118 Texas State (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 118
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Nevada

117 Georgia Southern (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 117
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Morgan State

116 UTEP (0-1)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 104
Week 0: North Texas 31, UTEP 13
Week 1: North Texas

115 Ohio (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 116
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Florida Atlantic

114 Eastern Michigan (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 115
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Eastern Kentucky

113 Kent State (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 114
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Washington

112 James Madison (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 113
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Middle Tennessee

111 South Alabama (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 111
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Nicholls State

110 Old Dominion (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 110
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Virginia Tech

109 Hawaii (0-1)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 107
Week 0: Vanderbilt 63, Hawaii 10
Week 1: WKU

108 Southern Miss (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 108
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Liberty

107 Middle Tennessee (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 105
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at James Madison

106 UNLV (1-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 112
Week 0: UNLV 52, Idaho State 21
Week 1: OPEN DATE

105 Central Michigan (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 109
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Oklahoma State

104 Miami University (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 102
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Kentucky

103 Northern Illinois (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 101
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: Eastern Illinois

102 Nevada (1-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 100
Week 0: Nevada 23, New Mexico State 12
Week 1: Texas State

101 Louisiana Tech (0-0)

CFN Preseason Ranking: 99
Week 0: OPEN DATE
Week 1: at Missouri

CFN 2022 Rankings: After Week 0
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Week 1 Schedule, Predictions: Thursday, Friday
Week 1 Expert Picks, Thursday, Friday

NEXT: CFN 2022 College Football Rankings: Week 0 Top 100

Week 0 Mountain West Football Power Rankings

Week 0 Mountain West Football Power Rankings We have some movement after five games Contact/Follow @MWCwire Remember these are still early There were just five Mountain West games in Week 0 and there are 11 in Week 1 – UNLV is off this week to prep …

Week 0 Mountain West Football Power Rankings


We have some movement after five games


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There were just five Mountain West games in Week 0 and there are 11 in Week 1 — UNLV is off this week to prep for Cal.

There were some surprising results in Week 0 which notably include Hawaii getting allowing Vanderbilt to put up 60-plus over the Warriors and also the poor performance on both sides of the ball for Wyoming.

2022 Mountain West Football Power Rankings

These rankings are clearly still early and they are voted on by our staff. We will keep track each and every week of how these progress throughout the season.

College Football Roundup Week 0: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

College football Week 0 roundup with the winners, losers, overrated, and underrated aspects to the season

College football Week 0 roundup with the 5 things that matter, winners and losers, overrated and underrated aspects to the weekend, and what it all means


College Football Week 0 Roundup

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College Football Week 0 Roundup
CFN 1-131 Rankings | Bowl Projections
Week 0 Scoreboard | Week 1 Expert Picks

Contact/Follow @ColFootballNews & @PeteFiutak
– Nebraska can’t buy a break: One Really Big Thing
– THAT kick: Most Overrated Thing
– Florida Atlantic rolls: Most Underrated Thing
– Week 0 should be more: What It All Means, Week 0

Winners & Losers From Week 0

Winner: Pat Fitzgerald

The guy’s team went 3-9 last season – and got destroyed in the only Big Ten win of the season for Nebraska – and yet he was able to kickoff 2022 with a 31-28 upset over the Huskers thanks to a good running game, steady play by the defense in the second half, and a brilliant performance by the offensive line. It was just one game, but that wasn’t the 2021 Northwestern team in Dublin.

Loser: Scott Frost

Frost was in this exact spot in last year’s Week 0 piece after losing to Illinois. After that loss he was 12-21 as the Nebraska head coach and 9-18 in the Big Ten. Fast forward a year later, and after a slew of changes and adjustments, he’s now 15-30 overall and just 10-26 in conference play.

Winner: Drake Maye

North Carolina’s new quarterback got his light scrimmage in. Maye had a few off throws, but he was 29-of-37 for 294 yards and five touchdowns – and ran for 55 yards – in the 56-24 win over Florida A&M. It should’ve been an easier game overall for the Tar Heels – at least an easier first half – but Maye looked fantastic.

Loser: FCS teams

There will be moments when the FCS rises up and shines. Austin Peay gave WKU a battle in a 38-27 loss, but Idaho State (52-21 to UNLV), Duquesne (47-7 to Florida State), and Florida A&M (it was missing a slew of players against North Carolina) all lost by double-digits.

Winner: UConn

The Huskies lost at Utah State 31-20, but it scored 14 points in the first quarter. Last year’s team only averaged 15.6 points per game, but under new head coach Jim Mora Jr. there was a rushing attack – Nathan Carter ran for 190 yards. The defense wasn’t bad outside of a rough second quarter, and at least there was a little bit of hope for the near future as they pushed the defending champion of the …

Loser: Mountain West

Nevada needed to work way too hard to get by a bad New Mexico State team 23-12, Utah State struggled in a win over a bad UConn squad, and Wyoming couldn’t do anything in the 38-6 loss at Illinois. However, UNLV rolled Idaho State for a fun moment, but the conference ended the day with …

Winner: Vanderbilt

The 1969 Vanderbilt team beat Davidson 63-8. The program hadn’t hit the 60 mark since – the 1996 team managed just 122 points in 11 games – until it rolled to a 63-10 win over …

Loser: Hawaii

It’s going to take a bit. The Rainbow Warriors gave the effort and intensity, but they were totally gutted this offseason, they don’t have the parts, and Timmy Chang’s team is going to need a while to put it all together.

– Nebraska can’t buy a break: One Really Big Thing
– THAT kick: Most Overrated Thing
– Florida Atlantic rolls: Most Underrated Thing
– Week 0 should be more: What It All Means, Week 0

NEXT: The really big Week 0 thing was …

PODCAST: 2022 Week 0 Mountain West Football Recap

PODCAST: 2022 Week 0 Mountain West Football Recap Five games in the books Contact/Follow @MWCwire How many wins for the Mountain West? Jeremy and Matt are back to recap the five games that started the Mountain West season for Week 0. There was some …

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How many wins for the Mountain West?

Jeremy and Matt are back to recap the five games that started the Mountain West season for Week 0. There was some good intel in this first set of games.

We learn enough but not too much to divert away from our preseason projections, but some of these results leave things to be desired.

  • Wyoming looked lost on offense and defense.
  • UNLV had a great offensive performance, who cares it was against Idaho State
  • Utah State had some really good moments vs. UConn
  • Hawaii is in for a really long rebuild
  • Nevada’s defense looks better than expected

You can find the Mountain West Wire podcast below or subscribe to the show via Stitcher RadioTuneInSpotifyiTunes, and more. Listen in, subscribe and rate it and let us know what you think!

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Overreacting To Week 0 Results

Overreacting To Week 0 Results Time to get the hot takes out Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire What is next for these teams Everyone has a bold take or kneejerk reaction to the start of a season and we will be doing that each and every week …

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What is next for these teams

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Everyone has a bold take or kneejerk reaction to the start of a season and we will be doing that each and every week going through something for each team or game of the Mountain West football season.

Week 0 saw five Mountain West teams in action and each one we can bring out the blow torch for hot takes, and some may not even seem all that out there.

Wyoming needs to can Craig Bohl

Hear us out on this one. Bohl’s contract was renewed in 2020 to add one year to his existing contract that will keep him in Laramie through the 2024 season. That is only two more seasons which is not a lot of time.

Having a coach with two or fewer seasons left on a contract is not ideal for recruiting.

Going out on the trail and trying to get players to come to a school with the possibility of their coach not being around during their time is not a good look and will hurt recruiting.

Bohl has shown no ability to be even the most little bit creative on offense or knows how to use a quarterback. He even tries to claim stake to Josh Allen even going as far as to use him as a recruiting tool this offseason.

There is a legitimate possibility if he doesn’t get to a bowl game this year he is fired. He has gone to a bowl game in four of his eight seasons but this team is just frustrating to watch. Defense sends player to the NFL who do really well and even some offensive players with nine total being drafted since 2014.

Nine players draft picks ties them with Fresno State and Colorado State while being behind only Boise State and San Diego State.

UNLV will lead the Mountain West in scoring

The Rebels scored 52 points against Idaho State with a great performance and moral boost this team needs.

This is a hot take post so what else do you want from us? Rational thought that UNLV will be improved and might have the best point differential gain from 2021 to 2022? Is that what you want us to say?

No, today we celebrate UNLV having the best offense in all of the land so far in FBS.

Yes, Calvin Tyler, Jr. Is The Best RB

There are a lot of good running backs in the conference and this offseason I’ve been mentioning Tyler as one to watch for as a major player. Last year, he was one of the best backs before getting hurt.

In the opener against UConn, Tyler got off to a great start taking the bulk of the carries with 33 for 161 yards and also caught a pair of passes for 33 yards. He did not reach the end zone but he is off to a great start.

Hawaii’s Rebuild Is Uh… In Trouble

Timmy Chang‘s first outing as a head coach did not go well and maybe we can do a dual overreaction which is Vanderbilt is going to be a player in the SEC this year by putting up 63 points.

The Warriors offense seems to be OK at least moving the ball but not putting up points. They rotated quarterbacks with Brayden Schager and Joey Yellen who together combined for a just decent 250 yards on just 4.5 yards per attempt.

Hawaii couldn’t keep drives going by being 0-4 on fourth downs and just 5 of 16 on third downs.

The defense obviously was bad. They allowed Vandy to rush for 9.2 yards per play and 7.0 per pass. There is a legitimate chance that this Hawaii team could be the worst in the conference.

Early Star For Best Defender Is From Reno?

The Nevada Wolf Pack defense made a lot of plays against New Mexico State. The start of the show was Wake Forest transfer defensive back Isaiah Essissima who had a pair of interceptions and two tackles in the win.

But why bury the lede with the real hero for this Nevada defense and it is the Turnover Trident.

These turnover things are all great but the Wolf Pack might have something with their defense and the addition of Essissima who in Week 0 is being the best defender in the conference.


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Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Projections

Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Projections Time to start guessing this week. Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Bowl projection season is here after Week 0 Week 0 had just a handful of games so this first half-baked bowl projections will be just …

Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Projections


Time to start guessing this week.


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Bowl projection season is here after Week 0

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Week 0 had just a handful of games so this first half-baked bowl projections will be just that, throwing stuff against the wall.

However, there is a little bit of info to go through after what we saw during the first week of the season to make some tweaks to the preseason bowl projections.

2022 Mountain West Bowl Tie Ins, Lineup

Here are the bowl lineup for the Mountain West this year.

– Cotton Bowl – at-large vs. Group of Five
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs MAC
– Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs Pac-12
– New Mexico Bowl vs Conference USA
– Barstool Arizona Bowl vs MAC
– EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl vs Conference USA

Back up tie-ins

– Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs Big Ten or Big 12

Other Options

Cure Bowl vs Group of Five
– RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl vs Group of Five
– SERVPRO First Responder Bowl vs Group of Five
– Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl vs Group of Five

Preseason Bowl Projections

Time For Craig Bohl To Stop The Claim He Knows Quarterbacks

Time For Craig Bohl To Stop The Claim He Knows Quarterbacks Same old story for Cowboy QB’s Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire What will it take to find a signal-caller Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has actually and technically coached two …

Time For Craig Bohl To Stop The Claim He Knows Quarterbacks


Same old story for Cowboy QB’s


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What will it take to find a signal-caller

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Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has actually and technically coached two quarterbacks who went in the top 10 of the NFL Draft. At North Dakota State he coached Carson Wentz during his career but it was the early years with the Bison.

The other is Josh Allen who is now considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and went No. 7 overall.

Well… since then the quarterback since Allen left wasn’t great. Also, if we are being honest, Allen was really good but not great during his time in Laramie. He was labeled with potential and it has paid off in the NFL.

Since Allen moved on in 2017, these are the Cowboys who have thrown a pass in a brown and gold uniform.

These are the names:

Only Smith finished his career at Wyoming but he had 136 career pass attempts and just two in the post-Allen era. Williams, Chambers, and Vander Wall all transferred out of the program.

To be fair, there was some injury issues with Chambers and Williams but the overall production was never there. The Wyoming passing offense was usually in the bottom third and its best passing stat was in the 2020 shortened year and that is when they were sixth in yards per attempt.

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This offseason Bohl and the Wyoming staff went bold and touted the coaching of Allen under his tenure to try to lure in transfer quarterbacks.

“The college football landscape is changing with the one-time transfer rule and NIL. Our staff anticipated this movement and have a clear vision to navigate these uncharted waters. After a successful early signing day, Cowboy Football will address the need to sign a quarterback via the transfer portal or junior college.

“We believe this is a great opportunity for a transfer quarterback to come in and make an impact on our program. We’ve seen that before when we brought in Josh Allen into the program, and we’re excited for the next chapter of Cowboy Football.”

The Cowboys were able to land Peasley from Utah State and he was named the starter. In the opener against Illinois, he was not the answer at all and was just 5 of 20 for 30 yards and an interception.

Peasley did have four rushes for 76 yards but that has been the norm the past few years with quarterbacks running more than passing.

This leads us to this meme about Bohl needing to move on from saying he coached Allen to a top-10 NFL Draft pick.

Bohl also decided to hire his offensive coordinator from Iowa during the 2021 offseason. He hired Tim Polasek who was the Hawkeyes offensive line coach to run the offense and coach the quarterbacks.

The Iowa offense is not exactly known to be QB central as they focus on being physical and running the ball, which is fine. However, Bohl is seemingly focused on being a clone of those beefy Big Ten teams and it has not worked.

At some point, coaches who are defensive guys need to let loose and higher an offensive-minded coach and let them run a system that can put up points and move the ball.

There is no way Wyoming fans can endure another season where their quarterback play is subpar where they struggle to pass above 50%.

Since Allen left the program, the team has completed over 50% of its passes as a team just one time, only three of the past four full seasons. Their best year was completing just 54.5% of its passes. Basically, it’s a not even a coin flips chance when a Cowboy player throws the ball it will be caught.

Yes, it’s early in the year but the signs are still there that this team does not have a quarterback and Wyoming fans can not be happy.


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