Mountain West Conference Tournament Predictions: Will anyone knock off SDSU?

A lot of mid-major conferences may have a favorite, but the chaotic nature of March often strips away any certainty as to what the result of any postseason tournament will be. However, in the case of the Mountain West Conference, home of one of three mid-major teams ranked in the Top 5 in the recent AP Poll, it would be a stunner to see anyone but #5 San Diego State takes home the conference title. The Aztecs are the only team that could get in with an at-large bid, so it will take a huge upset for the Mountain West to qualify two teams for March this year.
Here are three brackets predicting how this tournament plays out, with a breakdown of the picks, followed by our full brackets.
Breakdown
Champion Picks – San Diego State (3 picks)
Runners Up Picks – Utah State (1), Nevada (1), Colorado State (1)
Most Common Upset – 9. Air Force def. 8. Fresno State (2 picks)

Nathaniel’s Bracket
First Round
6. Colorado State def. 11. Wyoming
7. New Mexico def. 10. San Jose State
9. Air Force def. 8. Fresno State
Quarterfinals
1. San Diego State def. 9. Air Force
2. Utah State def. 7. New Mexico
3. Nevada def. 6. Colorado State
4. UNLV def. 5. Boise State
Semifinals
1. San Diego State def. 4. UNLV
2. Utah State def. 3. Nevada
Championship
1. San Diego State def. 2. Utah State

Andrew’s Bracket
First Round
6. Colorado State def. 11. Wyoming
7. New Mexico def. 10. San Jose State
9. Air Force def. 8. Fresno State
Quarterfinals
1. San Diego State def. 9. Air Force
2. Utah State def. 7. New Mexico
3. Nevada def. 6. Colorado State
4. UNLV def. 5. Boise State
Semifinals
1. San Diego State def. 4. UNLV
3. Nevada def. 2. Utah State
Championship
1. San Diego State def. 3. Nevada

Aidan’s Bracket
6. Colorado State def. 11. Wyoming
7. New Mexico def. 10. San Jose State
8. Fresno State def. 9. Air Force
Quarterfinals
1. San Diego State def. 8. Fresno State
2. Utah State def. New Mexico
6. Colorado State def. 3. Nevada
4. UNLV def. 5. Boise State
Semifinals
1. San Diego State def. 4. UNLV
6. Colorado State def. 2. Utah State
Championship
1. San Diego State def. 6. Colorado State

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