Wyoming was one of the final four unbeatens left in the nation. However, the Cowboys suffered a blow when second-leading scorer Luke Martinez broke his finger in a bar fight. Now coach Larry Shyatt has suspended Martinez indefinitely.
The Mountain West is an elite league this season, deserving of a spot above a couple of the so-called Power Six conferences. UNLV is a Final Four contender in terms of pure talent. San Diego State and New Mexico have spent much of the year in the Top 25, but the difference with the Mountain West is that the middle-tier teams have made progress.