2009 Western Athletic Conference Power Rankings

Published on August 19, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Boise State Broncos

The WAC has two teams, Boise State and Nevada–capable of busting the BCS. It also has a handful of teams capable of being complete busts (Hawaii, New Mexico State, Idaho).
Either way, there is money to be made on the WAC. The below power rankings will help.
WAC Preseason Power Rankings

Boise State – You have to remember that the Blue Turf has given the Broncos a solid home-field advantage as Boise is 29-9 ATS at home in WAC games since 2003. However, last year was the first season the team had a losing home ATS record in five years so the value might be gone. Boise State is a 5.5 favorite in their first game of the season against Oregon and the Broncos are 19-9 as home favorites since 2004.

Nevada – This offense has seven starters returning on offense, including All-WAC quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a team that put up 37.6 points per game. Could be upset city in the first game against Notre Dame as the 14-point underdogs have a solid secondary and pass rusher Kevin Basped to match up with the Irish’s pass heavy attack.

Fresno State – This team has some quarterback uncertainty as David Carr’s little brother, Derek is battling it out with Ryan Colburn. Neither of these two have thrown a pass in a game.

Louisiana Tech – One of the worst road teams in the nation as the Bulldogs are 19-41 away from home the last nine years. This team does have 16 starters coming back though, including their quarterback, leading rusher, and leading pass catcher.

San Jose State – Last year this offense only put up 18.7 points per game, but with senior quarterback Kyle Reed back under center and five returning offensive lineman, that number should increase. Ugly first game expected as the Spartans are nearly five touchdown underdogs to USC.

Utah State – This team brings 16 starters back into the mix and has a new coach in Gary Anderson. Anderson has learned how to win coming over as a former defensive coordinator at Utah.

Hawaii – This team only has nine starters returning, including two on defense. Long gone are the glory days of a BCS bowl with June Jones roaming the sidelines.

Idaho – The Vandals took a hit in the spring when two starting linebackers in Justin Allen and Jonathan Faraimo left.

New Mexico State – This is a young squad who returns just 10 starters. The Aggies will also be making a transition from the wide open spread to a more run-heavy system. New Mexico State is 23-38 ATS against conference opponents dating back to 2000.

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