Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Mountain West Conference

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Mountain West Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 United States Air Force AcademyUSAF Academy, CO Falcons
2 Brigham Young University–ProvoProvo, UT 71 Cougars
3 Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TX 110 Horned Frogs
4 University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT 126 Utes
5 Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, CO 128 Rams
6 San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA Tier 3 Aztecs
7 University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM Tier 3 Lobos
8 University of WyomingLaramie, WY Tier 3 Cowboys
9 University of Nevada–Las VegasLas Vegas, NV Tier 4 Rebels
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • §Baccalaureate Colleges (West)