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||1§||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.