After an astounding season in which San Diego State won its first 26 games before finishing 30-2, the Aztecs are the rightful favorites to win the Mountain West. However, the gap between San Diego State and the rest of the conference has closed dramatically. Gone is Mountain West Player of the Year Malachi Flynn and running mate KJ Feagin. Coach Brian Dutcher still has arguably the best player in the conference in forward Matt Mitchell, but the roster around him is nowhere near as strong or deep as last year. Behind the Aztecs is a glut of teams with similar power ratings, making this a fascinating season for the Mountain West.