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Mountain West Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Brett Rypien, Boise State Broncos Football

Brett Rypien, Boise State Broncos Football

With Boise State primed for a run as college football’s top Group of 5 team for 2018, it’s no surprise coach Bryan Harsin’s team dominates the All-Mountain West Team by Athlon Sports. The Broncos have 16 selections, which is the most of any program in the conference. Utah State is next with 13 picks, followed by Fresno State with 12. San Diego State and Wyoming are tied with 11 selections, while UNLV is next with nine.

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Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2018. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the Mountain West with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2018.

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An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2018. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2018 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

Athlon's 2018 All-Mountain West Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Brett Rypien Boise State 

Ty Gangi Nevada 

Marcus McMaryion Fresno State 

Armani Rogers UNLV 

RB

Lexington Thomas UNLV 

Izzy Matthews Colorado State 

Tyler Nevens SJSU 

Taven Birdow Air Force 

RB

Juwan Washington SDSU 

Kelton Moore Nevada 

Tyrone Owens New Mexico 

Charles Williams UNLV 

AP

Alexander Mattison (RB) Boise State 

John Ursua (WR)
Hawaii 

Ronald Cleveland Air Force 

Jordan Mims (RB) Fresno State 

WR

KeeSean Johnson Fresno State 

A.J. Richardson Boise State 

Olabisi Johnson Colorado State 

Austin Conway Wyoming 

WR

McLane Mannix Nevada 

Ron'quavion Tarver Utah State 

Brendan O'Leary-Orange Nevada 

Brandon Presley UNLV 

TE

Dax Raymond Utah State 

Josh Oliver SJSU 

Kahale Warring SDSU 

Jamire Jordan (WR) Fresno State 

C

Quin Ficklin Utah State 

Micah St. Andrew Fresno State 

Asotui Eli Hawaii 

Logan Harris Wyoming 

OL

Ezra Cleveland Boise State 

Nathan Jacobson UNLV 

Roman Andrus Utah State 

Griffin Landrum Air Force 

OL

Keith Ismael SDSU 

Sean Krepsz Nevada 

Kaden Jackson Wyoming 

Rob Castaneda Utah State 

OL

Aaron Jenkins New Mexico 

Netane Muti Fresno State 

Colby Meeks Colorado State 

Christian Cronk Fresno State 

OL

Tyler Roemer SDSU 

Zach Wallace Wyoming 

John Molchon Boise State 

Justin Polu UNLV 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Youhanna Ghaifan Wyoming 

Jabril Frazier Boise State 

Sonatane Lui Boise State 

Kyle Floyd (LB) Air Force 

DL

Carl Granderson Wyoming 

Noble Hall SDSU 

Emmanuel Jones Colorado State 

Parker Baldwin (S) SDSU 

DL

David Moa Boise State 

Durrant Miles Boise State 

Cody Baker New Mexico 

Gabe McCoy (LB) UNLV 

DL

Curtis Weaver Boise State 

Christopher Unga Utah State 

Bryson Bridges SJSU 

Bailey Laolagi (LB) UNLV 

LB

Malik Reed Nevada 

Ronley Lakalaka SDSU 

George Helmuth  Fresno State 

Solomon Matautia Hawaii 

LB

Logan Wilson Wyoming 

Jahlani Tavani Hawaii 

Suli Tamaivena Utah State 

Kyahva Tezino SDSU 

LB

Jeffrey Allison Fresno State 

Tyson Maeva Boise State 

Josh Watson Colorado State 

Alex Hart New Mexico 

CB

Jaron Bryant Fresno State 

Ron Smith SDSU 

Rojesterman Farris Hawaii 

Chase Christiansen (LB) Utah State 

CB

Tyler Horton Boise State 

Avery Williams Boise State 

Jericho Flowers UNLV 

D'Angelo Ross New Mexico 

S

Kekoa Nawahine Boise State 

Dameon Baber Nevada 

Gaje Ferguson Utah State 

Juju Hughes Fresno State 

S

Andrew Wingard Wyoming 

Tariq Thompson SDSU 

Asauni Rufus Nevada 

DeAndre Pierce Boise State 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Dominik Eberle Utah State 

Wyatt Bryan Colorado State 

Bryce Crawford SJSU 

Cooper Rothe Wyoming 

P

Ryan Stonehouse Colorado State 

Aaron Dalton Utah State 

Blake Cusick Fresno State 

Charlie Scott Air Force 

KR

Tyler Hall Wyoming 

Juwan Washington SDSU 

Elijah Lilly New Mexico 

Savon Scarver Utah State 

PR

Avery Williams Boise State 

Austin Conway Wyoming 

Jordan Nathan Utah State 

Olabisi Johnson Colorado State 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2018 All-Mountain West Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Air Force

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Boise State

Offense: 3 Defense: 4 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 4 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Colorado State

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Fresno State

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 3  Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Hawaii

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Nevada

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

New Mexico

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

San Diego State

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 4 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

San Jose State

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

UNLV

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 4 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Utah State

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Wyoming

Offense: 0  Defense: 4 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1