This article is part of our Coaching Carousel series.
In recent years, one team stood out when you thought about the Mountain West: the Nevada Wolf Pack.
Nevada started out hot last season as the No. 5 team in the nation, but it suffered some embarrassing conference losses, gave up the Mountain West tournament to Utah State, and was unceremoniously bounced out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round. They can officially throw all of that out the window, as we are looking at a completely different team this season – as well as a different head coach. Eric Musselman? Left to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks. Their entire 2018-19 starting lineup? Graduated. So, has the torch been passed in the Mountain West? Is Utah State the new team to beat? Are any of these teams truly fantasy-relevant?
We've all done it before – scoured through oceans of statistical information trying to find a diamond in the rough, and time and again, a non-Power 5 guy will show up. You'll find some dynamic players in the big conferences, but there are some great finds in the Mountain West. You'll find the nation's top rebounder, one of the top scorers in the country, and some interesting transfer situations that could blow up for the lucky owner. In the DFS arena, you'll find extremely low ownership as well.
Center: Neemias Queta, C, So., Utah State
When Utah State was ranked anywhere from seventh to ninth in preseason projections, the Aggies were largely viewed as an afterthought. That all