2. Nevada: The Wolf Pack have two of the conference's best players in forward Luke Babbitt and guard Armon Johnson, both first-team all-conference candidates.
3. Idaho: A surprise team last year, the Vandals are looking to improve even more behind guard Mac Hopson and Pacific transfer Steffan Johnson.
4. New Mexico State: The Aggies could have the most firepower in the league, led by the backcourt of Jahmar Young and Jonathan Gibson.
5. Louisiana Tech: Look for the Bulldogs to be a sleeper this season, as they own an excellent inside-outside tandem in Kyle Gibson and Magnum Rolle.
6. Fresno State: The last-place Bulldogs could take a step forward with the talented forward duo of Paul George and Sylvester Seay.
7. San Jose State: The Spartans are going for their first winning season since 2001, and Adrian Oliver is going to have to be the leader in that quest.
8. Boise State: The Broncos lose just one starter from a postseason team, but they're going to need someone to step up and take the reins.
9. Hawaii: Despite being projected to finish last, the Rainbow Warriors have some talent, led by forward Roderick Flemings and Providence transfer Dwain Williams.
Player of the Year: Luke Babbitt, F, Nevada
G- Mac Hopson, Idaho
G- Jahmar Young, New Mexico State
G- Armon Johnson, Nevada
F- Roderick Flemings, Hawaii
F- Luke Babbitt, Nevada
G- Adrian Oliver, San Jose State
G- Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech
G- Jared Quayle, Utah State
F- Paul George, Fresno State
F/C- Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech