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The Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
(MW) is one of the collegiate athletic conferences affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
Football Bowl Subdivision
(FBS) (formerly I-A). The MW officially began operations in July 1999. Geographically, the MW covers a broad expanse of the Western United States, with member schools located in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Craig Thompson has served as Commissioner of the MW since its founding in 1999.[1] The charter members of the MW included the United States Air Force Academy, Brigham Young University, Colorado
Colorado
State University, San Diego State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Utah, and the University of Wyoming. Before forming the Mountain West Conference, seven of its eight charter members had been longtime members of the Western Athletic Conference, and half of these had been charter members of that conference from 1962. Overall, each school that has ever been either a full or football-only member of the MW spent at least three years in the WAC before joining the Mountain West.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Genesis 1.2 Early-2010s realignment 1.3 Potential further expansion

2 Member schools

2.1 Current members 2.2 Affiliate members 2.3 Former members 2.4 Membership timeline

3 NCAA team championships 4 Sports

4.1 Men's sports 4.2 Women's sports

5 Conference champions 6 Rivalries

6.1 Conference (football) 6.2 Non-conference (including other sports)

7 Football

7.1 Divisions 7.2 Bowl games 7.3 Bowl records 7.4 Bowl Challenge Cup

8 Men's Basketball

8.1 NCAA tournament records

9 Women's Basketball

9.1 NCAA tournament records

10 Facilities 11 Elevation

11.1 Campus and football stadium elevations 11.2 Elevation by conference

12 References 13 External links

History[edit]

Locations of Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
members.

Craig Thompson was hired as the inaugural commissioner of the Mountain West on October 15, 1998, he had been commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference.

Genesis[edit] The creation of the MW was a delayed aftereffect of the 1996 NCAA conference realignment, which had initially been triggered two years earlier when the Big Eight Conference
Big Eight Conference
agreed to merge with four members of the Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
(SWC) to create the Big 12 Conference, which would begin competition in the 1996–97 school year. The Western Athletic Conference, which had initially announced plans to expand beyond its then-current 10 members to at least 12, ended up with even more potential expansion prospects. Ultimately, the WAC took in three of the four SWC schools left out of the Big 12 merger—Rice University, Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University
(SMU), and Texas Christian University (TCU). Three other schools were added to bring the total membership to 16, namely Big West Conference
Big West Conference
members San Jose State University and UNLV, plus the University of Tulsa, an NCAA football independent and otherwise a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. The WAC's 16 teams were divided into four four-team "quadrants", two of which rotated between the Mountain and Pacific Divisions every two years. However, the newly expanded WAC was soon wracked by tension between the established and new members.[2] In spring 1998, BYU and Utah
Utah
proposed a permanent split into two eight-team divisions. The proposal would have forced some schools into an unnatural alignment because of the geographic distribution of the conference.[2] Air Force was the most strident opponent of this proposal, threatening to become an independent.[2] Soon after the proposal by BYU and Utah, the presidents of Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, Utah, and Wyoming
Wyoming
met at Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport
to discuss their future, and they agreed to break away from the WAC to form a new conference.[2] They invited the WAC members New Mexico, San Diego State, and UNLV to join them in what became the Mountain West Conference. The next move for the MW came in 2005, when the conference added TCU, who had spent the previous four seasons in Conference USA
Conference USA
(C-USA). Early-2010s realignment[edit] See also: 2010–13 Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
realignment On June 11, 2010, Boise State University
Boise State University
agreed to join the conference as its tenth member. On June 17, 2010, Utah
Utah
announced it would be leaving the Mountain West to join what would become the Pac-12 Conference. On August 18, 2010, amidst rumors that BYU was considering leaving the Mountain West to go independent in football and rejoin the Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
in all other sports, the Mountain West Conference officially extended invitations to California
California
State University, Fresno (Fresno State) and the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada). Both schools accepted and would become the tenth and eleventh members of the league.[3][4] BYU announced on August 31, 2010 that it would leave the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
and go Independent in football and become a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) in other sports starting in 2011.[5] On November 29, 2010, TCU announced all athletic teams would move to the Big East Conference effective in 2012.[6] (Less than a year later, on October 10, 2011, TCU announced it would not join the Big East but would join the Big 12, home to fellow former SWC members Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, and formerly Texas A&M, in 2012 instead.)[7] On December 10, 2010, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa accepted a bid to become the 10th member of the conference for football only.[8] These changes would leave the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
with 10 teams for the 2012 football season. During the era of football's Bowl Championship Series
Bowl Championship Series
(BCS), which was replaced by the College Football Playoff
College Football Playoff
(CFP) in 2014, the MW champion qualified for a BCS bowl four times after the BCS formula was tweaked to allow teams from non-BCS conferences to play in BCS bowls if ranked in the top 12. However, two of the three schools that qualified are no longer with the conference. On October 14, 2011, the Mountain West and C-USA announced a plan for a football only alliance.[9] On February 13, 2012, the two leagues announced that both conferences would be dissolving after the 2012–13 season to reform into one conference with at least 15 members for all sports, and a 16th team, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as a football-only member.[10] However, when the two conferences discussed their plans with the NCAA, they were told that due to NCAA rules, they would forfeit substantial revenues. Specifically, the new conference would receive only one automatic bid to NCAA championships; at least one of the former conferences would lose future revenue distributions from the NCAA men's basketball tournament; and at least one former conference would not be able to collect exit fees from any members that departed to join the new conference.[11] As a result, the Mountain West and C-USA backed away from a full merger. In late March of that year, the commissioners of both conferences stated that all 16 schools had entered into binding agreements to form a new "association",[12] although the Mountain West and C-USA would have apparently remained separate legal entities.[11] In the end, this alliance never materialized due to both conferences soon adding new teams. On May 2, 2012, San Jose State and Utah
Utah
State agreed to join the conference for the 2013–14 academic year. On December 31 of that year, Boise State announced that it had backed out of its previously announced move to the Big East for football and the Big West for other sports, and would remain in the MW.[13] On January 16, 2013, San Diego
San Diego
State accepted an offer to remain/return to the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
in all sports. Keeping SDSU in the conference gives the Mountain West 12 football members, allowing for a Championship Game to be held. The first championship game took place on December 7, 2013.[14] Potential further expansion[edit] In February 2018, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the MW was looking to expand in the near future. In the report, commissioner Craig Thompson revealed that the conference had discussed expansion with six schools, with WCC member Gonzaga (which has not sponsored football since World War II) the only school mentioned by name. Thompson added that Gonzaga could potentially join the MW as a full but non-football member as early as July 2018. While Thompson said that BYU had not contacted the conference, the report indicated that BYU would be open to an MW return, at least in non-football sports, should Gonzaga join.[15] A later Union-Tribune report indicated that talks were advanced enough that the conference's presidents planned a vote on an invitation to Gonzaga during the MW men's and women's basketball tournaments in Las Vegas, but decided to delay the vote until after the Final Four.[16] However, on April 2, the day of the Division I men's title game, Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth notified the MW, the WCC, and media that the school would remain in the WCC for the immediate future.[17] Member schools[edit] Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Endowment Nickname Colors Joined

Air Force !United States Air Force Academy Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado 1954 4,237 $47 million Falcons           1999

Boise State University Boise, Idaho 1932 24,154 $98.4 million Broncos           2011

California
California
State University, Fresno Fresno, California 1911 24,409 $154.4 million Bulldogs           2012

Colorado
Colorado
State University Fort Collins, Colorado 1870 33,058 $330.2 million Rams           1999

Nevada
Nevada
!University of Nevada, Reno Reno, Nevada 1874 21,657 $333.9 million Wolf Pack           2012

Nevada, Las Vegas !University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada 1957 30,471 $230.8 million Rebels           1999

New Mexico
New Mexico
!University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 1889 26,278 $423.4 million Lobos           1999

San Diego
San Diego
State University San Diego, California 1897 34,228 $261.5 million Aztecs           1999

San Jose State University San Jose, California 1857 33,409 $142.9 million Spartans                2013

Utah
Utah
State University Logan, Utah 1888 27,679 $358.9 million Aggies                2013

Wyoming
Wyoming
!University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming 1886 12,397 $500.2 million Cowboys & Cowgirls           1999

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined Sport Primary conference

Colorado
Colorado
College Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado 1874 2,131 Tigers           2014 soccer (W) Southern Collegiate (NCAA D-III)

Hawai'i !University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Honolulu, Hawai'i 1907 18,865 Rainbow Warriors                     2012 football Big West

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Nickname Joined Left Current conference

Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 1875 Cougars 1999 2011 West Coast / Independent (football only)

Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 1873 Horned Frogs 2005 2012 Big 12

Utah
Utah
!University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1850 Utes 1999 2011 Pac-12

Membership timeline[edit]

 Full members   Associate members (football only)   Associate members (other)  NCAA team championships[edit] Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships (17), equestrian titles (0), and retroactive Helms Athletic Foundation titles.[18]

School Total Men Women Co-ed

San Jose State 10 7 3 0

Wyoming 3 1 0 2

Fresno State 2 1 1 0

New Mexico 3 0 2 1

UNLV 2 2 0 0

Boise State 1 1 0 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 1 1 0 0

Air Force 0 0 0 0

Colorado
Colorado
State 0 0 0 0

Nevada 1 0 0 0

Utah
Utah
State 0 0 0 0

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships, List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships, and NCAA Division 1 FBS Conferences Sports[edit] The Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
sponsors championship competition in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[19] Hawai'i is only an associate member for football, and Colorado
Colorado
College is only an associate member for women's soccer. Men's sports[edit]

Member Baseball Basket­ball Cross country Football Golf Tennis Track & Field Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Total MW Sports

Air Force Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8

Boise State N[a] Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

Fresno State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8

Colorado
Colorado
State N Y Y Y Y N Y Y 6

Nevada Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

UNLV Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

New Mexico Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8

San Diego
San Diego
State Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

San Jose State Y Y Y Y Y N N N 5

Utah
Utah
State N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

Wyoming N Y Y Y Y N Y Y 6

Totals 7 11 8 11 11 8 7 7 70

Affiliate Members

Hawai'i

Y

1

^ Boise State has announced plans to add baseball at an as-yet-undetermined date.[20]

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Mountain West Conference which are played by MW members

School Fencing[a] Gymna­stics Ice hockey Lac­rosse Rifle[b] Skiing[c] Soccer Swimming & diving Water polo Wrestling

Air Force Indep­endent MPSF Atlantic Hockey SoCon PRC

WAC WAC WWPA Big 12

Fresno State

Big 12

Nevada

PRC

UNLV

WAC WAC

New Mexico

RMISA C-USA

San Diego
San Diego
State

Pac-12

San Jose State

WAC

GCC

Wyoming

WAC

Big 12

^ Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Air Force, like most NCAA fencing schools, has a coed team with men's and women's squads. ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Air Force and Nevada
Nevada
both field coed teams. ^ Skiing is officially a coeducational team sport.

Women's sports[edit]

Member Basket­ball Cross country Golf Soccer Softball Swimming & diving Tennis Track & Field Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Volley­ball Total MW Sports

Air Force Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y 8

Boise State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Fresno State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Colorado
Colorado
State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Nevada Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

UNLV Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

New Mexico Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

San Diego
San Diego
State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

San Jose State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Utah
Utah
State Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 8

Wyoming Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y 9

Totals 11 11 9 11 9 10 11 11 11 11 104

Affiliate Members

Colorado
Colorado
College

Y

1

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Mountain West Conference which are played by MW members

School Beach volleyball Equestrian Fencing Gymnastics Lacrosse Rifle Rowing Skiing Water polo

Air Force

Independent MPSF

PRC

Boise State Independent

MRGC

Fresno State

Independent

MPSF

Colorado
Colorado
State

WWPA

Nevada

PRC

New Mexico Independent

RMISA

San Diego
San Diego
State

MPSF

American

Golden Coast

San Jose State Independent

MPSF

MPSF

Utah
Utah
State

MRGC

Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Air Force, like most NCAA fencing schools, has a coed team with men's and women's squads. Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Air Force and Nevada
Nevada
both field coed teams. Skiing is officially a coeducational sport with teams having men's and women's squads.

Conference champions[edit] Main article: List of Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
champions Rivalries[edit] Conference (football)[edit]

Teams Rivalry name Trophy Meetings (last) Record Series leader

Air Force Colorado
Colorado
State Air Force– Colorado
Colorado
State football rivalry Ram-Falcon Trophy 56 (2017) 34–21–1 Air Force

Hawai'i Air Force–Hawai'i football rivalry Kuter Trophy 21 (2016) 13–7–1 Air Force

Boise State Fresno State Boise State–Fresno State football rivalry Milk Can 20 (2017) 14–6 Boise State

Nevada Boise State– Nevada
Nevada
football rivalry — 42 (2017) 29–13 Boise State

Fresno State Boise State Boise State–Fresno State football rivalry Milk Can 20 (2017) 6–14 Boise State

Hawai'i Fresno State–Hawai'i football rivalry The Golden Screwdriver 50 (2017) 27–22–1 Fresno State

San Diego
San Diego
State Battle for the Oil Can Old Oil Can 57 (2017) 24–29–4 San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry Valley Cup 81 (2017) 41–37–3 Fresno State

Colorado
Colorado
State Air Force Air Force– Colorado
Colorado
State football rivalry Ram-Falcon Trophy 56 (2017) 21–34–1 Air Force

Wyoming Border War Bronze Boot 109 (2017) 58–46–5 Colorado
Colorado
State

Hawai'i Air Force Air Force–Hawai'i football rivalry Kuter Trophy 21 (2016) 7–13–1 Air Force

Fresno State Fresno State–Hawai'i football rivalry The Golden Screwdriver 50 (2017) 22–27–1 Fresno State

Wyoming Hawai'i– Wyoming
Wyoming
football rivalry Paniolo Trophy 23 (2017) 9–14 Wyoming

Nevada Boise State Boise State– Nevada
Nevada
football rivalry — 42 (2017) 13–29 Boise State

UNLV Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon 43 (2017) 26–17 Nevada

UNLV Nevada Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon 43 (2017) 17–26 Nevada

San Diego
San Diego
State Fresno State Battle for the Oil Can Old Oil Can 57 (2017) 29–24–4 San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State El Camino Real Rivalry — 41 (2017) 20–19–2 San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State Fresno State Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry Valley Cup 81 (2017) 37–41–3 Fresno State

San Diego
San Diego
State El Camino Real Rivalry — 41 (2017) 19–20–2 San Diego
San Diego
State

Utah
Utah
State Wyoming Bridger's Battle Bridger Rifle 68 (2017) 38–26–4 Utah
Utah
State

Wyoming Colorado
Colorado
State Border War Bronze Boot 109 (2017) 46–58–5 Colorado
Colorado
State

Hawai'i Hawai'i– Wyoming
Wyoming
football rivalry Paniolo Trophy 23 (2017) 14–9 Wyoming

Utah
Utah
State Bridger's Battle Bridger Rifle 68 (2017) 26–38–4 Utah
Utah
State

Non-conference (including other sports)[edit]

Schools First meeting Game Trophy Reigning champion (last meeting) Next meeting

Air Force / Army / Navy 1972

Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Army (2017) 2018

Boise State Idaho 1971 Battle of Idaho Governor's Cup Boise State (2010)

Colorado
Colorado
State Colorado 1893 Rocky Mountain Showdown Centennial Cup Colorado (2017) 2018

New Mexico Arizona 1908 Arizona– New Mexico
New Mexico
football rivalry Kit Carson Rifle Arizona (2015)

New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
State 1894 Rio Grande Rivalry

New Mexico
New Mexico
State (2017) 2018

New Mexico Texas–El Paso 1919 Rio Grande Championship

Texas–El Paso (2014)

San Diego
San Diego
State Brigham Young 1947 BYU– San Diego
San Diego
State football rivalry

Brigham Young (2012) 2019

San Jose State Stanford 1900 Bill Walsh Legacy Game

Stanford (2013)

Utah
Utah
State / Brigham Young / Utah 1971

Beehive Boot Utah (2016) 2017

Utah
Utah
State Brigham Young 1922 Battle for The Old Wagon Wheel The Old Wagon Wheel Utah
Utah
State (2017) 2018

Utah
Utah
State Utah 1892 Battle of the Brothers

Utah (2015)

Football[edit] Divisions[edit] See also: Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
Football Championship Game Beginning in 2013, the conference split into two divisions, named the "Mountain Division" and "West Division," of six teams each for football. The Mountain West also added a conference championship game, pitting the winners of the two divisions. This first championship game took place on December 7, 2013 at Bulldog Stadium
Bulldog Stadium
in Fresno, California, the home stadium of Fresno State, the divisional winner with the higher BCS ranking.[21] Each team plays five divisional games and three cross-divisional contests annually.[22] The 2015 championship game featured the Air Force Academy Falcons against the San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Aztecs. The 2016 championship game featured The San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Aztecs against the University of Wyoming
Wyoming
Cowboys.

Mountain Division West Division

Air Force Fresno State

Boise State Hawaiʻi

Colorado
Colorado
State Nevada

New Mexico UNLV

Utah
Utah
State San Diego
San Diego
State

Wyoming San Jose State

No other MW sport is split into divisions — including women's soccer, the only other conference sport with 12 competing schools (with Colorado
Colorado
College as the 12th member).

Bowl games[edit] The Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
has agreements with six bowls for 2014–15. In addition, the MW champion has access to the so-called "New Year's Six" bowls associated with the College Football Playoff (CFP) under either of the following conditions:

It is one of the four highest-ranked teams overall, as determined by the CFP selection committee. In this case, it will play in one of the two bowl games that serve as CFP semifinals. It is not a CFP semifinalist, but is the highest-ranked conference champion from the so-called "Group of Five" conferences (American, C-USA, MAC, MW, Sun Belt), as determined by the selection committee. In this case, it will receive an "at-large" berth in one of the other four "New Year's Six" games.

In the first season of the CFP in 2014, Boise State received the "Group of Five" at-large berth, landing in and winning the Fiesta Bowl.

Pick Name Location Opposing conference Opposing pick

1 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, Nevada Pac-12 6

2 Poinsettia Bowl San Diego, California BYU (2016) –

3 Famous Idaho
Idaho
Potato Bowl Boise, Idaho MAC 5

4 New Mexico
New Mexico
Bowl Albuquerque, New Mexico C-USA 6

5 Hawai'i Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii C-USA 3

6 New Orleans
New Orleans
Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana Sun Belt 1

If Hawai'i is bowl eligible and not MW champions or selected for a CFP bowl, they will receive a berth in the Hawai'i Bowl.

Bowl records[edit] As of the 2017–18 Bowl games

School Appearances W L T Win % BCS/ NY6 National championships

Fresno State 27 13 14 0 .481 0–0 0

Air Force 26 12 13 1 .481 0–0 0

Boise State 18 12 6 0 .667 3–0 2 — 1958 (NJCAA), 1980 (NCAA Division I-AA [23])

Colorado
Colorado
State 17 6 11 0 .353 0–0 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 16 8 8 0 .500 0–0 3 — 1966–1968 (NCAA College Division [24])

Wyoming 15 7 8 0 .467 0–0 0

Nevada 15 5 10 0 .333 0–0 0

New Mexico 13 4 8 1 .346 0–0 0

Utah
Utah
State 12 4 8 0 .333 0–0 0

Hawaiʻi 11 6 5 0 .545 0–1 0

San Jose State 10 7 3 0 .700 0–0 0

UNLV 3 2 1 0 .667 0–0 0

Bowl Challenge Cup[edit] ESPN
ESPN
created the Bowl Challenge Cup in 2002 for the conference that had the best college football bowl record among Division I Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The conference has won it four times, more than any other conference, by finishing with bowl game records of 2-1 in 2004–05,[25] 4-1 in 2007–08,[26] 4-1 in 2009–10,[27] and 4-1 in 2010–11.[28] Men's Basketball[edit] The Mountain West and Missouri Valley Conferences hold an annual challenge series that was renewed in the 2015–16 season after a two-year hiatus. The series began in the 2009-10 season but temporarily ended when the original contract ran out after the 2012-13 season, During the first four seasons of the series, it involved all members of the MW and an equal number of the 10 MVC teams in basketball. With the MW now having 11 basketball members to the MVC's 10, the renewed series involves all MVC teams, with one MW team sitting out. The first game was on November 13, 2009, featuring the Bradley Braves and the BYU Cougars
BYU Cougars
in Provo and it concluded on December 23 with the Wyoming
Wyoming
Cowboys visiting the Northern Iowa Panthers in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The challenge is similar to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, which pits men's basketball teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
and the Big Ten Conference.[29] NCAA tournament records[edit]

School Appearances W L Win % Wins per appearance National championships

UNLV 20 33 19 .635 1.737 1 (1990)

Utah
Utah
State 20 6 22 .214 0.300 0

New Mexico 15 8 16 .333 0.545 0

Wyoming 14 9 19 .321 0.643 1 (1943)

Colorado
Colorado
State 10 4 11 .267 0.375 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 10 6 10 .375 0.444 0

Nevada 8 6 8 .429 0.750 0

Boise State 7 0 7 .000 0.000 0

Fresno State 5 2 5 .286 0.400 0

Air Force 4 0 4 .000 0.000 0

San Jose State 3 0 3 .000 0.000 0

Women's Basketball[edit] NCAA tournament records[edit]

School Appearances W L Win % Wins per appearance National championships

San Diego
San Diego
State 9 6 9 .400 0.571 0

UNLV 8 3 8 .273 0.375 0

New Mexico 8 3 8 .273 0.375 0

Fresno State 6 0 6 .000 0.000 0

Colorado
Colorado
State 5 5 5 .500 1.000 0

Boise State 2 0 2 .000 0.000 0

Wyoming 1 0 1 .000 0.000 0

Air Force 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

Nevada 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

San Jose State 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

Utah
Utah
State 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

Facilities[edit]

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity

Air Force Falcon Stadium 46,692 Clune Arena 5,858 Falcon Baseball Field 1,000

Boise State Albertsons Stadium 36,387 Taco Bell Arena 12,480 Non-baseball school

Fresno State Bulldog Stadium 41,031 Save Mart Center 15,544 Pete Beiden Field 5,422

Colorado
Colorado
State Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado
Colorado
State Stadium 41,200 Moby Arena 8,745 Non-baseball school

Hawai'i Aloha Stadium 50,000 Football-only member

Nevada Mackay Stadium 30,000 Lawlor Events Center 11,784 William Peccole Park 3,000

UNLV Sam Boyd Stadium[a] 36,800 Thomas & Mack Center (men) Cox Pavilion
Cox Pavilion
(women) 18,776 2,500 Earl Wilson Stadium 3,000

New Mexico Dreamstyle Stadium 39,224 Dreamstyle Arena - The Pit[b] 15,411 Santa Ana Star Field 1,000

San Diego
San Diego
State SDCCU Stadium 54,000[c] Viejas Arena 12,414 Tony Gwynn Stadium 3,000

San Jose State CEFCU Stadium 30,456 Event Center Arena 5,000 San Jose Municipal Stadium 4,200

Utah
Utah
State Maverik Stadium 25,513 Dee Glen Smith Spectrum 10,270 Non-baseball school

Wyoming War Memorial Stadium 30,514 Arena-Auditorium 15,028 Non-baseball school

Notes

^ Set to be replaced in 2020 by Las Vegas Stadium
Las Vegas Stadium
(capacity 65,000). ^ More commonly known as The Pit (stylized as The PIT). ^ Artificially reduced capacity; full capacity is 71,400.

Elevation[edit] The Mountain West's slogan is "Above the rest," and over half of the member institutions, plus women's soccer-only member Colorado
Colorado
College, are at more than 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) above sea level. This impacts endurance in sports like football, soccer, and the distance races in track & field and swimming meets, and aerodynamics in baseball, softball, tennis, golf, and the discus and javelin throws. The Mountain West's institutions have the highest average elevations in NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
sports. Campus and football stadium elevations[edit] Schools in italics are single-sport members. In the case of women's soccer-only member Colorado
Colorado
College, "Stadium Elevation" refers to the school's soccer venue.

School Campus Elevation (ft) Stadium Elevation (ft)

Air Force Academy 7,258 6,621

Wyoming 7,198 7,215

Colorado
Colorado
College 6,053 6,053

New Mexico 5,174 5,100

Colorado
Colorado
State 5,007 5,190

Utah
Utah
State 4,777 4,710

Nevada 4,564 4,610

Boise State 2,697 2,695

UNLV 2,024 1,600

San Diego
San Diego
State 433 25

Fresno State 338 335

Hawai'i 105 19

San Jose State 85 93

Elevation by conference[edit]

Conference Average Campus Elevation (ft) Notes

Mountain West 3,596 3,305 for football schools, including Hawaiʻi 3,801 for women's soccer schools, including Colorado
Colorado
College

Big Sky 2,968

WAC 1,967

Summit League 1,295

Pac-12 1,205

Elevation data obtained from the USGS Geographic Names Information System

References[edit]

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Nevada
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