Week 4 Mountain West Football Quarterback Rankings
Here is our latest week of QB rankings
The latest Mountain West quarterback rankings have some shakeup.
12. Ty Gangi, Nevada (PV: 12)
The quarterback situation in Reno is starting to go off the rails. In last week’s game against Washington State starter Kaymen Cureton was pulled after five passing attempts for David Cornwell. Speaking of Cornwell, he has decided to leave the program. When Nevada opens up conference play and head coach Jay Norvell is going back to Ty Gangi.
11. Josh Love, San Jose State (PV: 11)
The Spartan quarterback situation has not been great but the injury to Montel Aaron which is holding him out once again. Brent Brennan said during Monday’s press conference that he is going with Josh Love over Sam Allen in their conference opener against UNLV.
10. Chason Virgil OR Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State (PV: 8)
Head coach Jeff Tedford is contemplating between Virgil and McMaryion for the conference opener against Nevada. Neither has played great which makes the decision a difficult one for who should be the starter this weekend.
9. Armani Rogers, UNLV (PV: 7)
Playing Ohio State is tough for any quarterback but Rogers has not been great this year. He has had a few good throws including that 94-yarder against Idaho, but besides that he has not been great in his freshman campaign.
8. Lamar Jordan, New Mexico (PV: 10)
The Lobos quarterback situation has been marred with injuries the past few weeks but Lamar Jordan is back after being cleared to return to action from his concussion. Jordan is probably better than this No. 8 ranking but he needs to get back on the field and be healthy before moving up.
7. Josh Allen, Wyoming (PV: 5)
This might be harsh since Allen does have some receivers who are having issues grabbing onto his throws, but for the second straight week he threw for fewer than 100 yards passing.
6. Arion Worthman, Air Force (PV: 5)
The offense was once again led by Worthman who rushed for more than 20 times in their close home loss to the Aztecs. The fullback dive was back in full force and Worthman made better decisions, but if he needs to up his rushing average above the 2.6 mark per carry to be effective. If he can not then he needs to start running the ball less.
5. Kent Myers, Utah State (PV: 7)
The entire Aggies team is tough to figure out as they have two blowout wins against Idaho State and San Jose State plus a pair of equally bad losses to Wisconsin and Wake Forest. Myers has played good in the wins and bad in the losses. Against the Spartans he showed what this new wide open offense from offensive coordinator David Yost could yield as Myers had four total touchdowns and had 265 total yards of offense while playing just over half of the game.
4. Brett Rypien, Boise State (PV: 4)
There were two tales to Rypien against Virginia last week. He started off moving the ball well and even had a quick strike late in the first half which led to a touchdown. Once the third quarter started going he was unable to find the open man which was a reason for the blowout. Overall, just by looking at his stat line from last week he looked ok by going 24 of 42 for 285 yards,
3. Dru Brown, Hawaii (PV: 3)
Did you know Brown is tied for the conference lead with wight touchdowns and is second in quarterback rating? He had a good game against an above average Wyoming defense over the weekend. In that overtime loss, Brown completed 72 percent of his passes on 29 of 40. His one issue was the two turnovers.
2. Nick Stevens, Colorado State (PV: 2)
The Rams were on a bye this past weekend, but for the season Stevens leads the Mountain West in passing yards with 1,227, touchdowns with eight and yards per game at 306.8.
1. Christian Chapman, San Diego State (PV: 2)
For those who read this regularly and know me this is a big move to put Chapman as the best quarterback in the conference but this is earned. He has the highest quarterback rating in the league, the fewest interceptions with just one, five touchdown passes and is second in yards per play at 7.9. Not to mention multiple clutch drives to help the Aztecs remain undefeated and in the hunt for a New Year’s Six bowl game.