San Diego State, Nevada Lead Preseason KenPom Rankings

San Diego State, Nevada Lead Preseason KenPom Rankings

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San Diego State, Nevada Lead Preseason KenPom Rankings

San Diego State and Nevada are both in the top 75 of the initial 2017-18 KenPom rankings


Nevada won the regular season and conference tournament titles last season


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UNLV improved by over 70 spots from last year’s final ranking

The initial 2017-18 men’s basketball rankings on KenPom.com were released Sunday evening.

KenPom.com, a site created and developed by Ken Pomeroy, is a highly popularized metric that measures team quality on a possession-by-possession basis. It has quickly risen to prominence among basketball circles and is now being used as a main metric by the NCAA Tournament committee.

Here are the preseason KenPom rankings for the Mountain West:

71) San Diego State (78 in final 2017-18 rankings)
73) Nevada (54)
80) Fresno State (98)
85) Boise State (94)
89) Wyoming (127)
115) Colorado State (86)
123) Utah State (130)
172) UNLV (248)
183) New Mexico (119)
220) Air Force (222)
272) San Jose State (214)

The following list is the total of Tier A and Tier B non-conference games for each team. The tiers measure the opponent quality and location of matchups. Tier A and Tier B games are generally considered top 50 and top 100 opponents.

Air Force 0/2
Boise State 2/0
Colorado State 2/3
Fresno State 1/1
Nevada 2/2
New Mexico 2/2
San Diego State 1/1
San Jose State 0/4
UNLV 1/1
Utah State 1/2
Wyoming 2/1

The highest-ranked non-conference opponents are as follows:

3) Arizona – @ UNLV, Dec 2; @ New Mexico, Dec 16
14) TCU – vs. New Mexico, Nov 24; vs. Nevada, Dec 8
20) Gonzaga – vs. Utah State, Nov 18
24) SMU – vs. Boise State, Dec 18
33) Texas Tech – vs. Nevada, Dec 5
35) Oregon – vs. Boise State, Dec 1; vs. Colorado State, Dec 8

The 2017-18 college basketball season tips off Friday, November 10.

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